Charm Baker is no stranger to the internet writing world and the intricacies of online publishing. She has worked for and operated a number of related websites and blogs, including a former book review site for newly published authors. Baker has several digital publications under her belt, and this year (2016), she is taking on the task of independent Publisher here at Smashwords.
Just Charm Publishing plans to offer titles from new online writers, both young and old. Although the search is currently on for creative poets and short story writers with a unique flair, non-fiction titles are still being scheduled for release this year. New Smashword Authors are welcome to contact Charm Baker, via the Just Charm website ( http://charmbaker.com )
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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.
If you’re looking for a guidebook that can help you kick start a new online book selling business in no time, this is it. “Sell Used Books Online” is a road map that will detail how you can sell used books that you no longer have a need for and earn some cool cash. (This book shows you exactly how)
Are you a new writer with limited experience, but you’re looking for ways to earn a writing income? Well Shut Up and Write was made just for you. This book is an effective step-by-step guide that is guaranteed to jump start your freelance writing career from the moment you purchase it. Read the details, follow the steps, and get paid by next week! Believe it or not, it really is as simple as that.
Could you stand to discover some smart tips and advice about your daily hair care and treatment? Like most people, you are probably doing things everyday (or not doing things), that contribute to unhealthy hair.” This point is brought out in the publication How to Care for Your Hair Just Like Your Stylist! If you can admit to yourself that this statement is true, you are on your way to learning
Positive thinking is a great way to cope with the many challenges of day-to-day life. No matter who we are or what we’re trying to accomplish, all of us have occasion to get down in our spirit from time to time. That’s why this book provides plenty of practical and positive advice about issues that are common to us all.
What would you do if your father was murdered and the man behind it had you running scarred in the jungle? This is only one of the problems that Ashley Richards and her three teenage friends have to worry about...
How to keep friendships is a popular topic with people all over the world. Everyone everywhere has at least one friendship that they really care about safeguarding. But what happens when the friend (or friends) that we spend time trying to please, are people who are not really healthy for us? No matter how much we love them or how much fun they may be, a toxic friend is trouble, and...
Green living (and everything it entails) continues to gain popularity with individuals and families who are concerned about the earth. If you and your household have developed a desire to live a green life, this handy little guide can help. It will provide some helpful and very practical information that you can even start implementing right away! Experience multiple benefits...
We live in a complex society where stress, injuries, accidents, and illnesses are all common. Any of these circumstances can make a therapeutic massage necessary. Massage therapy offers a number of different ways to help keep your body fit. This publication shows how.
Most consumers don't give a second thought about how to use proper care in handling fruits and vegetables. We grab them, we pinch them, we squeeze them and we weigh them. While we’re busy seeking for the tastiest produce, are we really getting the healthiest fruits and vegetables?
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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.
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.
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 *****
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.