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!

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
You Should Watch “Pressing On: The Letterpress Film” September 2017 - This past weekend I had the pleasure of watching Pressing On: The Letterpress Film. This was the result of a Kickstarter campaign and it is a lovely work! I'm a big DIYer and Maker in general, so this film was right up my alley regarding doing something slow and methodical with your hands to get ... Read More
Camp Chase Soldier Statue Toppled August 2017 - Is it is surreal that I wrote a story about a Confederate soldier released from Columbus, Ohio's Camp Chase prison camp given current events. I learned just now on Facebook that the cemetery I visited back in June, with mixed feelings I might add, had its soldier statue toppled. What's ironic about the Camp Chase ... 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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