BOOKS


Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography was published on September 17, 2015, coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of Hogan’s Heroes. A portion of the book’s profits will be donated to various charities in Bob Crane’s memory.

Since his untimely death on June 29, 1978, Bob Crane’s unofficial biography has become akin to a broken record. Like a skip in the acetate, his murder and the scandal that grew from it have been the repeated focus of attention, to the exclusion of nearly everything else. Over time, the line between fact and fiction blurred, and his life story became distorted. All perspective on Bob Crane as a human being was lost, and he became nothing more than a two-dimensional cartoon character without depth, understanding, or definition. Now, nearly two hundred people who knew the Hogan’s Heroes star personally and better than most (family; friends as far back as elementary school; colleagues in radio, television, theatre, and film) have spoken out on Bob Crane’s behalf, and in many instances, for the first time. Within the pages of this book, they share their memories and thoughts about a man whom they knew as an exceptional and talented musician, a genius in radio, a sharp-witted comedian, a gifted actor and director, a man driven to success, a doting and loving father, a loyal friend, and a kind and gentle spirit with a sunny personality, a man who, while not perfect, was vastly different from how he has been presented over the decades. Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography balances the scales and sets the record straight, providing a full and complete history of Bob Crane, clarifying who he really was, and just as importantly, who he was not.

Deluxe, expanded hardcover edition contains:
—Exclusive, never-before released historical documents chronicling Bob Crane’s life and career.
—More than 200 family and professional photographs, many exclusive, courtesy of Bob Crane’s family, friends, and colleagues.
—660 pages containing first-hand accounts from nearly 200 people from Bob Crane’s life.
—A pre-print of Bob Crane’s original signature.

All editions contain the same editorial content. The softcover contains fewer photographs and documents than the hardcover. The electronic edition contains editorial content only (no photographs).

Published by AM Ink Publishing
By Carol M. Ford, with Dee Young and Linda J. Groundwater
Publication Date: September 15, 2015 
© Carol M. Ford 



Golden Linings: Tiny Tales about Pets, for Pets is a gift book containing a collection of photographs of pets and short stories about them written by their owners. Author proceeds from sales of Golden Linings are donated to animal rescue organizations and shelters to help animals in need.

Published by AM Ink Publishing
Edited by Carol M. Ford
Publication Date: July 15, 2018
© Carol M. Ford 

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Golden Linings II: More Tiny Tales about Pets, for Pets is a gift book containing a collection of photographs of pets and short stories about them written by their owners. Author proceeds from sales of Golden Linings II are donated to animal rescue organizations and shelters to help animals in need.

Published by AM Ink Publishing
Edited by Carol M. Ford
Publication Date: August 2019 
© Carol M. Ford 





Golden Linings III: Even More Tiny Tales about Pets, for Pets is a gift book containing a collection of photographs of pets and short stories about them written by their owners. Author proceeds from sales of Golden Linings III are donated to animal rescue organizations and shelters to help animals in need.

Published by AM Ink Publishing
Edited by Carol M. Ford
Publication Date: August 19, 2020
© Carol M. Ford 
 
 
 


Copper and the Baby Bunnies has been accepted for publication by my publisher, AM Ink Publishing. This children's book (for children ages 2 to 5 years) will highlight the adventures of Copper, a golden retriever dog, who discovers a nest of baby bunnies in the backyard and his curiosity and delight in watching them grow up. 

Published by AM Ink Publishing
Written by Carol M. Ford and Barbara L. Reim
Illustrated by Carol M. Ford
Publication Date: Summer 2021
© Carol M. Ford 

 


 


SHORT STORIES

Vulture Mine over Matter is a short story that I self-published on Amazon in 2011. Set in Wickenburg, Arizona, the fictitious story follows a photojournalist on a supernatural assignment at Vulture Mine. A quick, Twilight Zone-type read.







The Incident is a short story that I self-published on Amazon in 2011. An apocalypse is defined as an incident that causes much fear, loss, or destruction. In this short story, one man surmises his pitiful and solitary existence in a depraved universe. He soon comes to realize the sinister forces responsible for depriving the former world of humanity and life, with each clarification leading to the ultimate resolution he knows he must eventually accept.