Jaden Baker

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Dealing with Piracy

Whenever I hear a recently-successful author say of their book’s achievement, “I never in my wildest dreams thought this would happen,” I think one of two things: They’re lying for the sake of humility or Their dreams are rather bland. As someone who relies on their imagination for a living, I think it’s typically door…

Jaden Baker wins Gold at eLit Awards

After releasing a revised edition of Jaden Baker late in 2012, I submitted it for the eLit Awards. It was the only award I submitted it for, finding the eLit best described how the book was made and sold (an independently published eBook). The three most submitted categories were Popular Fiction, Literary Fiction and Mystery/Suspense/Thriller,…

Pirates and Impostors

There were two ways I’d originally opened this blog post, each leading to the stellar conclusion that pirating books is akin to shaving the fuzz off of newborn puppies, and all those who pirate should be taken out back and slapped across the face with outdated magazines. My book was recently pirated and rather than…

Milestones in Happily Ever After

A couple of weeks ago, to gather information for a press release, I had to do something I’ve not done in over a year: scan the Jaden Baker Amazon page for reviews. In doing so I noticed a little trend, that the readers who gave Jaden high praise (these people are automatically added to the My Favorite People List),…

Jaden Baker: Revised Edition

Authors and their characters are not alike. There are a multitude of ways that my main character and I differ, one is that Jaden is patient and I am not. So when I finished my first novel, I was erupting with eager happiness, which resulted in me shipping out the book as soon as I could….

Reviews!

It’s been over a year since the publication of my first novel, and the book is picking up steam and readership. I’m steadily getting emails from strangers through my contact page, or through friends of friends, that Jaden Baker is being well-recieved, and frequently people will tell me how quickly they read the book–the record is…

Copyright 2015. Courtney Kirchoff.