Hogan’s Heroes Star Bob Crane’s Official Biographer Shares Tips on Writing a Biography with Carol M. Ford

Carol Ford joins us in today’s episode to share her dedication and passion for writing as one of the authors of Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography. Listen in as we talk about her experiences in researching the behind-the-scenes details and discovering Bob’s complete life story from those who knew him better than most.


Key Takeaways from This Episode

  • Importance of asking for family’s approval before writing a biography
  • Process and challenges of writing Bob Crane’s biography
  • Why you shouldn’t make assumptions without gathering facts
  • The shocking truths behind the private life and passions of Bob Crane
  • Significance of verifying information before publishing them


Resources Mentioned in this episode


About Carol Ford

Carol is the CEO and owner of Carol M Ford Productions, LLC, which provides individuals, organizations, and businesses with podcasting, voiceover, and video production services. She currently produces several of her own podcasts: Flipside: The True Story of Bob Crane, Ye Olde Terror Inn, and ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ Revue.

Carol is the primary author of Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography and, along with her coauthors, is one of Bob Crane’s official biographers.

She earned her BA degree with Honors in English/Liberal Arts from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) in Glassboro, New Jersey. She is Senior Director, Editorial Services; an editor; and a managing editor for Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ), a healthcare association management, marketing, and publishing firm.

In 2018, Carol published Golden Linings: Tiny Tales about Pets, for Pets, through which her author profits benefit animals in need. This led to the subsequent publication of Golden Linings 2: More Tiny Tales about Pets, for Pets in 2019 and Golden Linings 3: Even More Tiny Tales about Pets, for Pets in 2020, which also raise money for animal rescue organizations and shelters.


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