Author J.v.L. Bell is a Colorado native who grew up climbing 14,000 ft. mountains, exploring old ghost towns, and hiking in the deserts of Utah. Whenever possible, she and her family can be found hiking, rafting, or cross-country skiing.

She loves reading and researching frontier history and incorporating these facts into her novels.  Her historic mysteries are interwoven with amusing historical stories and lore, interesting characters, and historic events. Julie relaxing while rafting the Grand Canyon-web

Curious where these historical stories came from? Check out J.v.L’s blog. Each blog includes a short summary of a historical event, local, or person.

Have a question about a character, story, or detail in the book? Ask and she’ll be happy to answer your question via email or create a blog with source information and details.

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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