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Author of Someone’s Story and co-collaborator on the music it inspired, B.A. was born in Richmond, BC and raised in Langley, BC, before settling in Winnipeg, MB. His first adventure was a career in Finance, where he spent 15 years developing his business skills. His highest achievement was the Certified Payroll Manager designation. He currently still consults with businesses on their systems and processes. Over that period of time, he also attended film school where he started to nurture his early creative abilities.

A self-starter always interested in research, he taught himself many of the aspects of storytelling through reading books, screenplays and material online. Whenever he found an inspirational piece of art, he quickly went to the source to find the story behind the artist who created the work. It took many years after attending film school for him to finally combine his creative skills with his life experience and tell that story he had been holding back. Some of his favorite creative people: Lukas Rossi, Justin Furstenfeld, Peter Jackson, Stephen Chbosky, John Green, J.K. Rowling.

Currently he is pounding away on the keyboard writing his second novel, Pulse. This project is a change of pace and more details will come in a few months!

B.A. is also an avid jogger and walker, frequently using them as a way to work on those tough spots in life and his manuscripts. If you found it this far into his material, reach out to him on Twitter and make sure to like and subscribe to get updates on all his future endeavors.

WEBSITE & SOCIAL LINKS:

Website: http://www.babellec.com

Blog: https://babellec.com/b-a-bellecs-blog/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/b_bellec

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/babellec/

About the Book

In his debut endearing coming-of-age book, B.A. Bellec writes about a group of weirdos that find and save each other from the dark depths of their minds. Someone’s Story is literally Someone’s story, as in a first-person narrative of a teenager that calls himself Someone. As he struggles to find a new footing in a new space, we encounter the many ups and downs of modern teenage life, the difficulties that adjusting to adult feelings bring, and a few tear-jerking surprises along the way.

Littered with music, mental health, friendship, loss, meditation, advice, pop culture, and even inspiring an EP, there is so much nostalgia, inspiration, and depth here it is hard to absorb it all. Cozy up somewhere warm and enjoy!

“B. A. Bellec has crafted a masterpiece of emotive and well-rounded young adult fiction.”
K.C. Finn – Author

“The variety of personages, situations, and mental illnesses represented allows all readers to relate to this book and take something away from reading! This novel is on our list of all-time favourites!”
International Girls and Books

“Someone’s Story is a beautiful novel, written in great prose, very descriptive, and filled with insights about life. The author does an incredible job with themes of family, friendship, bullying, and personal development. It felt like I was reading a portion of my emotions and myself in Someone’s Story.”
Gobi Jane – Professional Critic @ Readers’ Favourite

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Interview

Would you call yourself a born writer?

Nope. I am a good story-teller but actually writing is not my strength. My editors have the dreadful task of cleaning up all my spelling and grammar mistakes. Frankly, it’s near impossible. At the end of the day though, telling a good story is really what I think matters the most. You can have a few mistakes along the way, but my goal is always to leave my readers satisfied by giving them an emotional reaction.

What was your inspiration for Someone’s Story?

To give back. This book was like my therapy and I wanted to give my little nuggets of wisdom away to others. I also wanted to help people. Partnering with the Canadian Mental Health Association was one of the ways I did this. I would say my editor was also a big inspiration. I took a broken 40K word story and she gave me some character notes and the push I needed to finish the project.

How long did it take you to complete the novel?

My writing started as a journal. I did that for about a year. Then I spent a year turning my journal into a story and cleaning it into the finished project. This was my first book so there was lots of learning. Many of the marketing and publishing steps were new to me. The two-year journey is complete and now a few more months of marketing this book will wrap the project.

What do you feel is one of the most exciting parts of your book?

The back 1/3 is really good. I am not going to spoil it. I think for me the most exciting part is the very last chapter. When the truth is sort of revealed. The book has layers and reading it a second time is a different experience once you know the ending.

What other genres have you thought about writing? What genres would you personally never consider writing?

I am currently writing a Sci-Fi Horror book called Pulse. After that, I am thinking about Fantasy. I really don’t define myself with one genre. The genre I would never personally write is a straight romance. There will always be a romance component in my work, but it will never be the central theme.

What do you love most about being an author?

I am an introvert. The lifestyle is very introverted. I get to sit around and type words into a computer most days. I also love the creative freedom. It’s really fun to invent worlds. Planning big projects is another thing I like. Putting together the outlines on my Pulse series was so fun!

Marketing myself is something new that I never did before. It took a few months to get comfortable with pitching my ideas but over the last few weeks, the reviews and the web traffic have been climbing so I think I have it on track finally.

What’s next for you?

I am going to finish writing Pulse in the next few months then start work on the sequel, Pulse: Evolution. After that, I will start kicking the tires on my fantasy project. One day I would love to adapt my books into screenplays and try to produce movies. Follow the John Green/Jennifer Niven/Stephen Chbosky path.

 

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