C. Edward Baldwin

Biography

I'm originally from Lumberton, North Carolina. Although, I've always enjoyed writing and reading all sorts of books, I never thought of writing as a career. My childhood goal was to become a professional athlete, failing that, a fireman. In high school, I played football, basketball, and ran track. My senior year, I was captain of both the basketball and football teams. I attended Virginia Military Institute on an athletic scholarship and lettered in football in 1986.

I left VMI and transferred to Wingate College where the seeds to write were first planted. There, I met Professor Doak who I credit with encouraging me to consider writing. Although, it would be many years and false starts before I'd complete my first story.

I eventually left Wingate College, ;now Wingate University)and transferred to North Carolina A&T State University where I earned a BA degree in Communications. I later earned a MA in English at East Carolina University.

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
My all time favorites: 1. The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, 2. Salem's Lot by Stephen King 3. Show of Evil by William Diehl, 4. The Firm by John Grisham 5. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. The Scarlett Letter and Salem's Lot are my two all time favorites. I read the Scarlett Letter in 11th grade as part of a class assignment. I was hooked by the surprise twist at the end. And as far as Salem's Lot goes, it was my first King book. I've since read several of his stories and nothing has grabbed me like Salem's Lot.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read and enjoy a lot of different things, different genres. If I'm reading strictly for pleasure I'll read the blurb and check the number of pages. If it sounds exciting and is not too long I'm in. I'll know from the first chapter if it's going to be pleasurable for me. If it's fast moving, that's my ticket. So fast moving, medium-sized books are my thing. I'll read a 700 or more page yarn every now and then; but mostly I'm in the 200 to 400 page market.
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Books

Fathers House: A Preview
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Price: Free! Words: 27,240. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A Preview of the critically acclaimed Fathers House. When a young teen is fatally beaten in an abandoned schoolyard, assistant district attorney Ben Lovison is assigned the case of prosecuting the alleged perpetrator, a seventeen year old wannabe rapper and current resident of Lovison's childhood home, Fathers House.
A Needful Change & Other Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,770. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Three short stories about the power of friendship, the perils of love, and the quest for redemption.

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