Ann Bell

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I am currently the vice-president of the Hill Country Book Festival planning committee. All central Texas authors should consider participating. The Children’s/Youth Book Festival will be help November 14, 2009 and the Adult Book Festival will be held April 17, 2010. For more information please contact me at annamaebell@suddenlink.net.

I was extremely honored to be notified of my selection to be included in the 2008 Contemporary Authorsseries published byThomson Gale. This is a reference series that provides information on approximately 112,000 writers in a wide range of media, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, and screenwriting.

Books by Ann Bell

web20Exploring Web 2.0: Second Generation Interactive Tools

Blogs, Podcasts, Wikis, Networking, Virtual Worlds, and More is designed to help the casual computer user, students, parents, and teachers understand the latest in free and inexpensive web tools and their power for research, collaboration, and communication. It provides the history, background, and current overview of Web 2.0, RSS feeds, metadata, tags, tag clouds, and folksonomy to demystify the current jargon connected with this latest web phenomenon. Web 2.0 tools covered include: 1. Social bookmarking 2. Photo-sharing 3. Blogs 4. Podcasts 5. Vodcasts/Screencasts 6. Wikis 7. Mashups 8. Virtual Offices 9. E-Learning Course Management 10. Social/Professional Networking 11. Virtual Worlds 12. Online Communications

 

Katy Crossing Press/CreateSpace; 2009

ISBN-10: 1-4414-4986-8

ISBN-13: 978-1-4414-4986-3

Retail Price: $25.00

Genre: Technology, Education

Available from: Amazon.com or Katy Crossing Press

scampyThe Adventures of Scampy Churchmouse

Description: Very early in life, children ask questions about God, Jesus, death, and heaven. Through the eyes of Scampy Churchmouse, readers learn about God’s love, who Jesus is and why he died. They learn how God is a Father, a Son, and a Spirit all at the same time. Children will understand God’s protective love for them as they read about God’s protective love of Scampy’s family.

Katy Crossing Press/CreateSpace; 2009

ISBN-10: 1-4421-3203-5

ISBN-13: 978-14421-3203-0

Retail Price: $12.00

Genre: Children, Religion

Available from:  Amazon.com or Katy Crossing Press

handheldcomp2Handheld Computers in Schools and Media Centers

Editorial Reviews
From School Library Journal

This guide will be a tremendous resource for students and teachers who are using handheld devices. Thoroughly indexed and easy to read and follow, it will give teachers and media specialists a means to integrate handheld computers into their curricula and library-media programs. Bell discusses using the devices to meet national and state academic standards and curriculum integration; selecting appropriate hardware and software; finding, assimilating, circulating, and designing digital media, like e-books and e-audiobooks; and common copyright issues with this format. Some charts and images illustrate Bell’s instructions. All teachers and media specialists with sets of handheld computers should keep this manual close by as a ready resource.—Jodi Kearns, University of Akron, OH
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

(Linworth Publishing, Inc.)
ISBN: 1586832123
Retail: $39.95
Genre: Educational Technology
Available from publisher, and usual online stores, or email: annamaebell@yahoo.com

video2Creating Digital Video in Your School:

How to Shoot, Edit, Produce, Distribute and Incorporate Digital Media into the Curriculum

Editorial Reviews
From Booklist

A few years ago while developing an online course for professionals, Bell recognized the need for a comprehensive source on digital video. This book comes out of her entire professional experience as a library media specialist and teacher. And no matter what level of competence or experience, this book has something for every library media specialist. It provides accessible information that will help users select hard- and software, camcorders, video capture cards, microphones, filters, and tripods, even cables and connectors are covered. It has a thorough section on copyright and child protection, and it even has check sheets on preproduction and storyboarding, editing, and distributing.

School libraries and academic libraries that serve schools of education and library media programs will need copies in their collections. Dona Helmer
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

(Linworth Publishing, Inc.)
ISBN: 1586831860
Retail: $39.95
Genre: Educational Technology
Available from publisher, and usual online stores, or email: annamaebell@yahoo.com

montanaskies3Montana Skies

Stretching beyond the vast Montana sky, cords of affection unite friends and family for a lifetime – and even into eternity. In this follow-up to the best-selling Montana, the legacy of Edith Harkness infuses the fictional town of Rocky Bluff, where four young women will learn the power of prayer and unconditional love. During the darkest hour of her life, Angie Quinata comes to Rocky Bluff in search of a Healing Love. After years in a violent marriage, can Teresa Lennon find a Compassionate Love for her bruised heart? When a Love Remembered arrives from nurse Dawn Harkness’s past, why does she question God’s plan for her life? Love Abounds for the unwed Sarah Brown’s child, born with spina bifida. Would considering a life with Jeff, the father, be a negative? In Montana Skies, author Ann Bell tells the compelling stories of four women in need, one woman who intercedes, and a love that could be just a prayer away.

(Barbour Publishing)
ISBN: 1586605089
Retail: $9.95
Genre: Inspirational Romance
Available from publisher, and usual online stores, or email: annamaebell@yahoo.com

montanaMontana

Stretching beyond the vast Montana sky, cords of affection unite friends and family for a lifetime – and even into eternity. In this follow-up to the best-selling Montana, the legacy of Edith Harkness infuses the fictional town of Rocky Bluff, where four young women will learn the power of prayer and unconditional love. During the darkest hour of her life, Angie Quinata comes to Rocky Bluff in search of a Healing Love. After years in a violent marriage, can Teresa Lennon find a Compassionate Love for her bruised heart? When a Love Remembered arrives from nurse Dawn Harkness’s past, why does she question God’s plan for her life? Love Abounds for the unwed Sarah Brown’s child, born with spina bifida. Would considering a life with Jeff, the father, be a negative? In Montana Skies, author Ann Bell tells the compelling stories of four women in need, one woman who intercedes, and a love that could be just a prayer away.

(Barbour Publishing)
ISBN: 157748794X
Retail: $9.95
Genre: Inspirational Romance
Available from publisher, and usual online stores, or email: annamaebell@yahoo.com

 

MendedWheelsMended Wheels

Ann Bell & Judy Sagal

Carol Pine and her golden retriever, Prince, have been together for four years, living in a small house on a tree-lined street in Columbia, Missouri. Prince is a wonderful companion, but Carol is lonely. Her job as a graphic designer and her involvement in church keep her busy, but she longs for the love of a caring man. Each time Carol meets an interesting guy, something stops the relationship from going forward. That something, Carol knows, is her wheelchair – necessary since she was born with spina bifida. It isn’t until Lorenzo Martinez steps into her life that she thinks her dream might come true. She wonders, though, why such a handsome, compassionate man would want to be with her when he could have his choice of any woman. Only in the pain of loss – and in sensing God’s great love for her – does she find the answer to her questions.

(Heartsong Presents)
ISBN: 1586606085
Retail: $4.95
Genre: Inspirational Romance
Available from publisher, and usual online stores, or email: annamaebell@yahoo.com

loveabounds4Love Abounds

Sarah Brown is the unwed mother of Charity, a child with spina bifada. She is struggling to complete her education and obtain custody of her child. With God’s help, her life is starting to come together. Jeff Blair has followed his dad’s footsteps by fathering a child out of wedlock. No we blames little Charity’s health situation on his lack of knowledge of his own father’s medical background. He is doing his best to be available to his daughter, and he’s amazed at how comfortable he is with Sarah and Charity. But would Jeff be willing to commit to anyone for a lifetime? And now that Sarah is making strides toward her future, would considering a life with Jeff be a step backward?

(Heartsong Presents)
ISBN: 1577489829
Retail: $4.95
Large Print: Thorndike Press
ISBN: 0786297743
Retail: $27.95
Genre: Inspirational Romance
Available from publisher, and usual online stores, or email:

annamaebell@yahoo.com

loveremembered3Love Remembered

Dawn Harkness has been happy for several years with her career as an obstetrical nurse. She gained a sense of fulfillment and achievement by using her God-given gifts to help young families. When Sarah, a teenaged unwed mother, needs her help, Dawn opens her home to the girl without hesitation. But when Ryan Reynolds, an old friend from her past, comes into her life, Dawn hesitates. Are love and marriage in God’s plans for her life? And if so, where will they lead her? Away from friends and family-or back to the home she loves.

(Heartsong Presents)
ISBN: 15577485408
Retail: $4.95
Large Print: Thorndike Press
ISBN: 0786295252
Retail: $27.95
Genre: Inspirational Romance
Available from publisher, and usual online stores, or email: annamaebell@yahoo.com

 

compassionatelove2Compassionate Love

Teresa Lennon, after enduring years in an abusive marriage, has immersed herself in her work at the Spousal Abuse Center. Pastor Bryan Olson, newly arrived in Rocky Bluff, Montana, has found his ministry and his walk with God to be rich and satisfying. Once he too was hurt by love. But that was before Bryan realizes that Teresa has spoken to a part of his heart he never knew existed. And certainly before town matriarch Edith Harkness Dutton intercedes. She knows firsthand how wonderful love can be when it comes by surprise later in life. Will Teresa and Bryan be able to open their lives to true love, at long last?

Heartsong Presents)
ISBN: 1557489173
Retail: $4.95
Large Print: Thorndike Press
ISBN: 0786292458
Retail: $27.95
Genre: Inspirational Romance
Available from publisher, and usual online stores, or email: annamaebell@yahoo.com

healinglove3Healing Love

In just a few days, Angie Quinata, will graduate with honors as a beautician from Guam Community college and then she has an excellent chance for a prize job at the top salon in town. Not to mention she’s dating the most eligible bachelor on the island, Jay Harkness. And then the unthinkable happens. The victim of an unspeakable crime, Angie must find a way to climb slowly and surely out of her dark abyss. With encouragement from her doctors and friends, her shattered life begins to heal, for a time. But promises aren’t always what they seem to be.

(Heartsong Presents)
ISBN: 1557488282
Retail: $4.95
Large Print: Thorndike Press
ISBN: 0786291362
Retail: $27.95
Genre: Inspirational Romance
Available from publisher, and usual online stores, or email:

annamaebell@yahoo.com

distantlove2Distant Love

When a fiery tragedy strikes the close-knit community of Rocky Bluff, Montana, residents once again come together. At the center of the “support team” is Edith Dutton, who, with her husband, Roy, has shown family, friends, and strangers the strength of love in the mature years. Retired school librarian Rebecca Sutherland, another respected member of the community, is determined not to just sit there and feel sorry. Although she is preparing to leave for a two-year position in Guam, Rebecca and fire chief Andy Hatfield attempt to unravel the mystery of the fire. Through ensuing times of outrage and loneliness, Rebecca and Andy discover romance and real love after age fifty can happen for them too. Yet will their love become as distant as Rebecca’s island home, or will it continue to flourish, guided only by the Lord?

(Heartsong Presents)
ISBN: 1557487650
Retail: $4.95
Large Print: Thorndike Press
ISBN: 0786279834
Retail: $25.95
Genre: Inspirational Romance
Available from publisher, and usual online stores, or email: annamaebell@yahoo.com

Inspired Love

A single parent, Beth Slater has finally carved out a life for herself and her four-year-old son in Rocky Bluff, Montana. Thanks to Edith Dutton, a Crisis Center telephone volunteer to whom she once turned for help, Beth now has a dream to cling to and the means to achieve it. That is until now. As her dream unravels, Beth’s friends gather the thin strands of her life and uphold her the best way they know, in prayer. For Beth to survive, she needs first to claim an inspired live-the love of her Heavenly Father-and then the love of a godly man. The crises and concerns of men and women of all ages and backgrounds are depicted lovingly and passionately in this third book of the “Rocky Bluff Chronicles.”

(Heartsong Presents)
ISBN: 1557486689
Retail: $4.95
Large Print: Thorndike Press
ISBN: 0786277467
Retail: $25.95
Genre: Inspirational Romance
Available from publisher, and usual online stores, or email: annamaebell@yahoo.com

 

contaloveContagious Love

Edith Harkness Dutton feels the good old days are gone forever, and good reason. Despite the promise of Edith’s joyous second marriage Roy Dutton in the autumn of her life, in this Montana hamlet is anything but blissful. A former standout high school basketball star abuses his wife and is now stalking her despite a court-imposed restraining order… Edith’s son, Bob Harkness, struggles desperately to save the family hardware store from bankruptcy only to watch it go up in flames… and Roy always seems more tired than he should. As these seemingly events entwine, Edith is drawn into a maelstrom of emotions and needs. Never before have her unwavering faith and contagious love been in such demand.

(Heartsong Presents)
ISBN: 1557485623
Retail: $4.95
Large Print: Thorndike Press
ISBN: 0786273860
Retail: $25.95
Genre: Inspirational Romance
Available from publisher, and usual online stores, or email: annamaebell@yahoo.com

autumnlove2Autumn Love

A bizarre incident at Rocky Bluff High School triggers Edith Harkness’s retirement as a home economics teacher, and the start of her so-called golden years. While Edith, a widow, mother, and grandmother, is a crossroads in her life, her son Bob, the manager of the family hardware store, views his mother’s future as a dead end. He’s ready to pack her off to Arizona or the local nursing home, and then he just might move into her house! Then Edith meets Roy Dutton, and the last thing she ever expected happens to her. Life can begin again… but only when propelled by a powerful faith and the love and trust of one’s family.

(Heartsong Presents)
ISBN: 1557484538
Retail: $4.95
Large Print: Thorndike Press
ISBN: 0786270810
Retail: $25.95
Genre: Inspirational Romance
Available from publisher, and usual online stores, or email: annamaebell@yahoo.com

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