j. leigh bailey

...because everyone deserves a happy ending


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A legendary love.

Ornithology professor Simon Coleman’s reputation is at risk, and the only way to save his name is to prove thunderbirds are more than creatures of Native American myth. Grad student and part-time barista Ford Whitney has a lot on his plate, but it’s also his duty to make sure the resident bird nerd doesn’t discover shape-shifters—like himself—live on campus.

When a series of incidents related to Simon’s search put him in harm’s way, Ford’s instincts kick in, and they become closer than is strictly proper for student and teacher. Ford is forced to reveal his secrets to Simon, and their relationship is put to the test—Simon must choose between salvaging his reputation and protecting the man who protected him….


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j. leigh bailey is an office drone by day and the author of Young Adult and New Adult LGBT Romance by night. She can usually be found with her nose in a book or pressed up against her computer monitor. A book-a-day reading habit sometimes gets in the way of... well, everything...but some habits aren't worth breaking. She's been reading romance novels since she was ten years old. The last twenty years or so have not changed her voracious appetite for stories of romance, relationships and achieving that vitally important Happy Ever After. She's a firm believer that everyone, no matter their gender, age, sexual orientation or paranormal affiliation deserves a happy ending. 


She wrote her first story at seven, which was, unbeknownst to her at the time, a charming piece of fan-fiction in which Superman battled (and defeated, of course) the nefarious X Luther. She was quite put out to be told, years later, that the character's name was actually Lex. Her second masterpiece should have been a best-seller, but the action-packed tale of rescuing her little brother from an alligator attack in the marshes of Florida collected dust for years under the bed instead of gaining critical acclaim.


Now she writes Romance novels about boys traversing the crazy world of love, relationships and acceptance. 

Upcoming Events....

  • January 23, 2018--Romance Genre Bingo!--Oswego Public Library, Oswego, IL--7-9 p.m.
  • February 13, 2018--New Writers Night Signing Event--Barnes & Noble, Crystal Lake, IL--
          7-9 p.m.
  • April 20-21, 2018--Chicago North RWA Spring Fling Conference, Oak Brook, IL
  • April 27-28, 2018--New England Chapter RWA Conference, Burlington, MA
  • May 15-20, 2018--Romantic Times Booklovers Convention, Reno, NV