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Trailer for ‘Cemetery Girl’ released

WKU English professor David Bell has released the trailer for his third novel, Cemetery Girl, which will be released by Penguin’s New American Library imprint on Oct. 4.

The trailer also can be viewed on Bell’s website. (Anyone who pre-orders the book before the release date can enter a contest to win a free Nook, Kindle or iPad. For details go to http://www.davidbellnovels.com.)

Nashville filmmaker James Weems shot the short film, called “Caitlin’s Story,” in Kereiakes Park, Fairview Cemetery and on Hampton Drive the last weekend in August with WKU students, including anthropology major Barrett Griffin, creative writing major Rachel Hoge, film major Dillon Ward, interdisciplinary studies major Cody Johnson, graduate student Kyle Sanders, and 2011 grad Marianne Hale.

Also, Caitlin’s parents were played by two WKU professors — Dr. Eric Reed of the history department and Dr. Ingrid Lilly of the religious studies department.

Cate Lowry, daughter of WKU alums Kristie and Mark Lowry of Bowling Green, starred as Caitlin, age 12. Another Bowling Green girl played Caitlin at age 3: Kate Neal, daughter of Amy and Justin Neal.

Cemetery Girl tells the fictional story of Caitlin Stuart who goes missing while walking her dog in a cemetery near her suburban home. Bell says Cemetery Girl is both a thriller and a story about a family struggling to overcome painful adversity. And the book has received advance praise from several bestselling authors, including Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean, who says, “Cemetery Girl is a smasher. It twists and turns and never lets go.”

To thank them for their time and assistance, Bell made donations to the Bowling Green Police Department, the Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department and Canine Assistants.

Contact: Molly McCaffrey, (270) 792-8833.

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