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!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Library Event

Come and join me tomorrow November 8th from 2:00 to 4:00pm at the Burke Centre Library for a fun workshop on Storytelling. I'll be using examples from the Disney movies, Tangled, Frozen, and Wreck-it-Ralph. So, dust off your Disney, have a quick movie binge, and then come on out to discuss plotting, characters, and the power of antagonists with me. I'll have extra Halloween candy to give out.

I hope to see you there.

Burke Centre Library

5935 Freds Oak Road
Burke, VA 22015

Saturday, August 16, 2014


Check out this amazing review by the Children's Librarian of the Shawnee Branch Library!

 Once you start, you are dropped down in the middle of a Steampunk tale that will introduce you to a time that is both dark and tantalizing.  This high adventure is peopled with villains, heroes and the in-betweens that pull you into an alternate world where knowledge of science and steam can indeed make magic happen.  But it’s Kristen Bailey’s heart as a storyteller that will keep you turning the pages until you reach the final line on the first leg of a long journey for Meg, Will, Lucinda and Oliver.

Click here to read the rest.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Massive Book Signing

Hi everyone,

I'll be at the RWA national convention signing books with hundreds of other writers on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in the 3rd floor ballroom.

If you have never been to a RWA Readers for Life book signing to promote Literacy, it is an amazing event and an extraordinary chance to have books signed by some of your favorite authors. 

Check out this link for more information. If you happen to be near San Antonio, I hope to see you there.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

YA Mystery Panel

Come join me and fellow authors S.E. Green and Anne Blankman for a Young Adult mystery panel at One More Page Books on Sunday May 18th at 3:00pm.


One More Page Books

2200 N Westmoreland Street #101 
Arlington VA  22213

I hope to see you there.

Click here for more details about One More Page Books.

Writers Workshop

Come join me for a writing workshop just for teens! I'll be at the Burke Centre Library on Saturday May 3rd at 2:00pm to give a special writing workshop just for teen writers. We'll be talking about the craft of writing and doing some hands on work with editing and storytelling. I hope you can join me. There is limited space for the event, so sign up early.

Where: Burke Centre Library

5935 Freds Oak Road
Burke, VA 22015

Telephone: 703-249-1520
TTY: 711


Saturday May 3, 2014 2:00 pm

Here's a link to the sign up form.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Live Web Chat!

Come and join me for a live web chat over on Spreecast this Saturday!

We'll be giving away books. It will be awesome.

Learn more here!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Cover Reveal!

Adventures in YA Publishing are hosting a cover reveal for the new cover of Book 3 in The Secret Order trilogy, and also doing a giveaway of the first two books!

Go forth and discover the awesomeness!!!!

Thursday, March 13, 2014


Hi everyone,

I should be all caught up on my mailings. If you have not received something you were expecting in the mail, please send me an email and I'll be sure to fix it for you. My email is my first name "at" my first and last name together "dot" com.


Friday, February 28, 2014

Locked out of Facebook

Hello everyone,

I'm sorry to report that I have been locked out of control of my Facebook page, and so I can't post there, or moderate it. This is terribly unfortunate, and one of the many reasons Facebook is my least favorite of all the social media platforms.

Until I can regain control of the account, Please ignore any messages posted on the wall from others, and instead follow me on Twitter @KBaileyBooks

I am most active on Twitter and post lots of pictures of my pets and fun things to check out as well as any interesting articles that catch my eye as they flow through my feed. I respond to all @ tweets and often follow people who strike up genuine conversations with me.

I'll also attempt to figure out Tumblr, though I'm still a newbie at it. You can ask me questions there, and also look for pictures and fun things.

For any news, be sure to visit this link. All my publishing news, guest posts, interviews, and anything important about upcoming events will always be announced here.

I hope to have the Facebook issue resolved soon.  Thank you so much for your patience.

Kristin Bailey

Rise of the Arcane Fire Blog Tour, Final Links!

Here are the rest of the links for the blog tour! Thank you for participating everyone,

WTF are you reading
Musings of Immortals
My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews
Mother Gamer Writer
YA Bookologists
The Reading Nook Reviews

Thanks to Shane from Itching for Books for putting the tour together. I hope everyone enjoyed it.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Rise of the Arcane Fire Blog Tour, Day 6!

Today was an awesome day on the tour. We have an interview and a great review coupled with an excerpt!

A Dream Within A Dream
Library of a Book Witch

And as always you can find the entire schedule at,

Itching for Books

Don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

Guest Post!

If you are into Steampunk at all, check out my new friends at The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.  They invited me over today for a fun guest post about why I love Steampunk.

You can read about it here.

Rise of the Arcane Fire Blog Tour, Day 4!

Here are all the stops on the tour today. We have a guest post about writing Steampunk and then some great reviews.


Book Live Forever
The Book Town
Imagine a World

And as always you can find the entire schedule at,

Itching for Books

Don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Rise of the Arcane Fire Blog Tour, Day 3!

Today we have a great review and also a fun interview. Check them out!

Paranormal Book Club
My Library in the Making

And as always you can see the entire schedule at

Itching for Books

Be sure to enter the giveaway!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Rise of the Arcane Fire Blog Tour, Day 2!

For today's stop on the Rise of the Arcane Fire blog tour, check out a guide to survival for the young lady adventurer.

Leisure Reads
Katie's Corner

And for the rest of the tour schedule go to

Itching for Books

Don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Rise of the Arcane Fire Blog Tour, Day 1!

Hi everyone,

Here are the links for the first stop on the Rise of the Arcane Fire blog tour.

Mom With a Kindle - Interview
The Reader's Antidote - Review and excerpt
Dreamer Talks Books - Review

Remember to enter the giveaway!

And you can keep up with the entire tour at Itching for Books!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Interview and Giveaway!

Come read this fun interview and sign up to win copies of Rise of the Arcane Fire, and also a huge giveaway that includes Legacy of the Clockwork Key.


 Jenna Does Books Bookapalooza!