Mitch Baker – special guest author

New novel from Mitch Baker

New novel from Mitch Baker

Please welcome Mitch Baker to today’s blog. I had the opportunity to ask him some challenging questions. I was blown away by the answers. I know you will be too.

If you had two years left to live from this moment, what would you change about your life starting tomorrow?

I would continue to act on my general goal, which I have learned to appreciate late in life, but will continue to pray for and pursue… I would hope to improve on this goal and to otherwise abide by the guidance in one of my favorite Quotes, followed by a well-known Bible Verse. I have written on prior occasion, “Ancient Roman philosopher and statesman Cicero has left behind many quotable quotes. He said, “A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.” This wise quotation reminds us of the importance of being grateful. A simple “thank you” has the power to make people feel appreciated. There is hardly a better occasion to express your appreciation … despite those who would preserve their corruption by assailing those with soft hearts and sound soul… The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving… Psalm 28:2 I would commit to trying harder to live my last two years according to these sentiments and admonition and with the hope, and Faith that I would always do more to heal and less to harm with respect each and every friendship and relationship so that they may be stronger (and not weaker) by the exact date of my death…

Q: Are the characters in your story based on people you know?

Because I take many ‘experiences’ and bring them together to create original and interesting stories, there is no writing directly from some personal life experience… I have never done it and I think that is because I would feel comfortable with doing as much…

Q: Is there any part in writing you don’t like?

Not being able to do it enough… It’s something I never want to get tired of doing, but alas … fatigue can set in and …

Q: Do you have any online sites where people can read more about your books?

Why not visit with me at the “Anything But a Tired Barn” … Check out the Book Introductions, Book Reviews, Interviews with Authors and Friends and even Artwork hanging on the barn walls… Welcome …

Q: Do you have any books in the works?

I am just finishing ‘Lethal Believers: Parisian Procession’, the third novel in the Lethal Believers Series with Master Koda Select Publishing

I have finished and submitted “The Consistency of Emerson’ which has been submitted/acquired by Master Koda Select Publishing

Q: When you read, what is your favorite genre?

It usually is the genre I’m writing in at the time whether it be paranormal, contemporary fiction, young adult or science fiction the variety leaves me a lot of opportunity to appreciate a lot of interest.

G. Mitchell Baker enjoys living out west, from the southwest United States to western Canada. Having practiced law for more than twenty years, Baker enjoys researching and writing projects that draw him into the many genres, to include contemporary fiction, science fiction, and paranormal works of fiction. Also a writer of feature length screenplays, G. Mitchell Baker enjoys adapting his novels to screenplay and, adapting his screenplays to novels.

Baker has been fortunate to compete at the highest levels in sports to include baseball and karate. This spirit leads to his also striving to compete at the highest levels to entertain his readership. Moreover, it is in this spirit Baker invites you to visit and re-visit his ‘Anything But a Tired Barn’, and, to become familiar with his current and ongoing projects. Please take the time to learn more about G. Mitchell Baker, his projects, and any reasonable offer for original and interesting conversation … as much will not be refused.








(Paranormal Mystery) (Master Koda 2013)

(Paranormal Mystery) (Master Koda 2013)

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(Contemporary Fiction) (Brent House Books 2013)

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Special Guest Author Greta Burroughs!

I loved visiting with Greta.  She’s heartwarming and real, great qualities for a friend and a writer.  Please welcome Greta Burroughs.  I know you’ll enjoy her as much as I did.


How long have you been writing?

I am a full-time writer mainly because I cannot work outside my home. I started writing in 2005 after being diagnosed with ITP and have loved that choice ever since. I just wish I could make some money out of it!


What do you write? Specific genres, ages groups, etc.

I have one non-fiction memoir written for others who have ITP and to spread the word about this blood disorder. I mainly write children’s books for ages 5-8 and MG/YA fantasy for ages 9-99.


Do you prefer Ebook, paperback, or hardcover?

For convenience sake, I like ebooks but nothing will ever replace the feel of having a real book in my hands.


What are you currently working on?

I have started on three manuscripts this year but have not gotten very far with any of them. One of them is a story centered around our 18-year-old dog who passed away last January. Then I have another in the Wee People series and the third is another Patchy and Calico children’s book.


What makes your writing unique?

I guess the most unique thing about my writing is the dialogue. I let the characters dictate to me so the conversations seem more natural and what a teenager (Wee People) or a not-so-smart dog (Patchy and Calico) would say.


Do you have a set writing schedule or do you write when the fancy hits you?

No, no rituals, schedules or anything like that. I’m usually doing other things while writing so I have to get up and down several times and occasionally lose my train of thought but it always comes back when I get back to business. I try to wake up before everyone else but that doesn’t always work. When a story is talking to me, I try to stay with it as much as I can but life interferes and I work when and as long as I can each day.  



When you aren’t writing, what would we find you doing?

When I’m not writing, I’m usually busy with other tasks in and around the house and yard, running errands, going to the doctor or on Facebook.


Is music part of your writing process? If so, what do you listen to?

I don’t listen to music very often but I prefer classical or easy listening with no lyrics.


Why would someone like your book(s)?

Hopefully, folks would like my books because they are fun. The Patchy and Calico stories entertain kids while teaching them valuable lessons. They are funny and even adults get a kick out of the antics of the two main characters. In the Wee People series, there is no sex, violence, profanity – just a fast-paced adventure and some loveable characters.




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Author’s Bio


Greta Burroughs loves to read. No matter where she is, there is always a book close at hand. Her love of reading began at an early age and blossomed over time to include many different genres, her favorite now being fantasy.

As a preschool and elementary school teacher, Greta tried to instill the joy of reading in the children she worked with. Books were an important part of her classroom and story time was the highlight of the day.

It has been a while since Greta was in a classroom but she had lots of experience in reading to children of various ages and remembers what they enjoyed listening to. She tries to incorporate that knowledge into her work as an author and believes it makes her a better writer of children’s and young adult books.

She now resides in SC with her husband, Robert and three dogs. Greta has six books published at the present time; three children’s books in the Patchwork Dog and Calico Cat series, two MG/YA fantasy entitled Gerald and the Wee People and House on Bo-Kay Lane, and a nonfiction account of her experiences with an autoimmune blood disorder called ITP – Heartaches and Miracles.

For more information on Greta’s books visit