Charm Baker

Biography

Charm Baker is a Los Angeles based freelance writer that has been writing online for several years. She resides in Southern California and enjoys spending time with her family and friends when she's not writing.

Charm has hundreds of non-fiction articles published on a variety of topics and popular writing websites. She also worked as a ghost writer for online clients.

This year (2013), Charm D. Baker launched a new website specifically devoted to new and emerging authors like herself. Freebookreview.net is a growing network of avid readers and authors . Her newly published title: "Experimenting With Murder" is available now, right here on Smashwords. You can get the whole back story on the inspiration for this sci-fi thriller by visiting http://charmbaker.info

Charm Baker websites: http://charmbaker.info http://freebookreview.net http://finallypaidtowrite.com

Smashwords Interview

When did you know that you wanted to be a serious writer?
I went back to school after my only child was school age and he decided I was no longer his best friend. I had always wanted to be a teacher, so I took classes at my local community college and began pursuing a career in child development. One semester, my speech class instructor encouraged me to enter a writing contest about Martin Luther King. My speech won second place, although I know my “writing” was actually better than the guy that took first place. I didn’t care because I realized that this was a “speech” contest and he had a much better delivery than I did. I smiled and happily accepted the $100 and 2nd place certificate. It was then that I knew I wanted to be a serious writer.
Where do you find inspiration as a writer?
Like most writers, I find inspiration in everything I see and hear. I love to people watch, animal watch, nature watch, and simply observe life in general. But I especially love it when a subject just speaks to me. That’s how is was with the subject matter of my new book. There are a lot of elements to it; adultery, murder, secret experiments, but the whole thing centers on MERMAIDS; something I've always been fascinated by.

“Experimenting With Murder” came into existence as a result of an idea I’ve had for years. It wasn’t until I saw the airing of the television program "Mermaids: The New Evidence" that I decided to finally start working on this project. I was impressed how The Animal Planet channel took a "docufiction" and injected a little bit of fact with fantasy. I decided to do the same thing with my book. In it, I reference an actual event that occurred several years ago in New Zealand’s Farewell Spit. Unfortunately, the massive whale beachings that I mention in this story are still occurring (as recent as January 2014). While the plight of so many whales is a sad thing, I think I've made a wise choice in subject matter for a book.
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Where to find Charm Baker online


Books

How to Live Life in a Positive Bubble (A Daily Guide to Positive Thinking)
You set the price! Words: 19,360. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
How to Live Life in a Positive Bubble (A Daily Guide to Positive Thinking) is author Charm Baker’s newest release. The book is a compilation of Baker’s inspirational posts, previously published at Bubblews.com. Each entry was specifically selected for this collection of discussions. The content is designed to help the reader maneuver successfully through life, in a positive frame of mind.
Experimenting With Murder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 131,500. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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From the moment Myrrah swam to the surface of her watery jail and the shots rang out in the jungle, no one's life on the island would ever be the same. Billionaire Tyler Payne is selfish, ruthless, and the head scientist at the research institute where he works. He’s also the owner of the remote little island that the institute is located on. The secluded New Zealand Island is
Toxic Friends and Other Friendships (A Family and Relationship Guide)
You set the price! Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Friendship, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships
Toxic Friends and Other Friendships is a valuable family and relationship guide for anyone who has ever been a friend or had a friend. That includes friends within your own family, as well as the people you share no kinship or blood with. Prepare to read and enjoy helpful advice about toxic and genuine friendships.
How to Stay Focused on Your Internet Goals (A Self Help Guide to Working Online)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » E-commerce / internet marketing, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Internet writers, authors, and other freelancers will love this helpful guide on how to stay focused on your internet goals. This book is for ALL computer workers who write or blog for pay, operate an online business, or perform any other online activities on a regular basis. Readers will get the encouragement needed, to successfully stay focused on achieving your online goals.
Ready, Set, Write! 60 Seconds to Getting Paid to Write Online (A Checklist for Freelance Writers)
Price: Free! Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Digital publishing, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Blogging
Internet writers; when you’re ready to start getting paid to write online, you need this helpful easy peasy checklist for freelance writers. In the first 60 seconds after reading this self-help book, you’ll be setting things in motion to start earning cash. Work at home on your computer by blogging and other forms of digital publishing. This is a must have for stay at home parents who write!
Awesome California Beaches Parks and RV Campgrounds
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,760. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Camping and RVing
Will your summer vacation this year start with traveling to an exciting place in the family RV? Whether it's summer vacation or Christmas holidays, there's nothing like piling into the RV and heading down the highway. And what better direction to head in than sunny California? Both Southern and Northern California always has something inviting to offer RV campers.
Affiliate Marketing Without the Rose-Colored Glasses
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing / industrial, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » E-commerce / internet marketing
Affiliate Marketing Without the Rose-Colored Glasses offers success tips for new marketing affiliates. This short thought provoking eBook helps the reader develop a realistic view of making money from affiliate income.
Finally Paid to Write - The Beginner's Guide to Writing for Pay
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,340. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Digital publishing
Finally Paid to Write helps new writers get paid to write articles, blogs, reviews and other forms of web content. This easy to read step-by-step guide was created specifically for beginning writers. It serves as a complete road map and leaves no question unanswered. Writers are shown who can write for pay, where to write for pay, and the different types of pay available right now.

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Smashwords book reviews by Charm Baker

  • Always You on Feb. 22, 2013

    This was my first time reading Kristy Moseley.I enjoyed the story and her writing style and I'll read more of her work in the future. The sex scenes were not raunchy (although I don't mind a little raunch :-) They could have been a little more descriptive, but it was such a heartwarming love story - it didn't matter. I wouldn't mind finding out what happens after the twins.
  • Big Girl Love - Erotica Romance Short Story on Feb. 22, 2013

    Apart from the obvious - the formatting and technical stuff that we hate to go back and fix (myself included :-) the story was a good one, just too short. My first time reading Marion but I'll read her again.
  • Comfort Object on Feb. 22, 2013

    Excellent read! I thoroughly enjoyed this one and was up until 3am finishing it when I read it. It was just the right length and the explicit sex scenes were right on point for me. This is my first time reading Annabel but I'll definitely read some of her other titles.
  • Tim Does Tina the Temp on March 20, 2013

    All I can say is: “Tim – you go boy!” This was a nice steamy story of sex in the workplace. In all my years of temping, I never ran into a hot boss like that. It’s enough to make a writer like me go back to her day job (almost). I rated it a four because of one or two typos, and I found the font to be a little hard on the eyes. Good work *****
  • Falling for Adonis on March 20, 2013

    Funny little erotic romance that really surprised me. While I like Charden’s hot writing style of erotica, the romance was an added touch. Nice work
  • Heart On Fire on March 20, 2013
    (no rating)
    Very well written and truly for the romantic at heart, werekind and all. Mitchell could sure teach the human male species a thing or two about ladies coming first (pun intended). Great Work!
  • Heart On Fire on March 20, 2013

    Hope I don't get penalized for two reviews, but I forgot to leave my star rating earlier (Loved the book).
  • Taken From Behind By the Ghost in the Steam Room (A Paranormal Story - Couple's Erotica) on March 21, 2013

    Other than a few obvious formatting issues, I really enjoyed this story. Just like Scarlett, once I was caught up in the steamy (pun not intended)sex scene, I didn't feel the need to know who the ghost actually was. This was a really hot piece of paranormal erotica.
  • Serial on March 21, 2013

    Being a female and on team "Militia", I was slightly disappointed with the outcome but it was still a good read.
  • The Finest Line on April 30, 2013

    I found The Finest Line to be an enjoyable read and the characters mostly likeable, in spite of bratty Mairead’s outbursts. The reader gets a clear view of who they are, from the author’s great sense of character development. Occasional veering off track because of the various plots and subplots (which can be a bit distracting) didn’t keep the author from pulling it all together and holding the reader’s attention. I’m a first time reader, but I plan to check out the second book in the series.
  • God in the Stone on Oct. 09, 2013

    The author created such wonderful character development with Nadia and Reuben. The couple sound like a pair that every reader probably knows or can relate to. But Nadia's experiences when she's lured away from Reuben are anything BUT typical! This was one magical journey that I for one will never forget (just like poor Nadia :-) Great job!
  • Taken by the Dragon on Oct. 09, 2013

    This was a nice touch to the beauty and the beast angle; certainly with all the passion and lust that we always imagined between the two historical characters. I’d say Isabelle was a pretty lucky lady to even be given to the dragon, considering she wasn’t really “the beauty of the village”, but simply “ the only marriageable girl left.” I enjoyed this whimsical tale, predictable or not. I found it entertaining.