Kathleen Baldwin

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Award-winning author Kathleen Baldwin loves adventure in books and in real life. She taught rock climbing in the Rockies, survival camped in the desert, 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.
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Awarded 2016 Spirit of Texas, A School for Unusual Girls , is her first historical romance for Young Adults. It is a Junior Library Guild selection. Publisher’s Lunch listed it in their 2015 Young Adult BookBuzz. Kansas State NEA Reading Circle gave it a starred review in their 2016 “Best o
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Kathleen Baldwin *UPDATE* Now I'm currently writing the FOURTH book in the Stranje House series! Can't believe it. Book 3, Refuge for Masterminds will be released May …more*UPDATE* Now I'm currently writing the FOURTH book in the Stranje House series! Can't believe it. Book 3, Refuge for Masterminds will be released May 23rd, 2017.
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Oh Yes! I am working on the fourth book now. It's told from Maya's point of view, and she is amazing. She's definitely not who everyone thin…more
Hi Tressa!
Oh Yes! I am working on the fourth book now. It's told from Maya's point of view, and she is amazing. She's definitely not who everyone thinks she is. She's extremely complex and fun to write. I can't wait for you to read her part of the story. If you'd like an excerpt just email me.

I'm waiting to hear from my editor when Harbor for the Nightingale will be published. I should hear back any day now. My newsletter will let readers know how I'm progressing, or check back with me here on Goodreads!(less)
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“My job as a writer is simple. Write a book I’m proud of, and present it as a gift to the world.
Some will love it.
Some will hate it.
That’s the nature of art.”
Kathleen Baldwin

“And I learned all those many years ago to stop listening to what people said, and listen instead to what they mean. Some people speak with honey and intend to serve us poison. You, my lord, speak with thorns but yearn for cake.”
Kathleen Baldwin, A School for Unusual Girls

“There is a language every sister knows, a language tender beyond words and rarely spoken. It runs like a string between two hearts, and we only pluck that string in times of trouble. This night [...] we speak as sisters.”
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  177 votes, 6.0%

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  46 votes, 1.6%

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  44 votes, 1.5%

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The old that is strong does not wither,
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“Oh, I suppose they’re not exactly gone, those green boys. It’s rather like a sapling turning into a tree. Can’t scrape off the bark, and whittle it down until you find that sapling again, now can you? No, of course not. The sapling becomes an oak. Forever changed. The realities of that war will remain inside us through heaven or hell. Best try and face it, Ty. Running from it won’t help. You’ll never turn back into the innocent sapling you once were.” Robert lifted his glass and grinned. “My friend, we’ve become a pair of gnarled old trees.”
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Stacy Merry Christmas Kathleen!!!!!!!!!!!


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Kat You are so welcome! Your short story is one of my favorites on the tor website!!


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