the story thus far...
Lucy Bell is a published author, retired teacher, and writing consultant. She has a BA in Education from the University of North Dakota and an MA in Education with a minor in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Colorado.
Her thirty-five year teaching career included creating FIRSTWRITE, a program that helped hundreds of teachers teach first graders creative writing skills, even before they could spell. She was an instructor for the PILLAR Institute for Lifelong Learning for over seven years and is a Senior Fellow with the Colorado Writing Project.
Lucy is also a native plant naturalist and active volunteer at Cheyenne Mountain State Park, Colorado Springs, Colorado. She works directly with the group, Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park, where she created and heads the program "A Literary Walk in the Woods." You can find more information about this group and park events here.
Additionally, she founded the Friends of Emerson discussion group, which has been meeting for over 10 years. They continue to meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month. More information about the discussion group and their upcoming events here.
As a writer, Lucy has written on many local historical events, including the black community of Colorado Springs in the 1930's and 40's. She is a featured contributor for the online magazine US Represented, and has been published in the literary journal Almagre Review. She has previously published her first children's novel, Molly and The Cat Who Stole Her Tongue, and just released her latest book, Coming Up: A Boy's Adventures in 1940s Colorado Springs.