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 of
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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…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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I’m pleased to announce Refuge for Masterminds won the 2018 Greater Detroit Booksellers’ Best Award in Young Adult literature.

Some of you may have seen this announcement on Twitter or Instagram right after I returned home from a research trip to England. But it’s official now! They sent me the badge and the award (see it in the photo) and I couldn’t be more pl...

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Delightful for a read with the little ones. We especially like Moo, Baa, La La La, and Barnyard Dance.
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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

“For the first time, she felt proud to lay claim to her gender. Perhaps men had life easier. But they would never know this. They would never walk the shadow lands of pain and death to be part of the miracle of life.”
Kathleen Baldwin, Mistaken Kiss

Polls

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  810 votes, 30.4%

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  337 votes, 12.7%

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  169 votes, 6.3%

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  165 votes, 6.2%

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  114 votes, 4.3%

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  67 votes, 2.5%

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  64 votes, 2.4%

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  58 votes, 2.2%

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  43 votes, 1.6%

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  39 votes, 1.5%

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  36 votes, 1.4%

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  34 votes, 1.3%

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  31 votes, 1.2%

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  29 votes, 1.1%

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  23 votes, 0.9%

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  22 votes, 0.8%

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  22 votes, 0.8%

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  21 votes, 0.8%

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  20 votes, 0.8%

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  18 votes, 0.7%

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  17 votes, 0.6%

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  17 votes, 0.6%

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  15 votes, 0.6%

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  14 votes, 0.5%

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  11 votes, 0.4%

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  9 votes, 0.3%

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  9 votes, 0.3%

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  9 votes, 0.3%

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message 2: by Stacy

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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