Author Interviews

 AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Val Cole on Rogers DAYTIME TORONTO Television.Fiona Head Shot 4

August 15, 2014

Watch my interview with Val Cole discussing the genealogy research and motivation behind my book A Stone for Benjamin.



June 25, 2014

My fascinating interview with Michael Dresser on blogtalkradio discussing my book A Stone for Benjamin. Go past the momentary static at the beginning and learn about the  story behind the book!


Michael Dresser




February 15, 2014

Welcome to the seven hundred and first of my blog interviews with novelists, poets, short story authors, biographers, agents, publishers and more. Today’s is with non-fiction author Fiona Gold Kroll. A list of interviewees (blogged and scheduled) can be found here. If you like what you read, please do go and investigate further.

Morgen: Hello, Fiona. Please tell us something about yourself, where you’re based, and how you came to be a writer.

Fiona: Hello Morgen. Thank you so much for having me! My name is Fiona Gold Kroll and I live in Toronto, Canada. I’m a married mother of two adult children and a grandmother. Before retiring five years ago, I was a corporate researcher. Writing came naturally to me even as a child and I frequently added pictures to my stories. Though my work entailed writing reports, I didn’t begin writing for myself until five years ago. An editor friend suggested that I write a memoir about my search for my great-uncle Benjamin. People were fascinated with the story. So, I sat down and wrote. The novice in me said “get an editor” before submitting the manuscript to agents and publishers and it was a very smart move. I chose the perfect editor. She is not only a consummate professional, she understood the story. Her contacts in the publishing industry were instrumental in finding a publisher interested in my book. The manuscript was also in good shape when they read it.


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