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Welcome to the blog of S.G. Baker where I bring you free flash fiction, book reviews, writing tips and author updates, and connect you to my publications. Take a look at what I have to offer below, sign up for my newsletter, or get in contact if you would like a book review from me. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Stories

Short-stories about the whimsical and the weird. Here I bring you original fiction straight from the heart, with several years’ worth of content free for you to read!

​Keep up with the Hopeful Wanderer web series and more here, on Twitter, or on Facebook.

Book Reviews

Reviews of the books I’m reading. I tend toward new adult, young adult, and adult fantasy, with smatterings of horror and science fiction. If it seems clever and fanciful, I’m in!

Want me to review your book? Check out the contact form below for a full list of my preferred genres. 

Writing Advice

Tips on everything I have learned as a writer – brought to you by questions I often see asked in the field, fueled by the desire to help new writers the way I have received help, too. 

Got writing questions? Browse current topics or tell me what you want to see discussed. 

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Publication(s) in which my works appear. Sign up below for my monthly newsletter for news on future releases and more!

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The Hopeful Wanderer – Call to Launch

Rhythmic, echoing creaking drew me across flat empty plains to a flat, empty house. An untidy row of windows stared out from the house’s weathered flanks at the setting suns blazing orange and purple across the sky. My favorite kind. Next to the house stood a tall, tall tree, beneath the branches of which creaked… Continue Reading →

Why Writing Fanfiction Appeals to Me

We’ve all heard the claims. Fanfiction = bad writing. Blah blah blah. Gatekeepers want to keep readers of fanfiction from enjoying fanfiction and writers of fanfiction from enjoying writing it. For some reason. For one, fanfiction = bad writing is a false equivalent. Just like original fiction = good writing is a false equivalent. I’ve… Continue Reading →

The Hopeful Wanderer – Open Me

No path ahead, no path behind. Just four flights of concrete stairs embedded into a hillside invisible beneath a blank blanket of snow. These, for some reason, just damp, not buried along with everything else. Upward, the pale hill sloped into the pale sky. Downward, more snowy hills rolled away into infinity. It felt like… Continue Reading →

Book Review Contact Form

Interested in having me review your book? Get in touch.

I read these genres/categories:

  • Fantasy
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Paranormal
  • Science Fiction
  • Young Adult SFF
  • New Adult SFF
  • Horror Lite

I do not read these genres/categories:

  • Heavy Romance
  • Erotica
  • Vampires
  • Heavy Horror
  • GoT/Tolkein-esque fantasy
  • Hard Sci-fi

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S.G. Baker

S.G. Baker is a writer and editor of fiction who penned The Hopeful Wanderer web series. She holds a bachelor degree in English from West Texas A&M University with a focus on writing, editing, and linguistics. A wanderer and a dreamer herself, S.G. travels often to bring the wonders of the world to her stories. ​

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