I’m Belinda. I write books. There’s history in them (mostly).

Belinda Kroll is the author of fiction for kids and teens. She grew up in a home where reading was encouraged and Jeopardy! was on every weeknight. Both activities fostered her love of history. She loves Sailor Moon, Doctor Who, all things Jane Austen, and DIY house projects. She lives in Central Ohio with her husband and two step-dogs. Go Bucks!

THE LAST APRIL winner of the 2017 Self-Publishing Review Award! March 2018 - I'm happy to announce that my latest book, The Last April, was announced the winner of the 2017 SPR Award. I would guess hundreds of books apply to this contest since the Self-Publishing Review (SPR) is a well-known and highly-valued resource for book reviews and editorial services. SPR has been highlighted by The Guardian, The New… ... Read More
Dreaming of the Next Book December 2017 - Now that I'm weaning myself off the honeymoon period from releasing The Last April, I've been dreaming of my next book. There always is "the next book" for authors. Kind of like how "there's always a band" for The Music Man. I was in our living room, cuddling with the mini-schnauzer while working on my… ... Read More
Howl-O-Ween Giveaway featuring The Last April & Haunting Miss Trentwood October 2017 - This year, I'm giving away digital copies of Haunting Miss Trentwood and The Last April! Keeping it simple this year, you can tweet a message, visit my Facebook page, or post a comment below to win copies of my popular eBooks. Thanks to The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island blogs for hosting this… ... Read More

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Caregivers, my books for teens are for ages as young as 11, depending on the maturity of your child. Romance is sweet (at most a kiss or two). There are hints of adult themes. Violence “on screen” is PG or PG-13.

My children’s books are for ages 3 – 5 for reading with a parent, or 5 – 7 reading alone.

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I’m available for schools, reading groups, and writing groups in the Central Ohio region. I love talking about writing and publishing!

Educators, let me know the age range of your group and special topics you think would be most interesting for them. Also let me know if your students would be interested in joining my beta-readers group.

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Common Questions

What’s your favorite color?
Green! It’s a bright, happy color that represents fresh starts.

What’s your favorite animal?
Frogs! And dogs. Frogs because they’re funny, dogs because I can cuddle with them.

How did you publish your book?
I self-publish, which means I hire professionals to make sure my work is ready for the public. This gives me the most creative control of my projects.

How do you research?
Usually I read something interesting which makes me want to learn more. I go to my library and historical societies to read more. That’s when the characters start to talk to me…

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