Heidi Grace Bells is a film school grad who became a film projectionist to fund her passionately pursued goals in writing. She has had short works of science fiction and horror published in anthologies, but her real love is long-form fiction. She won a Cygnus Award, taking first place for her novel Iso in the category of New Adult Sci-Fi, her screenplay adaptation of which placed in the top 10% of entrants for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship. She has guest starred on several podcasts as writing guru, including Checking The Gate and Not Another X-Files Podcast Podcast. She has worked for the Surrey International Writers’ Conference for the past four years, helping readers and authors alike share and learn about the craft. She’s got a myriad of projects on the go across many mediums, and hit the ground running with Sleep Over as a strong debut for what is sure to be a nova-hot career.
And more personally:
H.G. Bells has lived on the West Coast of British Columbia, mostly in East Vancouver. She spent two years roaming around in New Zealand, and is now back home. She enjoys writing very much, and hopes to have a long career as an author.
She will now stop referring to herself in the third person. Did it work? I think it did. There. That’s better.
I used to be a Projectionist, projecting 35mm films on 9 screens simultaneously until digital took over, as well as 70mm OMNIMAX film at a science centre downtown. I loved being a Projectionist very much, but now it’s automated. Digital is, while not nearly as romantic, a great way for cinema to go.
I write a great many things and have had several short stories published.
I’m happy to be repped by a wonderful film/TV agent, Mary Alice Kier, over at Cine/Lit Representation. You can make inquiries with her @ cinelit (ar) att (dot) net – please note, Sleep Over has been optioned.
My life plan is this: be happy, make others happy, and write amazing stories to garner a solid audience. Oh, and to shape our collective cultural narrative and steer humanity towards the hopeful future I envision …you know, the usual.
You can contact me via email: heidi @ hgbells . com
Some extra facts about me, because I don’t really know why an “about me” should be standard when I can make it… substandard? No no that’s not right… superstandard? Yes.
I am a graduate of the Vancouver Film School, and hold both my BC Motion Picture Orientation cert, and a traffic control person ticket.
I used to throw messages in bottles over the side of the ferry, and, when I was 11, The X-Files responded to one of them and blew my mind.
I binge-watch TV shows to help get over the crazy feelings that come with finishing writing a novel.