(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On Friday, June 1, 2012, Source Books (publisher of the recent “” series of novels and coffee books) has scheduled the hardcover release of “The Young and Restless Life of : Creator of and ,” which covers the life and times of one of daytime’s most creative minds.

Publisher Description

For the first time fans will be able to discover the true stories behind the creation and growth of the most popular and iconic soap operas of all time, and they’ll learn about the man behind their favorite storylines. Filled with dramatic turns, dangerous risks, and an overall devotion to bringing life to the show, this biography will offer fans a backstage pass to the fascinating world of soaps! Bill Bell worked from a love of his characters and his family, and was never afraid to fight for what he knew to be important to both. For any fans of Bill’s shows or anyone working on creating dramas, this is an unprecedented look into the life of one of the men who did it best.

The book was co-written by Soaps in Depth contributing editor and Bell’s wife , with Foreword by former “Y&R” star .

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