J.v.L. Bell & The Lucky Hat Mine
The Lucky Hat Mine is J.v.L. Bell’s first novel and it officially launches on Saturday, Oct. 1. The novel is a “light mystery” for all ages—it’s set in the 1860’s of Colorado, more specifically, Idaho Springs.
On the podcast, Bell talks about what inspired the story, her approach to research to get the details right and how she found beta readers on Goodreads. She also reveals that she found her publisher through unusual means—her search for a cover artist, at a time when she thought she’d publish the book herself, led to a chance introduction and a contract. She also talks about the production of an audio book of The Lucky Hat Mine—something she wanted right alongside the print version.
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.
This podcast includes a brief clip from Nancy Yu’s narration from the official recording of The Lucky Hat Mine.
J.v.L. Bell's website.
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