Colin Bell was born in a Franciscan convent in Surrey but grew up in Sussex, UK. His first novel,
Stephen Dearsley's Summer Of Love was published in October 2013 (Ward Wood Publishing) and was long
listed for the Polari Prize 2014. His poetry has been published in the UK and the USA by Cinnamon Press,
Soaring Penguin Press, Musepie Press, Every Day Poets, Bittersweet, Kind of a Hurricane Press and The Blotter.
He has also published short stories (Ether Books) and children's books (Novello). Formerly a
producer-director and then Executive Producer, Music and Arts programmes for Granada Television
and Executive Producer, EuroArts-Primetime, he's made programmes for ITV, Channel Four, the BBC
and American, Japanese and German broadcasters. He now lives in Lewes, Sussex where he also writes
a daily blog -
His new novel, Blue Notes, Still Frames, will be published in 2016 by Ward Wood Publishing.
Leave the past
on home's crumbling shore.
Your voyage leads beyond return.
When it's too deep to anchor, jettison the life-boat.
Hour-glass memories will dissolve.
Let them fade to blue.