June 30, 2023

Bailey McKenzie, Crime Scene Specialist Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the BAILEY MCKENZIE, CRIME SCENE SPECIALIST by Tina R. Young Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


Author: Tina R. Young
Release Date: June 6, 2023
Publisher: Emerald House Group, Incorporated
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: June 6, 2023

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With a mom in forensics and a dad on the police force, it’s no wonder that fourteen-year-old Bailey McKenzie has her sights set on working in the field of law enforcement as well. When she and her friends are given the opportunity to be junior forensic interns for the summer with her mother leading them, Bailey jumps at the chance to get a start on her career.

But investigating a murder scene takes a personal turn when the team, specifically Bailey, comes under attack and their lives are placed in danger. As the team continues to try to put the pieces together, can they depend on God to help them figure out who the murderer is and catch the criminal before it’s too late? Or will Bailey’s dreams of fighting for justice never become a reality?

Bailey must follow the clues to answer these questions. But through it all, Bailey must learn to decide who she can trust and place her faith in the One Who will never let her down.

“Twenty-five years ago, Tina R. Young started her forensics career as a Crime Scene Specialist at the National City Police Department. Her creation of Bailey McKenzie, Crime Scene Specialist provides teens and young adults with an exciting adventure and technical knowledge of the fascinating world of crime scene investigations.” Jose Tellez, Police Chief, NCPD, National City, California

“Tina’s life work and passions are expressed in Bailey McKenzie, Crime Scene Specialist. This wholesome forensic novel for teens and young adults will lead the reader through a crime scene investigation as they analyze clues and learn real world forensics applications all while being entertained by the interactions of Bailey and her crime scene team!” Marie Durina, Senior Forensic Document Examiner and Forensic Evidence Technician (retired), San Diego County Sheriff’s Regional Crime Laboratory


 Top 5 Favorite Scenes and Why

1. Chapter 1 The Crime Scene Team – I love the introduction and the excitement of going to a crime scene. It’s the introduction to all of the characters and who they are as individuals and as law enforcement and forensic professionals.

2. Chapter 2 A Triple Homicide – This chapter describes the crime scene and real-life forensic technology techniques. I love teaching forensic technology and I loved describing the forensic applications to the reader.

3. Chapter 5 Team Building – This chapter allows the reader to learn more about the characters and I enjoyed the interactions they had with one another. I also very much enjoyed writing about Papa McKenzie, Bailey’s Scottish grandfather who was inspired by my Scottish father-in-law.

4. Chapter 6 Fingerprints Rock – Similar to Chapter 2, this chapter describes forensic techniques, but the location is within the lab, rather than the crime scene. This chapter allows the reader to have an understanding of forensic techniques inside the crime laboratory.

5. Chapter 11 10-16 – This is the final chapter in which Bailey almost dies; Jake saves her life; and Bailey gets her first kiss. It’s an exciting page-turner and I believe this chapter had my best creative writing within the book. Other chapters contained technical writing, which comes more natural to me, so I enjoy the creativity of this chapter and I enjoy the ending of the book (which is a good segway to a second book.)

Tina Young is a Professor in the Administration of Justice Department at Grossmont College in El Cajon, California, where she teaches basic and advanced forensic technology and forensic photography courses, as well as California State-certified forensic technology and bloodstain pattern analysis (BPA) courses. She is a private BPA practitioner and has testified as a BPA expert witness in San Diego, Riverside, and Los Angeles County Superior Court. She has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master of Forensic Sciences degree. Since July, 2007, she has maintained certification as a Certified Bloodstain Pattern Analyst through the International Association for Identification.

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(1) winner will receive a finished copy of BAILEY MCKENZIE, CRIME SCENE SPECIALIST - US Only.

Ends July 11th, midnight EST.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:



IG Review


YA Books Central

Interview/IG Post


#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog




IG Review


The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post


Two Chicks on Books

Guest Post/IG Post


A Dream Within A Dream

Guest Post

Week Two:


Country Mamas With Kids

Review/IG Post



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Confessions of the Perfect Mom

Review/IG Post



IG Review/TikTok Post



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Books and Zebras

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