Bakerman started out writing stories by the dozens while still in high school. .
Being an avid reader of thrillers and horror, nl. James Hadley Chase, Don Pendleton, Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy, Konsalik, Stephen King, etc...
He wrote hundreds of short stories in the form of thrillers, horror, romance...and the he tried something new.
He was especially fascinated by erotic stories. The kind of writing which made erotica possible was new to him and he experimented. A proper erotic story is basically a porn movie without pictures, but beautiful and thoughtful and insightful. Not easy to write, but he experimented, until it felt right.
He gave his first effort to his harshest critics - his schoolmates. It was good when he saw smiles appearing on their faces, eyes blinking to make sure they are really seeing what they are seeing, as they read. They didn't criticize or make any comments, but they wanted more. This was a good sign. With his other stories, they just read a bit and then put it down and never asked for more. But now they wanted more and more and more. And they always wanted to take it home, to go read it there.
"Where it's quieter." They would say. But he knew why.
And he felt good.