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Author J.v.L. Bell writes historical fiction and non-fiction based in Colorado. Her historical mystery series (The Lucky Hat Mine and soon to be released Denver City Justice) are set in Idaho Springs in 1863 and Denver in 1864 respectively. Her non-fiction biography of Elizabeth Byers, Denver Pioneer and wife of Rocky Mountain News editor, William Byers, is aimed at 5th graders.

  Author J.v.L. Bell loves to attend book groups, present at historical societies and other adult organizations, or visit your classroom. For adults she presents on the history she researched while writing her novels. She has two presentations that can be modified into 25 minute to 1 hour presentations: Colorado’s Colorful History or Pike Peak or Bust: Colorado’s Women ’59ers. She is also willing to come to your classroom and talk with students about Elizabeth Byers.

Recording the Lucky Hat Mine at Coupe Studios in Boulder, Colorado with narrator Nancy Wu

Audio Engineer Tess VanLaanen Records The Lucky Hat Mine at Coupe Studio

Audio Engineer Tess VanLaanen Records The Lucky Hat Mine at Coupe Studio

Nancy Wu Records The Lucky Hat Mine at Coupe Studios

Nancy Wu Records The Lucky Hat Mine at Coupe Studios

Narrator Nancy Wu, Audio Engineer Tess VanLaanen, and Author J.v.L. Bell after finishing the recording of the Lucky Hat Mine

Narrator Nancy Wu, Audio Engineer Tess VanLaanen, and Author J.v.L. Bell after finishing the recording of the Lucky Hat Mine

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Flatirons with Longs Peak in Background, May, 2015
Flatiorns from Eldorado Canyon, October 15, 2014
Longs Peak as seen from the Plains, April 2015
The Great Sand Dunes, June 15, 2014
Upper Colorado River, July 2007
Dinosaur National Monument, July 2007
Green River entering Gates of LeDore, July 2007
Columbine Cabins near Steamboat, February 2004
Yampa River thru Dinosaur National Park, May 2003
Yampa River in Dinosaur National Monument, May 2003
Ruby Horsethief Canyons on the Colorado, Fall 2003
Never Summer Range, December 2003
Spring Gulch near Lyons, November 2000
Mount Windom, Fall 2015
Mount Elbert, July 2015
Mount Massive as seen when climbing Mt. Elbert, July 2015
Mount Eolus from Sunlight Peak, Fall 2015
Mount Wilson, Fall 2015
Mount Wilson
Blue Mesa Reservoir
Heil Ranch near Boulder, Spring 2016
Garden of the Gods, Summer 2014