Bella Dean Joyner is the horror pen name for freelance fiction editor Lyndsey Smith of The Editing Forge and Horrorsmith Editing. She is also the founder of Horrorsmith Publishing.

Bella currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, four children, three dogs, and two cats. When she isn't writing witchy horror and ghost fiction, she also publishes paranormal cozy mysteries, historical sweet romance, and contemporary sweet romance.

Bella Dean Joyner first signed with Horrorsmith Publishing for her June 2024 release, The Scarlet Sound.