Baker Lawley has always been a storyteller. His second word was a lie, blaming an upturned bowl of cereal on his older sister by saying her name. (His first word was “ball.”) At the age of five, he rewrote the ending to Stuart Little on the last few blank pages of his worn paperback copy, and he’s been a writer and storyteller ever since, going on to study literature in college, then creative writing in graduate school, then teaching creative writing at the college level for over fifteen years.
Baker writes young adult novels, Southern-gothic short stories, and guides for writers. Maybe a zombie apocalypse adaptation, someday. One can dream.
Anyway, Baker’s stories have been published in prestigious literary journals like Copper Nickel, The Cream City Review, Eleven Eleven, Oyster Boy Review, and The Southeast Review. He’s won emerging artist grants from the Jerome Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board.
Awards and publications are nice, but what Baker loves best is writing stories and guides that reach his readers deeply. If you’re a reader, thank you. Thank you a hell of a lot.
And if you like what you read, would you mind telling somebody?
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