G. G. Baker was born in Billings, Montana and grew up loving stories and storytelling. The author's earliest influence was the radio broadcasting icon Paul Harvey. Admiration for Paul Harvey's simple and eloquent style of telling a great story inspired G. G. Baker to become one of the contributing writers on Paul Harvey’s news and commentary.
A twenty-five year career as a professional photographer gave G. G. Baker a unique perspective on looking at life through the lens of a camera. After all, photography is visual story telling. The lessons G. G. Baker learned from photography has applied to writing. "I have learned that paying close attention to the smallest details is what makes a great story, and a great photograph.”