Quentin Baker

Biography

I am a retired high school English teacher, married with four grown children and eight grandchildren. I was born in Montana, attended university there, but moved to the SF Bay Area with my wife Jean in 1960. I have written a number of poems and used to attend cafe readings in SF. I have also written short stories, but abandoned an early novel in 1965. I edited a volume of poetry from various San Francisco writers, Poems from the Exit Café. I have also helped two friends self-publish their own books: Michael Hogan, Imperfect Geographies (poetry) and Dr. Mary B. Lane, Our Schools: Frontline for the 21st Century and Democratic Schools for Our Democracy.

Books

Murder at the High School
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,190. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
One October morning two shots are heard on the third floor of George Washington Carver High School in San Francisco. The teacher, Val Olson from room 322, telephones Vice Principal Michael Dempsey with this terrible news. Dempsey ascends rapidly to room 324, which is locked, and his principal, Big Jim Dougherty follows within minutes. Who killed Marvin Marbles a senior history teacher?
Lifetimes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,690. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
This is a collection of my poems from 1990 to the present. Many of these poems concern my family members, contain rants against ideas and events I was or am opposed to, and both serious haiku and and limericks.
What's The Hurry?
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Price: Free! Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
A chapbook of thirteen poems written in the 1990's. Two of these poems won second prize honors at the Alameda County Fair three years ago. It is free to download, although a payment of 13 cents to either the author or your favorite charity would be appreciated. Before the Civil War, Walt Whitman peddled his poems door to door in Brookly, N.Y. for one penny per poem.
The Brother
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 153,230. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It is Spring, 1949. Widow Lelia Romberg agrees to marry Eduarde Fournier, a farmer in Montana's Frenchtown valley. She does not know that Eduarde's brother lives upstairs in the Fournier's farmhouse as a recluse. Although this is worrisome to her, Lelia and her husband (who speaks mostly French) begin to explore life together. That summer they decide to travel by car to Seattle, Washington

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