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Kendall Bell

     Kendall Bell is an award-winning journalist who has won more than 20 awards from the South Carolina Press Association and the Associated Press. He is a veteran reporter having worked at The Charlotte Observer, The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News, The Lancaster News and as an editor at the Beaufort Gazette and The (Sumter) Item. Today, he is the Public Information Officer for the Sumter County (SC) Sheriff's Office.
    Bell’s writing credits include two published anthologies, From the Heart: Stories of Love and Friendship (HJW Publications, 2003) and From the Heart 2: More Stories of Love and Friendship (HJW Publications, 2004). He has also been published in many magazines including Writer’s Digest, South Carolina Sheriff, Lowcountry Monthly Magazine, Hilton Head Island Monthly Magazine, Sandlapper Magazine and others.
     Bell is in growing demand nationally as a speaker who is known for his unique wit and humor. He has developed workshops for beginning writers as well as advanced workshops for published authors covering topics such as book promotion and secrets to getting book reviews.
     Now you can order Kendall's books directly from this website. Enter the desired quantities in the small box below each book and click the Submit button. Then, follow the steps through the shopping cart to complete your order. You may choose C.O.D. or PayPal as your method of payment.  If you don't have a PayPal account but would like to use it, select PayPal as your payment method and you will be guided through as few easy steps to set up an account. It's easy; and best of all, it's free!

Kendall Bell has a story about one of his favorite places in South Carolina in State of the Heart. Get your copy today!

State of the Heart evokes a sense of history and timelessness by bringing together heartfelt responses to South Carolina rooted in memory, drawing on reflection, inspiration, and love. The anthology reveals a state that is more than a playground for tourists; it is a state of human hiding places that echo in the hearts of its literary citizens. Though presented as a book about place, the collection is ultimately about our shared connections to one another, to a complex common past, and to ongoing efforts to frame and build a future of promise and possibility.

"State of the Heart is a rich collection of personal stories, reflections, historical facts and front porch yarns as colorful, timeless and inspiring as the people and landscape of the Palmetto State. This heartfelt book is a must-read for everyone lucky enough to have been born here or who now calls South Carolina home."—Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author, Beach House Memories

"State of the Heart reminds us of what is best about South Carolina and her many gifted writers, the monumental power of this place to shape our memories into stories and then our stories into art."Pat Conroy, from the foreword

"Southerners—-whether they write poetry, fiction, or non-fiction—-have a sense of place. In their work, sometimes that place is a literal, physical presence; sometimes it is spiritual. For some a place is a haven, for others it is a muse: a front porch, a garden, a cabin in the woods, a library, or the Carolina Coliseum. In this wonderful book of "mini-memoirs" you can discover the places that have inspired and continue to inspire a marvelous group of South Carolina writers."Walter Edgar

Hardcover: $39.95 - ISBN 9781611172508
Softcover: $19.95 - ISBN 9781611172515

It's Here!
Larry Phillips: NASCAR's only
5-time Winston Racing Series Champion

"He could win on big oval tracks or little tracks. He was just one helluva guy!"

    -- Rusty Wallace reflecting on his memory of Larry Phillips

      NASCAR fans take pride in knowing all about its drivers -- both past and present. However, unless Larry Phillips is a part of that history, it's not complete.
      Throughout the Midwest, Larry was known as the "master of the short track." He seemed unbeatable and won an unprecedented five NASCAR Winston Racing Series Titles!
Read how NASCAR stars Mark Martin, Rusty Wallace, Ken Schrader, Kenny Wallace and others say Larry affected their careers.
      It's the book that has people in the Ozarks buzzing!
We will post details soon on how you can save money by pre-ordering your copy! And watch for it in your favorite bookstore starting in January!



          Click to read one of the stories

     Kendall Bell's second book, From the Heart 2: More Stories of Love and Friendship, offers even more contributions from writers across the country. This book holds 57 stories and poems. Some will make you laugh, and some will make you cry, but all are stories you will remember. Cassandra King, author of Making Waves in Zion and The Sunday Wife says of Bell's latest book: "Our world so desperately needs these stories of love, hope, and inspiration."

To order a copy of this book, enter the number of copies you want in the space provided and click the submit button. The price is $14.95 plus $5 shipping and handling each. South Carolina residents: add 6% sales tax.



Click to read a sample

NASCAR fans have always had their heroes. Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough, Rusty Wallace, Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart—and the list goes on and on. Drivers in NASCAR’s Sprint Series, known for many years as the Winston Cup Series, have become household names in many cases. LARRY PHILLIPS won an unprecedented five Winston Racing Series championships. No one else has come close to matching that feat.

Phillips, who died in 2004, was known throughout the Midwest as a force to be reckoned with. Mark Martin, Rusty Wallace and Kenny Wallace are only a few of the drivers who went on to a successful racing career after learning from Phillips.

Phillips polarized fans wherever he went. Fans either cheered wildly for him, or they cheered equally hard against him. There was no middle ground.

However, racing wasn’t Phillips’ only interest. He also learned to fly and later built and flew a helicopter. His fans, no doubt, thought they knew all there was to know about Larry Phillips. But they are wrong. Phillips had another side that he never showed at the track. Many will be surprised to learn that he also played the violin and could be gruff as a polar bear one minute only to bend down to playfully tease a child a moment later.

In "Larry Phillips: NASCAR's Only Five-Time Winston Racing Series Champion: Master of the Short Track," Kendall Bell and David Zeszutek give fans a look at the Larry Phillips they never knew from just seeing him at the tracks. And for fans who thought they knew everything about their favorite driver, they might be surprised to learn Phillips planted the seed for the love of racing in them. He might be gone, but his influence on the empire we know as NASCAR will continue to be felt for years to come.


listed in descending date

September 14
Book Signing
Elephant Ear Gallery
672 Bultman Drive
Sumter, SC
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
(803) 773-2268 for more info

January 21, 2012
3-5 p.m.
Sumter County Library
Local Author Fair
111 N. Harvin Street
Sumter, SC

October 13, 2011
6 p.m.
Book signing
Park Road Books
4139 Park Road
Charlotte, NC

September 17-19, 2011
Southern Independent Bookseller's Alliance
Trade Show
Charleston, SC

May 25, 2011
Book signing
6 p.m.
Park Road Books
4139 Park Road
Charlotte, NC

May 14-15, 2011
Fifteenth Annual SC Book Festival
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Columbia, SC

April 16, 2011
Columbia Speedway
Racers' Reunion
Columbia, SC

Saturday, March 26
2-4 p.m.
Fountain Bookstore
1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA

Saturday, March 19
11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
McIntosh's Book Shoppe
917 Bay Street
Beaufort, SC

March 5, 2011
1-3 p.m.
Book Signing
Barnes and Noble
3400 Forest Drive
Columbia, SC

February 21, 2011
Reading and Book Signing
7 p.m.
Lancaster County Library
313 South White Street
Lancaster, SC

February 12, 2011
1-3 p.m.
Book Signing
Meet Kendall Bell
The Book Nack
742 N. Anderson Road
Rock Hill, SC

February 5, 2011
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Book Signing
Meet Kendall Bell
Sumter Mall
Sumter, SC

1 p.m.
Meet David Zeszutek
Barnes and Noble
8625 Northwest Prairie View Road
Kansas City, Missouri


January 29, 2011
4-6 p.m.
Book Signing
Meet David Zeszutek
723 N. Charles
Warrensburg, Missouri

January 28, 2011
Noon-2 p.m.
Book Signing
The Reader’s Corner
819 North Pine Street
Rolla, Missouri

6-8 p.m.
Primrose Marketplace
3300 S. Glenstone Avenue
Springfield, Mo.

January 27, 2011
1-3 p.m.
Book Signing
Springfield-Greene County Library
Library Center Branch
4653 South Campbell
Springfield, Missouri

4-6 p.m.
Book Signing We
Springfield-Greene County Library
Library Station Branch
2535 North Kansas Expressway
Springfield, Missouri

January 26, 2011
2-4 p.m.
Book signing
The Book Nook
203 Washington Avenue
West Plains, Missouri

January 25, 2011
10 a.m.-Noon
Book Signing
Bill Roberts Chevrolet
301 W. Broadway
Bolivar, Missouri

January 24, 2011
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Book Signing
Lebanon Books
727 S. Jefferson
Lebanon, Missouri

4-7 p.m.
Book Signing
Ron’s Racing Collectibles
1408 S. Glenstone Avenue
Springfield, Missouri

January 23, 2011
1-3 p.m.
Book Signing
Barnes & Noble
3055 South Glenstone Avenue
Springfield, Missouri

Jan. 22, 2011
1-3 p.m.
Book launch and signing
Half-Price Books of the Ozarks
1950 S. Glenstone "O"
Springfield, Mo.
(417) 889-9042

Jan. 22, 2011
7 p.m.
Ozarks Area Racers Reunion
West E-Plex
Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
Springfield, Mo.



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