James D. Bell is the author of the award winning, best-selling novel, Vampire Defense. Judge Bell is a retired County, Circuit and Chancery Judge who practices law in Mississippi. He was the youngest trial judge in state history and received the highest approval ratings ever given to a Mississippi Circuit or County Judge. He is listed in Preeminent Lawyers, Outstanding Lawyers of America, America’s Top One Hundred Attorneys and other lists of leading lawyers.
Judge Bell has been involved in some of the most significant cases in Mississippi and draws on actual experiences when he writes his novels. He is the son of an American Indian mother and a prominent local businessman. He is devoted to his wife, Joanne. They live near Brandon, Mississippi and have four children.