Husband Andreas Bell

'''Jay Bell''' (born February 19, 1977) is an American writer[1][2] best known as the author of the ''Something Like''... series.[3] The first novel in the series, ''Something like Summer'', is being adapted into a feature film by Blue Seraph Productions under the direction of David Berry and screenwriter Carlos Pedraza.[4]

Bell lived in Germany with his husband, artist and industrial designer Andreas Bell, and after same-sex marriage became legal in the United States, moved back to the United States.[5] The couple currently reside in Chicago, Illinois. They have two cats named Joey and Cocoa.



In 2012, Something Like Summer was included in Amazon's Best Books of 2011: Gay & Lesbian list, and nominated for to the 24th Lambda Literary Awards in the category of Gay Romance.[6][7]

In 2013, Bell won the 25th Lambda Literary Awards in the category of Gay Romance for his novel Kamikaze Boys.[8][9]


  1. ^Bell, Jay; Bell, Andreas (2011-01-08). Something Like Summer. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN 9781453875049. https://books.google.com/books?id=jv88YgEACAAJ
  2. ^"Jay Bell". Goodreads. Retrieved 2015-08-30. https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3456705.Jay_Bell
  3. ^"Amazon.com: Jay Bell: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle". www.amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-08-30. https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B003EN0PBO
  4. ^"A Book and Its Film Version -- Made Possible by Readers and Viewers". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2015-08-30. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nicholas-kralev/something-like-summer-jay-bell_b_2952394.html
  5. ^Smart, Dick (24 June 2013). "Jay Bell: Something Like Love". Lambda Literary. Retrieved 2015-08-30. http://www.lambdaliterary.org/interviews/06/24/jay-bell-something-like-love/
  6. ^"Amazon.com: Best Books of 2011--Gay & Lesbian". www.amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-08-31. https://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?plgroup=2&docId=1000745031
  7. ^"24th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalists And Winners". Lambda Literary. Retrieved 2015-08-31. http://www.lambdaliterary.org/awards/24th-annual-lambda-literary-award-finalists/
  8. ^"25th Annual Lambda Literary Award Winners Announced!". Lambda Literary. Retrieved 2015-08-30. http://www.lambdaliterary.org/features/06/04/25th-annual-lambda-literary-award-winners-announced/
  9. ^"Winners of Lambda Literary Awards Announced". WSJ Blogs - Speakeasy. 2013-06-04. Retrieved 2015-08-31. https://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/06/04/winners-of-lambda-literary-awards-announced/