B.A. Landtroop


B.A. Landtroop is a best selling Author and Poet. She is a fine artist and graphic artist with awards for her fine art in watercolor, acrylic, pen & ink and mixed media.
Belinda lives with her husband, William at Dove Cottage. Where a creek bed sprouting daffodils in the spring is surrounded by gardens and rabbits hide in the children's Lilly garden. The herb, vegetable and wildflower gardens are filled with Mourning Doves, butterflies, squirrels, and sometimes a fox. Dove Cottage, William and their three children are her inspiration.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Life started by the ocean on the east coast. My love of the water started there. By school age we had moved to a small town in middle Tennessee at the foot of the Cumberland Mountains. I loved the beauty of the mountains. The valleys, caves, creeks and wildlife was an everyday world. Growing up there colored my writing with southern flavor, the serenity of nature and the adventure of life.
When did you first start writing?
Like most children I wrote poems as soon as I could print and spell. Around the age of ten I wrote my first short story. It was a scary story and not very good. Even so, I loved writing it.
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Where to find B.A. Landtroop online


The Mist King
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,810. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
The Mist King is a myth about true love and the mystical clouds drifting throughout the Great Smoky Mountains. Walonka and Cetta are destined to find one another. But there is one who will try to destroy their love. It will take place among the beautiful clouds of pale gray mist covering the peaks and valleys of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Dark & Scary
Series: A Halloween Adventure, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 820. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
Life can be scary when your little and doing things for the first time. It can even be scary when your big. Tiny is a very big pumpkin. But he may miss out again on a good time with friends because of his fears. He made a promise to his friend. Will he be able to keep it or will fear stop him? This is a 24 page picture book.
Boo & Eek
Series: A Halloween Adventure, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 560. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
A Halloween Adventure Book 1 Sometimes a trick might just backfire as Kathy Kat finds out, in this delightful Halloween story. A gentle tale for the holiday with charming illustrations. It is a great read aloud story for young children.
Summer Day Story Collection
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
The Summer Day Story Collection includes four stories. Three of B. A. Landtroop's published stories available separately and one new story, "Field of Danger" available only in this collection. "Field of Danger" tells the story of two brothers off across a field and down to the creek. Big brother wants to get to the creek. Little brother just wants to play. When something goes terribly wrong.
Escape From the Old Well
Series: Easy Book Reader, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,560. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Honeyball, an Old English Sheepdog and Sugar a Cocker Spaniel are best friends. On vacation they soon found adventure and danger. When a stranger shows them around dangerous surprises start to happen. How would they survive this latest adventure? This exciting story is in B.A. Landtroop's Easy Read Book series!
A Sparkles Christmas Eve
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 400. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
Share Christmas Eve with the Sparkles Family, a charming family of snowpeople, in this delightful Christmas book. Join the Sparkles Children Holly, Mistletoe, Blinky and Twinkle around the Christmas tree to celebrate. Have a cup of Cold Chocolate as PaPa Sparkles reads the Christmas Poem. This is a picture book filled with wonderful holiday illustrations. 32 pages
Whispers of Love a Poetry Journal
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Love and passion fires our life. The poems appear with short journal entries and tell of these moments in life. Moments burning and moments in anguish. Moments creating a love to last a lifetime and beyond. Included in this book of poems are Belinda Landtroop's lovely illustrations.
Don't Crack the Eggs!
Series: Easy Book Reader, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 960. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Kathy is expecting a mystery book in the mail today. What she finds in the mailbox instead isn't a book. Instead she finds something that thrills her. Then worries her. Time is short and Kathy has to find a solution right away! Will you think of the same solution as Kathy? This delightful story is in B.A. Landtroop's Ea
You Found What?
Series: Easy Book Reader, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 910. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Nancy is off with her sheepdog, Blackie, to meet the twins down by the creek. But they won't be catching fish today. Last night there was a terrible storm. Damage was done and there are strange prints by the creek. This fun, adventure is in B.A. Landtroop's Easy Read Book series!
The Lamp Made by the Father of Delicate southern Girls
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A hilarious Short Story about Shelia and Ludy who just broke a lamp. All because someone jumped out of a wedding cake and ran off with the groom. Their father is due home soon with the wedding ring quilt he made for the wedding. Pieces of the lamp are flying around the room. Of course, where each piece lands there is a story to be told!

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Smashwords book reviews by B.A. Landtroop

  • The Sound of Snow on July 26, 2014

    Nice illustrations and the story moves in a fun way. The action holds children's attention while teaching about their senses.