The twist at the end is heart-breaking, shocking, done so swiftly, I felt bereft.
I know this is a winning story because days after I read it, weeks even, I remember it.  

Ralph Jackman, Author of Actium - (about A Shift in the Gallery)

 
Bella D'Arcy Reed's website

Welcome

Welcome to my website, which I hope you will enjoy.

As a writer, I write the scenes in my head: what I see, what I hear when my characters speak. Having worked in Music Theatre and Community Arts, then as a Garden Designer/Historian, I have a strong visual and aural sense.

My writing is about putting these scenes and sounds into words, to share them with you, the readers.

Bella

PS – Do get in touch!

AWARDS

  • NEW
    2017 A SHIFT IN THE GALLERY
    Winner, The Olga Sinclair Short Story Competition, Norwich Writers Circle
  • NEW
    2017 THE MORESCO
    Short-listed for The Dorothy Dunnett Short Story Competition, The Historical Writers Association
  • 2017 MAGIC CARPETS
    Special Mention, Spread-the-Word Life-Writing Competition
  • 2016 ROGUE
    Winner of the Essex Book Festival Crime Writing Short Story Competition
  • 2015 PERGOLAS
    Longlisted for the Words and Women Prose Competition
  • 2014 FLOWERS
    Short-listed for the Essex Book Festival Short Story Competition

Newsletters

The pictures in each section are of places and things which mean a lot to me. The Newsletter is about what’s happening, what places – mostly gardens – I’ve been to, and things I find interesting and want to share.