B.A. Landtroop

Biography

B. A. Landtroop writes stories for digital and traditional publication. Her stories span the spectrum of humor, fantasy, and problem solving in rhyme and in prose. She is also an award winning artist in watercolor, acrylic, pen & ink and mixed media. B.A. Landtroop does all the cover art and illustrations for her books.
 
Belinda's art gives her the opportunity to be in touch with the part of children that loves color and drawing. She's created three children's picture books, “Boo & Eek”, ”Dark & Scary” and “A Sparkles Christmas Eve” delightful holiday books. Belinda's line of Easy Reader chapter books are fun and full of adventure.
 
Her YA and adult stories show her southern style of writing in the hilarious "The Lamp Made by a Father of Three Southern Girls". Then draws you into the fantasy world of "Shadows of Bewreon" a Special Edition containing a section on the World of Bewreon. It is a serialized book with part one "Adrift in a Tear" and part two "Roses in Ice".
 
B.A. Landtroop enjoys visiting schools, libraries and book stores to do readings. Often taking her Old English Sheep Dog, Honeyball from the story "Escape From the Old Well", with her.

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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Books

Shadows of Bewreon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,740. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
This Special Edition "Shadows of Bewreon" is 52 pages printed, seven chapters and contains a section about the World of Bewreon. Andre and Jasmine want a simple life of love. Something hard to find when so many want to rule the world of Bewreon. All anyone needs to rule is get the sword and dagger of Abri, the Mermaids Pearls and a Dragon Tear or two.
The Mist King
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,810. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
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. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Beginner
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. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween, Fiction » Children’s books » Activity Books
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: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
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. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
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. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent, Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
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: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Romance » General
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. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
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. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Beginner
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. Categories: 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.