Is Kathleen Baldwin the Next J.K. Rowling?

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PLANO -- The next J.K. Rowling-type author is already hard at work writing the next series of novels for young adults. You may not know the name Kathleen Baldwin now, but you soon will.

She currently lives in North Texas, and her book, “A School for Unusual Girls” is currently in the running to be a feature film.

“It was really fun, because we didn’t get approached by one producer, we got approached by several producers,” said Baldwin about seeing her writing go from paper to the big screen. “We got to be on the phone with all of them and decide which one we wanted to go with."

So why are so many production companies interested in this book?

“This reform school is run by a woman who thinks that these girls gifts can be used for something better, which is to make them spies in the Napoleonic Wars,” Baldwin told NewsFix.

The book has been called “enticing from the first sentence” by the New York Times (which may be reason enough to give the book a shot). There’s good reason for that: Baldwin is also enticing from the first sentence.

With several sequels planned – the second one called “Exile for Dreamers” – there’s little doubt Baldwin will soon become a household name.