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Name:  Theodore A. Bell  

Pen Name: Ted Bell

Genre: C:ADULT C:YOUNG ADULT Fiction Mystery

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When he was a young man, Bell joined Leo Burnett Co., Chicago, as a creative director and four years later, he was named President, Chief Creative Officer where he was credited with developing numerous innovative and award-winning advertising campaigns.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ted Bell is the former chairman of the board and creative director of Young & Rubicam, one of the world's largest advertising agencies. He is the New York Times bestselling author of the Alex Hawke series as well as the YA adventure novels Nick of Time and The Time Pirate. He has recently been writer-in-residence at Cambridge University (UK) and visiting scholar at the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Bell has traveled the world and has lived in Italy, London, France, Palm Beach, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Maine. Today, a 19th century farmhouse in Connecticut is where he calls home.


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