Richard Bell has published Life Seemed Good, But.…A Collection of Short, Quirky Stories. A portion of the sales will benefit cancer research.
Many of the stories come from Bell’s magazine column, “Modern Fables,” published in Wassup Local Magazine in Lake County, Illinois. He started writing as therapy in 2004 when he was laid off from his job shortly after his wife was diagnosed with leukemia.
Bell describes the collection as “a picture of life, not always pretty, as viewed by a rich array of characters, talking animals and the author’s twisted perception of reality. Rated PG13 for minor drug references, cartoon violence, bad puns and anti-humor. Contains a wealth of hidden trivia.”