j. leigh bailey

...because everyone deserves a happy ending


j. leigh bailey is an office drone by day and the author of Young 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 Young Adult LGBT Romance novels about boys traversing the crazy world of love, relationships and acceptance. 

Upcoming Events....

 January 25, 2015--Myth and Magic panel at Adendum Books in St. Paul, MN with Juliann Rich. Details to come!

March 9, 2015--Presenting Writing Through Depression at Chicago North RWA, Desplaines, IL
March 13-14, 2015--Windy City RWA Retreat, in Lisle, IL 

April 2015--TBD--RELEASE DAY--NOBODY'S HERO from Carina Press

April 7, 2015--Reading at Lady Jane's in Naperville, IL

July 22-25, 2015--RWA National Conference, New York City, NY

AUGUST 2015--TBD--RELEASE DAY--GUYLINER from Spencer Hill Press