My Story

Author Sydney J. BailyHm, tell my own story? What’s to tell? I’m just a late-blooming word lover. I wrote my first romance novel when I was 17 years old, and it was rejected by my 18th birthday. Deservedly so, I might add! I went to college (earning history and English lit degrees, as well as being inducted into the alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa) and then to grad school for a master’s in English lit. I worked in publishing for my whole life in book production and as an editor. I’m now a full-time writer and a USA Today bestselling author, and I couldn’t be happier.

To date, I’ve written a number of novels set in Victorian England (The Beastly Lords series) and in Victorian America (The Defiant Hearts series) set in 1880s Boston, MA, fictional Spring City, CO, and San Francisco, CA. My books take you from London to Cornwall in the south of England and up to the countryside in the north. One series transports you all over the States by carriage, train, and horse, and even on a riverboat on the Mississippi! I’ve ventured into both the Georgian era of England and the medieval one, co-authoring The Warriors of York series with Marliss Melton. Basically, if it’s historical romance, I’m writing it.

Here’s a short video about me and my writing (click the arrow to play) created by REX Video Productions:


And if you’re still interested, click HERE for the video of my guest appearance on “About Amesbury.” a cable TV show, during which I discuss the task of writing and then read a slightly inappropriate excerpt from one of my books. Sweet Mother, why did I pick that excerpt?

Sydney and PerryCheers,

Sydney & Perry, the Wonder Dog