Tina Jenkins Bell is a freelance journalist who covers general interest, lifestyles, business, publishing, and urban culture stories. She has written for the Chicago Tribune, Alaska Magazine, AuthorPublish, FLOW (For Love of Writing) Neighborhood Network, Chicago Parent, Crain’s Chicago Business, Upscale Magazine, the Citizen Newspaper, the Villager, and numerous others. Also a ghost writer who has covered mental health and urban health care, she is a versatile writer who can capture a subject in short and long form. Tina is currently working on a requested proposal to produce an anthology based on Gary, Indiana among other shorter term projects. A curious interlocutor and researcher, she is not afraid to tackle writing projects whose specific purpose need "whittling" into something great and has helped numerous editors fill pages and blog space with interesting, high-interest, and audience engaging prose or articles.