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Linda R. Bell, American Writer, photographer. Avocations: swimming, gardening, camping, reading, music F C.


Bell, Linda R. was born on November 13, 1949 in Columbia, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of William Fleming Junior and Dorothy Virginia (Cecil) Rainey.


Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering cum laude, University Tennessee, 1971. Master of Science in Engineering magna cum laude, University Tennessee, 1972.


Process engineer, E.I. du Pont de Nemours, Inc., Chattanooga, 1972-1975;design engineer, Olin Corporation, Charleston, Tennessee, 1975-1978;environmental engineer, Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, 1978-1985;instructor writing, U. Tennessee, Knoxville, 1985-1988. Freelance writer and photographer Knoxville, since 1982. Speaker Presidential Management Interns, Knoxville, 1980.

Featured guest poet Espirit & Espirit Seminars, Nashville, 1982.


  • Avocations: swimming, gardening, camping, reading, music F C.



Volunteer Girl Scouts United States, 1966—1969, 2003—2008, Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, since 2003, Pellissippi State Technology Community College Annual Book Sale for Student Scholarships, since 2004. Swim instructor American Red Cross, 1970—1971, 1974—1975. Member of National Association of Female Executives, Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville Writers' Guild, Tennessee Writers Alliance, Humane Society Tennessee Valley, Knoxville Recycling Coalition (life), Lupus Foundation American (board directors East Tennessee chapter 1985—2003), National Wildlife Federation (life.

Backyard Habitat award 1986), Tau Beta Pi (life).


  • Other Interests

    Swimming, gardening, reading, travel.


Married Dennis L. Bell, September 11, 1971 (divorced December 1980). Married Talmadge Martin Warren, December 17, 1983.

William Fleming Rainey Junior

Dorothy Virginia (Cecil) Rainey

Dennis L. Bell

Talmadge Martin Warren