WRITER
Bobbie Pell, Wordsmith

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JUST ONE WISH: REALMS OF FAERIE

"Well, Ranulff old boy, I believe our glamour is beginning to fade, sighed Estella as her fingertips lingered over the dogs golden head.   The pets natural white was emerging as hints of red adorned the ear flaps, denoting the dogs faerie origins.   Estellas auburn hair, once masked as auburn, now draped her shoulders in wispy, silver curls tipped with lavender, giving her the appearance of a mortal woman in her mid-fifties.  Well, theres naught for it now.  Just shows you what being with mortals for too many turns of the moon will do."


Venture into the realms of imagination where love is tested, retribution is earned, and faeries make mischief among mortals. In narrative poems with fresh motivators and twists, discover how Beautys Beast was transformed, the true destiny of the Little Mermaid, and how a clever younger sister finally wins!  This collection of original tales and poems expose Celtic themes, world folklore, and the essence of the natural world.





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THE HIGHLAND HEART: THE SONGWEAVERS' CHRONICLES BOOK ONE

When a woman plans her life, she never includes tragedy.


Hannah McFey thought she knew what she wanted - a simple life in her native 16th century Scottish highlands, married to Lukas MacLaren, a man she truly loved, and following in her mother’s profession as a weaver. Social class differences undergird Hannah’s greatest fears of ever truly being loved. But the initial romantic conflict, once resolved, leads our heroine into deeper discoveries about the nature of a woman’s soul - her drive, her courage, and her ability to love, even herself. She even discovers close ties with beings of the folkloric Celtic Otherworld.

Remember to breathe.

Tragic events send Hannah on a treacherous journey to locate Michael, a mysterious missing harper loved for years by her mother. But when Hannah is challenged about her own heritage, the results create choices which impact her future. Michael’s story plumbs the depths of Celtic mysteries while Hannah struggles to survive in the face of great loss and deep uncertainties. The two strands blend into a seamless weaving of healing the wounded heart, reclaiming one’s identity, and learning to love once more.

"Bobbie Pell’s lifelong interests in traditional culture and literature have long been reflected in her engaging story-telling and music. Now, after years of seeking out and studying Celtic mythology, history and folklore, she has brought together many colourful strands to weave a creative, new tapestry that promises to delight all who are fascinated by Celtic tradition."

Margaret Bennett, Scottish Folklorist / Gaelic Singer

PUBLISHED WORKS

FICTION / POETRY

“Greener Fields” in Imagining Heaven (Anthology)
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The Song Weaver [adult fiction]
.....(Publishing pending)

"The Mournful Lady of Binnorie",
.....August House Book of Scary Stories (See store for ordering information)

“How Long?” [short fiction]
.....(Sheville.org - online magazine)

“A Change of Heart” [short fiction]
.....(Pitkin-In-Progress, Literary Magazine)

“Heartstrings,” “Celtic Threads,”and “Aslan: A Puppy’s Legacy”
.....(Poetry, Victoria Press)

“The Gathering,” “Stardog,” “The Dance,” “The Forbidden Fruit”
.....(Flight Literary Magazine)


CRITICAL / NON-FICTION

“A New Star: Near Death Experiences ... Traumatic Brain Injury ... a writer's healing journey back to hope!” (Amazon.com)

“How the Who Got the What” (National Storytelling Magazine, 2009)

Essay on Kate Horsley’s Confession of a Pagan Nun.
......(Q Literary Magazine)

Endangered Species: Northern Flying Squirrel
..... (N.C. Wildlife Commission)

Recycling in the Schools
..... (N.C. Wildlife Commission)

Come Dream with Me . . . In Imaginary Lands
..... (Journal of Tarheel Tellers)

The Decision-Making Process for Library Collections by Dr. Bea Kovacs
..... (Chapter author for School Libraries)

 

 

 


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR:
Reading Comprehension, Oral Communications, Grammar, Freshman Composition, Masterpieces in Literature, World Literature, Literary Research/Analysis (Poetry, Short Fiction, Novel, Drama), Written Communications (Business writing), Creative Writing (Poetry, Short Fiction).

UNC-Asheville
Montreat College
Southwestern Community College
East Tennessee State University
Mars Hill College
A-B Tech Community College
 


FOLKLORE / FICTION WRITING INSTRUCTOR: Creating Unforgettable Characters, Writing Children's Books, Writing from the Heart: Stories that Heal, Story Structures: Strengthening Plot Lines, Personal Narratives, Unblocking Your Imagination, Initiation into the Writing Life, A Writer's Adventure, Ballads.

UNC-Asheville
Montreat Conference Center: Elderhostel
Visiting Artist in Public Schools
East Tennessee State University
John C. Campbell Folk School
Writers’ Workshop
 


WRITING CONSULTANT

PROOFREADING FICTION / NONFICTION
: Grammar, Line Editing, Structure, Characterization, Imagery. Please contact for more information.