Rendezvous With A Writer

Bobbi Jean Bell


No stranger to live radio, Bobbi Jean Bell joined host Jim Christina as his side kick on The Writer’s Block for all seven seasons, from 2015 – 2022. An avid reader, Bobbi is passionate about the creative process and the written word in all its forms.

Currently, you can catch her on her weekly OutWest Hour Radio Show featuring Western, Western Swing and Cowboy Country music and Cowboy Poetry every Saturday 4-5pm (MT) on Placitas, New Mexico Community Radio station or on demand at

Along with host Gary Holt, Bobbi interviews guests from the worlds of Western Music and Equestrian Lifestyle with all shows airing live and on demand at Named the International Western Music Association 2018 and 2019 DJ/Radio Program of The Year, Campfire Café, and Saddle Up America air every Thursday 12:00-1:00pm (CST).

Jim Bell


Jim Bell, along with wife Bobbi Jean, is the Founder of OutWest Shop. In their brick-and-mortar store, they sponsored many author events under the banner Rendezvous With A Writer. As Bobbi became a radio host and DJ, he worked alongside her becoming her biggest fan! Witnessing the fun she had on live interview shows, The Writer’s Block and Equestrian Legacy’s Campfire Café
and Saddle Up America, he quickly decided to “throw his cowboy hat into the ring” and join her at the microphone of Rendezvous With A Writer.

Show Time: 
Thursday 6:00PM - 6:59PM
Show Description: 

Hosts OutWest Shop’s Bobbi Jean Bell and Jim Bell chat LIVE with creators of the Written Word. Unscripted. Entertaining. Informative. Tune in to enjoy live conversation with our guest about their latest project and the creative process. The guest may be an author, poet, songwriter, screenwriter or blogger. Those that support the wordsmith are included too like literary agents, publicists, publishers, editors and more! To inquire about appearing on the broadcast:



We are passionate about the American West. The truth and the myth. We are Purveyors of Fine
Western Goods. We scout for unique and distinctive apparel, accessories, home décor, and
general merchandise that reflect Western lifestyle. We hunt for artisans and craftsmen who are
inspired to create “decorative art you can wear” based on their own love for the story of the
West. We round it up and bring it to you.

Originally based in Santa Clarita Valley, CA we now call Albuquerque, NM home.
As husband and wife, we have more than 50 years of retail experience in apparel, accessories,
home décor, and jewelry. For several years Bobbi Jean was on staff at the Autry Museum of
the American West working directly with visitors and curatorial staff. During her years there she
was involved in the operation of Visitor Services, the Museum Store and store event planning.
The years at the Autry Museum exposed us to the complicated, compelling, and engaging history
of the West and those that create inspired by their own vision of the West. Presenting these
artisans, musicians, and authors became our life's calling. Hence, OutWest Shop, was born!


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Show Archives

August 2022


Episode #1 - Our guests are C. Courtney Joyner and Henry Parke. Courtney is an author, screenwriter, and a gentleman who can chat about Hollywood, Westerns, Horror, the craft of writing, and the ins and outs of publishing all in one breath! With humor, enthusiasm, and high energy Court is passionate about the Written Word and encouraging those who write. Henry Parke is the Western Films Editor for True West, joins in the fun! Tune in to find out how these two met, what they enjoy about writing and film, and listen closely for a pearl or two of writers' wisdom! Opening and closing music. "Hot Texas," courtesy of the Hot Texas Swing Band.
OutWest Book Shop Spot - Music "Flow Rivers Flow" courtesy of Jim Jones