About Me

Brooklyn Bailey

Contemporary Romance & Young Adult Author


Brooklyn Bailey’s writing is another bucket-list item coming to fruition, like meeting Stephen Tyler, Ozzie Smith and skydiving. She plans to complete her remaining bucket-list items, including ghost-hunting, storm-chasing, and bungee jumping. She is a Netflix-binging, Converse-wearing, avidly-reading, traveling geek.

As Brooklyn continues to write sweet romance and young adult books, she also writes steamy contemporary romance books under the name Haley Rhoades, as well as children’s books under the name Gretchen Stephens.

A team player, Brooklyn thrived as her spouse’s career moved the family of four, fifteen times to four states. One move occurred eleven days after a C-section. Now with two adult sons, Brooklyn copes with her newly emptied nest by writing and spoiling Nala, her Pomsky. A fly on the wall might laugh as she talks aloud to her fur-baby all day long.

Brooklyn’s under five-foot, fun-size stature houses a full-size attitude. Her uber-competitiveness in all things entertains, frustrates, and challenges family and friends. Not one to shy away from a dare, she faces the consequences of a lost bet no matter the humiliation. Her fierce loyalty extends from family, to friends, to sports teams.

Brooklyn’s guilty pleasures are Lifetime and Hallmark movies, especially Christmas movies. Her other loves include all things peanut butter, Star Wars, mathematics, and travel. Past day jobs vary tremendously from a radio DJ, to an elementary special-education para-professional, to aYMCA sports director, to a retail store accounting department, and finally a high school mathematics teacher.

Brooklyn resides with her husband and fur-baby in the Des Moines, Iowa area. This Missouri-born girl enjoys the diversity the Midwest offers.

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Books Include

Ali’s Fight