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K R. Bailey lives in a small Utah community with her husband and their dog, Max. She loves to travel, meeting new people and gathering background for her stories. She also takes pleasure in spending time at their cabin in the Utah Mountains, enjoying the wildlife and feeding the hummingbirds that abound.

She wrote the beginnings of her first novel 25 years ago, but life got in the way of finishing it. She married her best friend and soul mate, helped raise three great stepchildren and after 28 years working as a civilian for the Air Force, she retired to the career she really loves--writing.

She’s an avid reader and especially enjoys a murder mystery or a good western historical. She believes life is full of romance and loves writing about it in each of her stories.

She’s currently at work on a full-length novel, a romantic suspense full of twists and turns that will delight her readers.

Q. Have You always wanted to be an author?

A. Yes. When I was in school, I loved writing my biography, not realizing what I really loved was writing. Later I got involved in genealogy and found myself drawn to writing stories about my parents and grandparents. Today, it’s my passion. It’s so fun to write a story and see the enjoyment my readers get from it.

Q. What is your writing day like?

A. I wish I could say I have a regular schedule, up at 5:00 etc, but I can’t. I take the time to write when I can get it between watching grandkids, going with my husband and accomplishing all the other day to day things that must be done. Normally, I find an hour or so in the afternoon and you can find me writing away at my computer. Late at night (I’m a night owl) after my husband has gone to bed and the house is quiet, I seclude myself in my computer room which my husband calls “my hole”. That’s when I seem to get the most done away from any interruptions.

Q. Where do you get ideas for your stories?

A. Everywhere. My husband and I can be out for a drive and pass an old house and immediately my mind starts to whirl. The first story I wrote started as a result of a camping trip we took near the Great Salt Lake and we passed an abandoned ranch house. It intrigued me and became the scene for the beginning of my story. Sometimes it’s a newspaper article that strikes something and I have to create a story that seems to dance around in my head.

Q. What are some of your other interests?

A. My husband and I have ATVs and I love to ride in the mountains as well as the sand dunes. We go camping and fishing. I love the outdoors and seeing wildlife. I generally have season tickets to the theater. Spending time with family and especially my four little grandkids is time I cherish. I’m an avid reader and I love to travel, especially to Colorado to visit my sister.

Q. What is the first book you read that made you love reading romance?

A. I think Kathleen Woodiwiss’ books, The Wolf and The Dove and The Flame and The Flower made everyone fall in love with romance. They were wonderful.

Q. Who is your favorite author today?

A. Oh my, I don’t know how to pick a favorite as there are so many choose from. Near the top of my list would be Danielle Steel, LaVeryl Spencer and Lisa Jackson. I met RaeAnn Thayne and have started reading her books, and she is a fantastic writer.

Q. Do you have any advice for new authors?

A. Don’t give up. I remember a saying I found and I think it is so true. If it is to be, it’s up to me. You have to learn the craft, keep writing, take classes, but most of all don’t give up. You’re the only one who can make or break your destiny.

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You Complete Me (MF)

K. R. Bailey (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[BookStrand Interracial Romantic Suspense, HEA] The last thing Whitney Wilkinson wants is to fall in love. She’s escaped an abusive marriage and settled into a new life with a job she loves. When seven-yea MORE...

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Secrets of Wolf Creek Pass (MF)

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[BookStrand Romantic Suspense, HEA] When five-year-old Anna Burke goes missing in the rugged mountains of Wolf Creek Pass, can a stranger understand the clues and find her? To survive the pain and loss of MORE...

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Murder and Lies (MF)

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[BookStrand Romantic Suspense] After Vienna’s shocking death, Maggie Benson never thought her world could get any darker. The sheriff determined it was suicide, but Maggie cannot accept that. When her di MORE...

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Dangerous Deception (MF)

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[BookStrand Cowboy Romantic Suspense] After her father’s freak riding accident, Saxon Hunter gives up her dreams of being on the rodeo circuit to rush home only to find her happy ranch life replaced by odd MORE...

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Never Too Late, My Love (MF)

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[BookStrand Contemporary Romance] When Elisa finds an old letter, she’s driven to uncover the answers to its secret. What she’s not expecting is to fall for the handsome, confirmed bachelor, Henry Tucker MORE...

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Can You Trust a Cowboy? (MF)

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[BookStrand Cowboy Romance] Tricia Beaumont, a hard-driving truck driver, owns Beaumont Trucking. When Tricia delivers rock at the job site of JTW and Sons, she’s unprepared for the sparks that fly when sh MORE...

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