The Inspired Mic December Spotlight – Tim Baker

The December Inspired Mic will see us at a new location, Leroy’s 19th Hole, the Country Club restaurant and bar for the Cypress Knoll Golf Course in Palm Coast. The following two weeks this site will display the presenters who will be on stage on December 16th. With the new location comes some new perks. We are excited about our growth and the community’s interest in local talent. Please check back each day for a little insight into our Inspired Mic Event presenters!

 

Tim bio picTim Baker

Never in his wildest dreams did Tim Baker ever see himself as an author, despite his futile attempt at writing a novel called Full Circle in 1988.
Ironically, it was a wild dream that thrust him into the role almost twenty years later.
In April of 2007, six months after moving from Rhode Island to Florida, Tim had a dream about two old friends and a box of sunken gold bars.
The dream was like any other dream…bizarre, surreal and totally void of context.
The next day Tim obsessed over the dream. Before long he began creating a story to go along with it and when he got home from work that night he sat down at his computer, with nothing more than a crazy idea, and began typing.
He started his narrative with “The whole thing started with a dream.”
With those words his writing career was born.
His first novel, Living the Dream, was released in August, 2009.
He followed up with Water Hazard in December, 2010.
path cover avatarIn 2011 he released two more novels… Pump It Up and Backseat to Justice.
2012 saw the release of No Good Deed (the sequel to Living the Dream).
Unfinished Business followed in 2013 and Eyewitness Blues came out in 2014.
Also in 2014, Tim released a collection of short stories featuring his enigmatic anti-hero, Ike, called Path of a Bullet.
He has also contributed three short stories to critically acclaimed horror anthologies and has co-authored two zombie novellas.
Tim’s books are best described as fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek thrillers. The primary setting for his stories is Flagler Beach, Florida and his characters are, more often than not, very…colorful.
The New York Indie Review had this to say about Tim’s work…

“Reading Baker is like vacationing in Florida with a pal who knows his way around the beautiful beaches, and under the slimy rocks where the dregs of society are housed.”

Now, with five years and ten books to his credit, Tim’s next project will be to breathe life into the ill-fated project he began before he had that dream…
…Full Circle is planned for release in 2015.

Published works;
Living the Dream – Aug 2009
Water Hazard – Nov 2010
Backseat to Justice – July 2011
Pump It Up – Aug 2011
No Good Deed – May 2012
Unfinished Business – Aug 2013
Dying Days – The Siege of European Village (co-written w/Armand Rosamilia) – Dec 2012
Dying Days – Siege 2 (co-written w/Armand Rosamilia) – Dec 2013
Eye Witness Blues – Aug 2014
Path of a Bullet – A Collection of Short Stories featuring Ike – Dec 2014

To contact Tim or find out about upcoming works please visit his website at http://www.blindoggbooks.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/BlindoggBooks

Twitter – https://twitter.com/blindoggbooks

Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2873061-tim-baker

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B002U64TCW

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