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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. Some of her titles include Catching the Rose, Haunting Miss Trentwood, short story “Haunting Miss Trentwood: The Seance,” and contemporary short story “The Story of Mad Maxine.” She lives in Central Ohio with her husband and two step-dogs. Go Bucks!
- How Belinda Kroll Used Kickstarter to Fund Her Book | PDF (July 2011)
Catherine Ryan Howard invited me to speak about my process using the micro-funding website for creatives, from the application through the fulfillment.
- Interviewing Mary Trentwood | PDF (July 2011)
Katelina interviews Mary Trentwood, the star of Haunting Miss Trentwood. “It rankles that my author has set my father upon me as an intrusive, impudent, domineering ghost…”
- Q&A with Suzy Turner | PDF (June 2011)
Suzy Turner, YA fantasy author, interviews me about who I think should play the main characters of Haunting Miss Trentwood in a movie.
- Written in Blood Interview | PDF (April 2011)
Katie Salidas from Written in Blood asks about what my family thinks of my writing, writing quirks, and Haunting Miss Trentwood.
- Pinnacle Writing Interview | (March 2011)
Thomas Drinkard from Pinnacle Writing asks about my favorite writing teacher and my thoughts about digital publishing.
- Kickstarting it with Belinda Kroll | (February 2011)
Bethany Warner invited me to reveal how I used Kickstarter to ramp up excitement and funding for Haunting Miss Trentwood.
- Kindle Authors Interview | PDF (January 2011)
David Wisehart from Kindle Authors asks about Haunting Miss Trentwood, my journey as a writing and my writing process, my marketing methods and why I chose to publish on the Kindle.
- A Buckeye Girl Reads Interview | (January 2011)
Collette Chmiel asks questions from one Buckeye Girl to another! So much fun chatting about being an author from and living in Ohio.
- Page Readers Internet Radio | MP3 (December 2010)
Nanci Arvizu from Page Readers asks what “quirky historical fiction” means on her internet radio channel and the story behind Haunting Miss Trentwood spills out.
- Jennifer Lane Interview | PDF (December 2010)
Fellow local author Jen Lane read Haunting Miss Trentwood and love it enough to want to ask a couple of questions about my writing influences.
- The Publishing Maven Spotlight | PDF (October 2010)
My editor, Cynthia Sherwood, was so pleased with my writing she put me in contact with The Publishing Maven, one of the big names in the indie author business.
- The Columbus Dispatch Spotlight | PDF (October 2010)
Through word-of-mouth, the major local newspaper heard of my Kickstarter project and highlighted it with other Columbus, Ohio projects.
- Duolit Interview | PDF (September 2010)
I discuss how my day job as a usability analyst affects my night job as an author, what drew me to the Historical Romance genre and what I’ve learned through the self-publishing process.
- Critique this WIP Interview | PDF (August 2010)
I answer a number of questions about why I became a writer, how I battle writer’s block, and much more.
- “Haunting Miss Trentwood” Novel Released as Audio Book via Amazon’s ACX from PRLog | PDF (May 2012)
- Columbus Author of “Quirky” Historical Fiction to Host Book Launch Tea Tasting Party from PRLog | PDF (October 2010)
- Indie Author of Historical Fiction Joins Forces with Kickstarter from PRLog | PDF (September 2010)
- 2nd Edition of Catching the Rose available at half-price from PRLog | PDF (July 2010)
- 1st Edition of Catching the Rose now available (2003)
Guest Posts Elsewhere
- Characters Surprise Their Authors Too! at Indie Horror (March 2011)
- Breaking Up Your Goals at A Round of Words in 80 Days (February 2011)
- Kickstarting it with Belinda Kroll at Word Nerd (February 2011)
- An Introduction to Historical Fiction at Word Nerd (April 2008)
- Print ISBN: 978-1453745083
- Digital ISBN: 978-1452478791
- Cover images: Print-ready (3.10 MB) and web-optimized (265 KB)
- Print ISBN: 978-0983078609
- Digital ISBN: 978-0-983-07861-6
- Kickstarter: http://kck.st/ck1n9t
- Book launch flier (PDF)
- Cover images: Print-ready (1.84 MB) and web-optimized (118 KB)
- Runner-up for the 2008 Writer’s Digest Best Writer’s Website contest
It’s a small world after all
by Graham Carter (www.grahamcarter.net)
January 22, 2008
Quite by chance the other night, I came across a site called Worderella Writes, which, to cut a long story short, is a blog written by a young woman called Belinda Kroll, who lives in America and is writing a novel. This novel is based on – of all places – the real life village of Compton Beauchamp, near Ashbury, Wilts, and is set in 1887.
Belinda’s blog/website is interesting because you get to see the inner workings of a novelist’s mind but also because at the moment it’s about an American trying to understand British things, which is always fascinating.