Kathleen Baldwin’s Current Bio

“Master of the unexpected,” Kathleen Baldwin is a Wall Street Journal, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon bestselling author. She’s known for weaving stories with luminous threads of intrigue,  humor, love and light. Her books have delighted readers around the globe—with more than 650,000 copies sold worldwide. A Japanese publisher even made one of her books into a manga, and the Stranje House series is under option for film.

#1 USA Today bestselling author Meg Cabot raves that Kathleen’s A SCHOOL FOR UNUSUAL GIRLS is “completely original and totally engrossing.” And The New York Times Book Review called it “enticing from the first sentence.”

Kathleen’s love of adventure isn’t limited to her writing. She taught rock climbing in the Rockies, survival camped in the desert and in the snow, slept beside a mountain lion, and lost an argument with a rattlesnake. Eventually, her very own hero captured her heart, married her, and they raised four wildly adventurous children.

(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, and Refuge for Masterminds were Junior Library Guild selections
★ Publisher’s Lunch listed A School for Unusual Girls in 2015 Young Adult BookBuzz.
Scholastic Books licensed the Stranje House series for book fairs.
★ New York Times gave A School for Unusual Girls glowing praise in their Sunday Book Review, deeming it “Enticing from the first sentence.”
★ A School for Unusual Girls was awarded the 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. This series is currently under option with Award-winning producer Beverley Gordon of Brown Bag Pictures.
★ 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