Kathleen Baldwin’s Current Bio

Kathleen Baldwin is an award-winning author with more than 620,000 copies of her books in the hands of readers around the globe. Publishers translated her books into several languages, and a Japanese publisher even made Lady Fiasco into a manga. Scholastic licensed her School for Unusual Girls series for school book fairs. The YA series won numerous awards and was optioned for film by Ian Bryce, producer of Spiderman, Transformers, Saving Private Ryan, and other blockbuster films. The series is currently in its third film option.

Kathleen loves adventure in books and in real life. She taught rock climbing in the Rockies, survival camped in the desert and in the snow, was stalked by a mountain lion, lost an argument with a rattlesnake, enjoyed way too many classes in college, fell in love at least a dozen times, and married her very own hero. They’ve raised four free-spirited adventurous children and are enjoying their many grandchildren.

(Chattier info can be found on the About page.)

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Awards & Accolades

Stranje House Novels:

A School for Unusual Girls, Exile for Dreamers, Refuge for Masterminds were Junior Library Guild selections
Publisher’s Lunch listed A School for Unusual Girls in 2015 Young Adult BookBuzz.
Scholastic licensed the series for book fairs.
New York Times reviewed A School for Unusual Girls favorably in their Sunday Book Review, and called it “Enticing from the first sentence.”
A School for Unusual Girls awarded 2016 Spirit of Texas for reading programs
Kansas State NEA Reading Circle gave A School for Unusual Girls a starred review in their 2016 “Best of the Best” for High Schools.
Ian Bryce, producer of Spiderman, Saving Private Ryan, and other notable films optioned the series for film.
Refuge for Masterminds won 2018 Booksellers Best Award Young Adult Category
#1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot calls Kathleen’s romantic Regency adventure series, “completely original and totally engrossing.”
“The depth of world-building is impressive.” Historical Novel Society, regarding Harbor for the Nightingale

My Notorious Aunt Novels

Lady Fiasco – was voted best traditional regency by Cataromance readers in 2004
Mistaken Kiss
– Holt Medallion Finalist
Mistaken Kiss
– 4 1/2 Stars from Romantic Times
Cut from the Same Cloth
“…will linger in your mind’s eye long after you finish the story. Terrific!” – Huntress Reviews, 5 stars