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!

Sneak Peek into Our Next Adventure June 2017 - I've never written a sequel before. It's a terrifying thought. Which perhaps makes it all the more appropriate that the plot which often disturbs my dreams is a sequel to my young adult comedic ghost story, Haunting Miss Trentwood. I haven't been able to make it out to my writer's group due to my hectic ... Read More
Author Interview with Laura Bendoly May 2017 - My writer's group is full of amazing people full of clever words and heart-wrenching plots. Today, I want to share my interview with fellow Columbus young adult writer (contemporary, not historical), Laura M. Bendoly. Read to the end to find out the winners of THE LAST APRIL from the April Showers blog hop and Goodreads ... Read More
Last Day for free download of THE LAST APRIL April 2017 - Quick reminder that today is the last day you can download a free copy of my latest book, THE LAST APRIL! Even if you're not interested in reading it right now, please take advantage of this offer. Your download will push this book further up in the ranks. The first week of a book's life is ... 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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