Jaden Baker

jaden baker

What Jaden Baker is About

I’m often asked about the plot of my novel, which isn’t a big surprise, yet I’ve never really taken time to explain it in my own words. Jaden Baker is a psychological thriller, and if you’re wondering what makes a book a psych-thriller rather than a mystery or action thriller, I pulled a definition from…

Jaden Baker 2.0 on its way

I finally finished implementing edits into the book, and have just uploaded the newest versions for Nook and Kindle. The iBookstore version will be available soon, and I’ll give the new printed version to Ingram shortly!

The Great Re-Read

Publishing a book is extremely exciting. I was so thrilled to finally have completed Jaden Baker that I couldn’t wait to have it published. I had several people read through the book searching for errors, and I read through it at least seven times before publishing it. But catching all the errors is just impossible….

Reasons I decided to Self-Publish my Novel

Two questions are asked when I say I’ve published a novel. #1 “What is the book about?” and #2 “How did you get published?” To which I respond: “I published it myself.” “Oh,” is a typical response, the tone varies. I’ve already written about the self-publishing stigma and ways to overcome it. But the fact…

A Villain’s Twist on Virtues

A villain doesn’t think of himself or herself as being a bad person. They have virtues and morals just like everyone else, only with a twist. Below are some of the common life themes Joseph Madrid, the antagonist in my novel Jaden Baker, lives by: Where there’s a will, there’s a way to break it….

Missing Severus Snape

“Well, there’s no catalyst,” Libby said, reading over the biography again. “We’re missing Severus Snape.” Jaden grimaced. “What?” “Snape. Oh,” she said, “that’s right, you’ve not read that one. Unbelievable. What we’re missing is the reason for it all, the string that holds everything together. The source…” ~an excerpt from Jaden Baker Happy Last Harry Potter…

Jaden tests boundaries

An excerpt from Jaden Baker William tossed him into his room, and Jaden collided with the door as it slid shut. The anger he felt was real, even though he was following his first rule of resistance when beneficial. He’d scored a tiny victory in keeping Dalton out of his head for one more day….

Copyright 2015. Courtney Kirchoff.