Shawn Bell is an American author, screenwriter, publisher, naturalist, and media god currently living in Southern California. As a software architect with a firm grasp on hardware, Shawn has been instrumental in the design and implementation of a number of professional software packages since 1982. Shawn first appeared in print with technical works in 1985. He turned a one-time side gig as a screenplay ghostwriter into a career, and has worked extensively in the independent film niche in Hollywood, polishing and reworking screenplays and consulting on the works of others. He has been a mentor to small groups of new writers, and continues to work behind the scenes to help aspiring screenwriters learn how to present themselves and break into the competitive screenwriting industry. He works daily with writers to help them transform their manuscripts into published works as both eBooks and dead-tree, physical books. An avid reader, Shawn’s writing and creativity have been inspired by Mark Twain, Robert A. Heinlein, C.S. Lewis, Isaac Asimov, Lawrence Kasdan and Jeffrey Boam. He has an enduring respect for luminaries like Walt Disney, Howard Hughes, Henry Ford, John Huston, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. A serial entrepreneur, Shawn has started a number of successful ventures, and has helped existing businesses become leaner, meaner, and more profitable. Shawn has an excellent grasp on logistics and has taught corporations how to pivot quickly, invest in long-range planning, and cut unnecessary systems and operations. Shawn spends his free time flying, off-roading, hiking and kayaking. He volunteers with the U.S. Forest Service and is a certified wilderness ranger. “We only get one trip around the sun, make it count!” – Shawn E. Bell Need to get ahold of Shawn? You can reach him HERE.