Friday, March 4, 2016

Lots of Exciting News

Hello everyone,

I apologize for the long break, but there is a lot to tell you all about. First of all, I have moved back to Ohio, and I'm glad to be settling down some roots at last. Once I'm a little more settled, look for me at local events in Ohio.

A new website is coming! I'll be changing things around so that it will be easier for me to make updates to the website more frequently.

I'm excited to announce a new book deal. I'll be writing two new middle grade novels for Katherine Tegen books. They are also historical adventures set in medieval times featuring a boy and his "changeling" sister as they seek a safe haven in their dark and dangerous world. I'm very excited for these stories, and hope all of my readers will enjoy them as much as The Secret Order books.

Finally, the paperback version of Shadow of the War Machine is now on the shelves, so now is a great time to try out the trilogy, complete in paperback!

I promise to keep you posted as the new website develops, and thank you so much for checking in here for the latest news.

Kristin Bailey

Monday, May 4, 2015


Come join me at the Kingstowne Library in Alexandria VA on Saturday May 9th from 1:00-3:00pm for a workshop on editing. We'll be working on Passive Voice, Point of View, and Dialog.

Sign up here!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Goodreads Giveaways!

I'm giving away some signed copies of both the paperback of Rise of the Arcane Fire and hardcover of Shadow of the War Machine on Goodreads. Be sure to add them to win! The contest is open until February 15th.

Rise of the Arcane Fire

Shadow of the War Machine

Read for Free!

Legacy of the Clockwork Key and Rise of the Arcane Fire are available for free to read on PulseIt through the month of February! Come check out all the awesome free reading at Simon & Schuster!

Click here to check it out!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Come join me at the Burke Centre Library in Burke, VA on February 28th from 1:30-3:30 for an editing workshop for both teens and adults.

I'll be messing up some fairy tales with some common writing issues, and together we'll learn how to make them right.

We  will be working on Passive Writing, Blocking, and Dialog. It should be a lot of fun.

Sign up and learn more here.

Shadow of the War Machine, In Stores Now!

I'm so excited to announce that Shadow of the War Machine which received a starred review from Kirkus is now out in stores! I hope you enjoy the thrilling conclusion to The Secret Order trilogy.

Keep in touch for more exciting news in the future.

Order your copy today!

Indie Bound
Simon & Schuster
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Kirkus Starred Review!

Hi everyone,

I'm so incredibly excited that Shadow of the War Machine has earned a starred review from Kirkus! It is a huge thrill and honor. I'm speechless.

Here's a little of what they had to say...

"Clever machines, well-drawn relationships of varying constellations, literal death traps and world-threatening intrigue, headlined by an aspirational heroine, make this a winner." -Kirkus Book Reviews

Click here to read the entire review!