Hi there! My name is J.A. Bell. I write essays on technology, politics, and the human condition (mostly my own), as well as short fiction. My work has been an editor’s choice on Medium, and has appeared in magazines and blogs around the world. My first book, With a Net: An Internet Memoir first appeared in 2012, and is undergoing editing for a second edition. I am also a software and web developer (for hire!) at Mechanical Bell. I live in Providence, RI, with my cat, Penny, and too many gadgets.

JABell.net is developed using Atom while drinking coffee that has never been spilled on his MacBook Pro, which runs Scrivener, my only choice for writing software.