Nell DuVall Romance Writer
Hi, I’m Nell DuVall.
Visiting all the continents except South American and Antarctica has provided a wealth of material for my writing as has participation in marine surveys and archeological expeditions in Scotland, Ireland, and Turkey. Living for a while in the Appalachian foothills of southern Ohio gave me the inspiration for the “Corpulent Chiropteran” and four Halloween tales in the ebook Teaching Man and Other Tales. I also regularly review speculative fiction for www.SFREVU.com and mysteries for www.Gumshoereview.com.
I've written for many years and had success with nonfiction books and articles, but wanted to write fiction and began with short stories. I love writing these short pieces. The market for them had almost disappeared. Then recently, websites began publishing them while ebook publishers also like short pieces. My latest, “Ghost of Past Loves” is awaiting publication.
As for novels, my time travel romance, the Train to Yesterday, sold to a small, but well respected publisher. Since then, I've produced another time travel, a science fiction novel, Beyond the Rim of Light, and four mysteries.
As my experience demonstrates, persistence and a willingness to experiment are keys to publishing success. Broad experience and a creative imagination also help. Anthologies are a great place for new writers to start. Opportunities abound.