Colin Bell was born in a Franciscan convent in Surrey but grew up in Sussex, UK – almost everything he’s done, he did for the first time in Brighton.

His first novel, Stephen Dearsley’s Summer Of Love was published in October 2013 (Ward Wood Publishing) and long listed for the Polari Prize 2014. It is set in Brighton in 1967.

His latest novel, Blue Notes, Still Frames will be published in October 2016 (Ward Wood Publishing). His poetry has been published in the UK (including Cinnamon Press and Soaring Penguin) and the USA (Musepie Press, The Blotter, Every Day Poets). He has been nominated for the 2017 Pushcart Prize. He has also published short stories (Ether Books) and children’s books (Novello).

He was a producer-director and then Executive Producer of music and arts programmes for Granada Television in Manchester and executive producer, EuroArts-Primetime. He’s made programmes for ITV, Channel Four and the BBC as well as for American, Japanese and German broadcasters.

He now lives in Lewes, Sussex where he also writes a daily blog – His new Brighton novel, Blue Notes, Still Frames will be published in 2016. He is now working on a third Brighton novel.

                       TELEVISION PROGRAMMES:

His television credits include the Granada arts documentary series, Celebration,  the ITV series God Bless America, the Channel Four series, My Generation,  the ITV documentary Curves, Contours and Body Horns,  the BBC documentary Menuhin’s Children,  the SDR documentary Szabo Meets Solti  and the ITV documentary It Was Twenty Years Ago Today as well as international co-productions of opera galas from San Francisco and Covent Garden and the Tenth Anniversary Concert performance of Les Miserables from the Royal Albert Hall.

God Bless America

It was Twenty Years Ago Today

Celebration 15 – 25 Arts Festival

My Generation

Curves, Contours and Body Horns


Menuhin’s Children

Szabo meets Solti

Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Gala
The Gold And Silver Gala

The Golden Gate Gala



Colin Bell’s  novel, Stephen Dearsley’s Summer Of Love, was published  on 31 October 2013. It is the story of a young fogey living in Brighton in 1967 who has a lot to learn when the flowering hippie counter culture changes him and the world around him.
It is now available as a paperback or on Kindle (go to your region’s Amazon site for Kindle orders)
You can order the book from the publishers, Ward Wood Publishing:
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Colin Bell’s  second novel, Blue Notes, Still Frames, will be published in October 2016 by Ward Wood Publishing. It begins with Joe Edevane, a Brighton street busker with surprizing powers who borrows a towel from well-heeled strangers, Alan and Rachel, for his Goth girlfriend, Victoria, and begins a chain of events that changes all of their lives.


The Needlewriters

The Frogmore Press
Poetry anthology
Genius Floored: Whispers in Smoke

Soaring Penguin Press
June 6, 2014
Poetry anthology

Tic Toc

A Kind Of A Hurricane Press
June 2014
Poetry anthology

In The Night Count The Stars

Bittersweet Editions
March 1, 2014
An “uncommon anthology” of images, fragments, stories and poetry.

Genius Floored: Uncurtained Window

Soaring Penguin Press
June 15, 2013
Poetry anthology

Reaching Out

Cinnamon Press
December 2012
Poetry and short story anthology


The Blotter

The Blotter Magazine Inc.
November 2009
Three pages of poetry in the American South’s unique, free, international literature and arts magazine.

The Fib Review

Musepie Press
My Fibonacci poetry has appeared in this journal from 2009 until the present
Shot Glass Journal

Muse Pie Press
My poetry has appeared in various issues of this short form poetry journal

Every Day Poets Magazine

Every Day Poets
I have various poems of the day published in this 365 days a year poetry magazine.

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