Jaden Baker

Knowing the End

I don’t want to know how the world will end. I’d rather the when, how, and why be totally mysterious. Maybe I won’t even be alive to see it, having died peacefully in my sleep before the end comes. Though should I be around for the event, I hope it rains cupcakes, not frogs, fire,…

May the Fourth be with you

“You can move things. With your mind,” she said again. “Like a Jedi Knight.” Jaden sat up in his chair. “Exactly like a Jedi Knight.” “So you’re saying you’re like Yoda, only taller, less green, and without the backwards talk,” Libby said. Jaden nodded to himself. “Yes, and no hair in my ears,” he added….

It’s actually a real book

Why do I say that? Assumptions. When I said I’d published a book, I got a few variations of the same reaction. Everyone offered congratulations, but a fraction bought one of my books. Maybe it was foolish of me, but I admit to being surprised, sure that everyone who at least knew me a little…

Writing from Experience?

A tough one to answer. If you’ve read the book and you know me first hand, it’s obvious I’ve experienced virtually nothing in my novel–a good thing. So to say one should “write from experience” is kind of ridiculous. If we’re all supposed to draw from our experiences, then what’s an imagination for? Imagine someone asking J.K. Rowling…

The Error Game

Today I got a message from a Jaden Baker reader, informing me of two errors in my book (he’d read at least 31 chapters). Neither fluke was terribly egregious, but it was still annoying, considering I have approved the book for printing. But then I reminded myself that I have rarely read a book without…

Copyright 2015. Courtney Kirchoff.