Chris Baca


I am 25 years of age and have a wife named Audrey and 3-year old daughter named Ella. I was a reporter for my high school newspaper as well as a former reporter and co-founder of the now defunct ASP News. I play electric bass and acoustic guitar and have been for seven years. When I'm not writing, I'm playing with my daughter and our vast array of Nerf weapons, or I'm watching movies (or crime shows, her favorite) with my wife, Audrey.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book, "Day In & Day Out," really started with me wondering what would happen if a disgruntled call center customer service representative got a call from another universe. I was trying to think how I might react in that situation. The idea itself came over a year before I actually put words on a page. I'd been enthralled with this idea the whole time and it kept coming back to me over and over again until I finally cut out every distraction (for the most part) that kept me from getting down to writing it anyway. I got rid of all of these different things that had recently clouded my vision like cable television, or online multi-player games. After that it was just a matter of time before my thoughts about this one guy, so pent up with frustration, so completely uncaring of his job or if he keeps it, found their way onto (virtual) paper.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've always been very D.I.Y. and motivated to tackle problems myself. I've dabbled in scriptwriting, directing, cinematography, generally every other aspect of "Guerilla" filmmaking. The entire time, if we had to solve a problem we built something, or moved something, or taught ourselves how to use various programs from the ground up. I think this stems from my relative lack of patience. I've never wanted to wait for someone else to help me, or to wait for someone to approve of what I was doing, and independent publishing is another extension of how I want to express myself.
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Day In & Day Out
Price: Free! Words: 5,300. Language: American English. Published: March 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Our would be hero is off to a terrible start. Waking up hung over, heading to work like a zombie, and talking to people he doesn't like; a call center customer service rep. Usually, he deals with upset customers, taking insults and angry outbursts with an almost stoic attitude. Until one day, he gets a call from a strange woman claiming to be from another world, and that his world will soon end!

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