Ted Bell

Ted Bell is the former Vice-Chairman of the board and World-Wide Creative Director of Young & Rubicam, one of the world's largest advertising agencies. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Hawke, Assassin, and Pirate.

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Tsar
Spy
Hawke
Pirate
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Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. Is that really as fast as you can write?

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Huckleberry Finn, War & Peace, any Wodehouse anytime.

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Read more.

Q. Where did you go to high school and/or college?

A. Randolph-Macon College, English major. Cambridge University, Visiting Scholar and Writer in Residence.

Author Voices

April 23, 2015

I fell in love with Elmore Leonard a long, long time ago. First one I
read was STICK. It took me a while to realize that I was reading nothing

BUT dialogue. No exposition, no weather, no character descriptions,

nada. And, not only that, it seemed alive on the page because, not only

was it hysterical, but it was eerily real. And you understood everything

you needed to know about story, the characters, the plot, everything,

by listening to people talk to each other. I decided then that if I ever did write a novel, I would take Elmore as my dialogue coach.

February 05, 2015

Whoa, slow down history. Everytime I think I 've got the jump on you,
you pull a fast one. Take Putin. I thought it couldn't get any worse and said so in my new novel, PATRIOT. I turn around and wham, you've shot down one of your own passenger planes. I mean, seriously, Vlad?

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