Have you ever been ashamed of your heritage? WATERCRESS, which tackles this conflict, is one of my favorite picture books.


Have you outgrown insecurities you felt as a child?

EYES THAT KISS IN THE CORNERS is a beautiful and touching story of a girl who overcomes her insecurities by seeing the beauty in her family’s past, present, and future.

How I Got My Agent

Many people want to self-publish or have already self-published successfully. While I have a lot of respect for self-publishers, I am not in that camp. I’ve always known that traditional publishing is the route for me because I want close support while navigating the industry. I want to have a team of experts who canContinue reading “How I Got My Agent”


Do you have a name that some people struggle to pronounce?

I grew up wishing my first name was spelled differently. Sometimes, I doodled spelling variations that I knew others would know how to pronounce.

Who I Am

Born to one Vincentian lady and one St. Lucian chap. Raised in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY. Lover of soca music. Sleep evader. Glass half full drinker.

What I Do

Promote maternal and child health by day. Write picture books by night. Strive to be an awesome friend to Mr. Bell. Wipe away boogers from two tiny tots.

Why I Care

All children need to see more positive images of people with brown skin and the land from which they came. There is more that unites than divides us. I hope my stories can be a guiding light.

About Me

Greetings! I’m G.P. Bell. Picture Book Author. Health Advocate. Wife. Mother. This blog is for sharing my story inspirations, picture book reviews, and experiences in the children’s literature industry. Teaching is in my DNA. I hope we can learn from each other, whether you’re a new or veteran member of the KidLit community. 

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