Dave Bakers

 

Wish you could transport into your favourite video game?

So does Dave Bakers!

In fact his character, Zak Steepleman, managed to find that button . . . you know, the one right at the back of your games console?

Go on, take a look, he’ll wait . . .

Dave keeps a foot in the real world with some of his short stories (‘Orphans,’ ‘The Fight,’ ‘Rhys’s Friend’), but just as often fails to do so (‘Zombies are Overrated and Boring’ and ‘Graveyard Club’) and don’t even get him started on Zak Steepleman.

You can find all his stuff below.

His website: www.davebakers.com

 


 

  • Alprisons: A Short Story

     

    AlprisonsCover3WebCharlotte doesn’t much like her parents’ skiing holidays.

    She loathes them, actually.

    So as she whiles away the last day of the holiday, she can’t wait to go back home.

    Hidden realms and magical creatures are the last thing on her mind . . .

     

    An offbeat fantasy tale of a world which dwells just below.

     

    Alprisons: A Short Story

     

    Buy now for $2.99 at your favourite retailer: (Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords)

     


     

  • Bubbling Morons: A Zak Steepleman Short Story

     

    003BubblingMorons3WebZak Steepleman: Not your average thirteen-year-old gamer. He determines to become the greatest gamer on planet Earth.

    Only one thing stands in his way:

    His games console.

     

    This time Zak finds himself facing off with one of the worst things imaginable:

    A swimming game.

     

    A story that proves nothing beats those games for frustration.

     

    Bubbling Morons: A Zak Steepleman Short Story

    Buy now for $2.99 at your favourite retailer: (Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords)


     

  • Bullies, Snow and Magic: A Short Story Collection

     

    BulliesSnow&Magic3WebA long-awaited showdown. A gut-wrenching choice. Loneliness turned up to eleven. A snow-day revelation.
    And a mystical, long-haul flight.

    Stories to amaze, move and surprise.

    Includes the short stories:

    • Nobody Ever
    • The Fight
    • Didn’t Know That
    • Rebecca’s Party
    • Rhys’s Friend

    Bullies, Snow and Magic: A Short Story Collection

     

    Ebook available now for $4.99 at: Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords and other e-retailers.

     


     

  • Captain Lou & the Flatulent Cowboys: A Short Story

     

    Captain Lou & the Flatulent CowboysCover3WebChristine wakes up in the Wild West with her not-boyfriend Gus.

    And right away she finds herself in trouble.

    Facing off with a rabid killer and his group of flatulent bandits.

     

    A story about life and death, and flatulence.

     

    Captain Lou & the Flatulent Cowboys: A Short Story

     

    Buy now for $2.99 at your favourite retailer: (Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords)

     


     

  • Daniel Redfern & the Kid: A Novel

     

    001DR&tK3WebEleven years old. Clarinet playing. Chubby.

    Daniel Redfern suffers all the usual growing pains: lashings of homework, bullies. a less-than-supportive best friend. And then he discovers a runaway kid in his attic.

    Just about the last thing he needed.

    A thrilling story that shines a light on the hidden dangers of everyday life.

     

    Daniel Redfern & the Kid: A Novel

     

    Ebook available now for $5.99 at:  Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords and other e-retailers.

    Buy in paperback for $16.99 from: Amazon and other retailers.

     


     

  • Daymares: A Short Story Collection

     

    (4)DaymaresCover3WebA fantastical camping trip. In the future, a kid takes his life back. A gateway to a kingdom of monsters. Ghosts in a forbidden place.

    And a soul-seeker gets lonely.

     

     

    Daytime, never the time to doze off . . .

     

    Includes five short stories:

     

    • Here But Not Here
    • Identity is Theft
    • Alprisons
    • The Wispy Wail in the Midnight Glow
    • The Life of my Night

     

     

    Daymares: A Short Story Collection

     

     

    Ebook available now for $4.99 at: Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords and other e-retailers.

     


     

  • Didn’t Know That: A Short Story

     

     

    DidntKnowThat3WebAs the snow comes down, Ellsenoor prays for it to stick. She just wants one more day away from school.

    Is that too much to ask?

     

    A tale which explores teenage loneliness and maybe even fate.

     

    Didn’t Know That: A Short Story

     

    Buy now for $2.99 at your favourite retailer: (Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords)

     


     

  • Dust Devil: A Zak Steepleman Short Story

     

    DustDevil3WebZak Steepleman: Not your average thirteen-year-old gamer. He determines to become the greatest gamer on planet Earth.

    Only one thing stands in his way:

    His games console.

     

    Finally Zak stumbles across a truly great game . . . but will actually inhabiting the hero’s body change his mind?

     

    A body-hopping tale of destiny . . .and gentle persuasion.

     

    Dust Devil: A Zak Steepleman Short Story

     

    Buy now for $2.99 at your favourite retailer: (Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords)

     


     

  • Farewell to my Grandfather; Our Forgotten Hero: A Short Story

    GrandfatherCover3WebOut in the emptiness of space, on the World One—the last known refuge of humanity—a captain’s daughter sees to her grandfather. The one who saved them.

    And the one who will leave them behind.

     

    Because, old or young, all heroes must perish.

     

     

    A heart-wrenching story of loss, and destiny.

     

    Farewell to my Grandfather; Our Forgotten Hero: A Short Story

     

    Buy now for $2.99 at your favourite retailer: (Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords)

     


     

  • Fetch: A Short Story

     

    FetchCover3WebMikey looks forward to spending the last of his summer days with his best friend in the whole world: his dog Laika.

    But, as they play about down by the stream—an area where his parents forbid him to play—he comes across a great and terrible secret.

    A secret which he will only truly understand all too late.

     

    A tale of death and defeat.

     

    Fetch: A Short Story

     

    Buy now for $2.99 at your favourite retailer: (Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords)

     


     

  • Getting into the Game: A Zak Steepleman Short Story Collection

    Zak Steepleman: Not your average thirteen-year-old gamer. He determines to become the greatest gamer on planet Earth.

    Only one thing stands in his way:

    His games console.

     

    Hell Spawn. Fairies. Frustration. Cutting-edge gameplay.

    A hero bites back.

     

    This collection includes:

     

    •  The Gatling Gun of Hell

    •  The Whistling Kingdom

    •  Bubbling Morons

    •  GlueFoot

    •  Dust Devil

     

    Getting into the Game: A Zak Steepleman Short Story Collection

     

    Ebook available now for $4.99 at: Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords and other e-retailers.

     


     

  • GlueFoot: A Zak Steepleman Short Story

     

    GlueFoot3EReader

    Zak Steepleman: Not your average thirteen-year-old gamer. He determines to become the greatest gamer on planet Earth.
    Only one thing stands in his way:

    His games console.

     

    When Zak’s friend invites him round his house, he decides that maybe now he should let out his big secret.

     

    GlueFoot: A Zak Steepleman Short Story

     

    Buy now for $2.99 at your favourite retailer: (Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords)

     


     

  • Graveyard Club: A Short Story

     

    002GraveyardClub3WebEleanor Tinchmarsh battles her bully, Vicky, every day at school.

    One day, Vicky goes too far. She humiliates Eleanor’s best friend.

    Eleanor scolds herself for not doing anything to help her.

    To make a terrible day even worse, a strange note from some ‘Graveyard Club’ shows up in her locker.

    A fantastical story which shows friends are in the strangest of places.

    Graveyard Club: a short story

    Buy now for $2.99 at your favourite retailer:  Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords


     

  • Here but not Here: A Short Story

     

    HereButNotHereCover3WebHannah hates camping.

    Abhors it, actually.

    So when she sees a chance to escape, she grabs it with both hands.

    Only to land herself into even greater trouble.

     

     

    A light-hearted, fantastical tale which shows there’s always more beneath the surface.

     

     

    Here but not Here: A Short Story

     

    Buy now for $2.99 at your favourite retailer: (Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords)

     


     

  • I am NOT a Bicycle: A Short Story

     

    001IamNotaBicycleWebThis is a message for all of you.

    Alex suffered at the hands of the ‘cool kids.’ But she won’t suffer in silence any longer.

    So she lays out the cold, hard facts to tell the whole school exactly what really happened at that party.

    An impassioned cry against all those who mistreat and use for their own ends.

    I am NOT a Bicycle: a short story

    Buy now for $2.99 at your favourite retailer:  Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords


     

  • Identity is Theft: A Short Story

     

    IdentityisTheftCover3WebIn the none-too distant future, Shane Hillsbottom loses his identity.

    Somebody just reaches out and grabs it.

    And now it falls to him to recover it.

    Or else he will disappear without a trace.

     

    A story of the future, and the most personal robbery imaginable.

     

    Identity is Theft: A Short Story

    Buy now for $2.99 at your favourite retailer: (Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords)

     


     

  • Invite Them In: A Short Story

     

    Invite ThemInCover3WebAerius knows she’s not cut out for a career in a magical library. But what else can she do?

    And as she prepares for another Monday morning, she resigns herself to yet more failure.

    Her life’s task eluding her once more.

     

    Or, perhaps, she can hear it knocking . . . if she’d only listen hard enough.

     

    A story which deals with magic and fate.

     

    Invite Them In: A Short Story

     

    Buy now for $2.99 at your favourite retailer: (Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords)

     


     

  • Mail-Order Martian: A Short Story

     

    MailOrderMartianCover3WebThe worst thing ever.

    A terrible mistake.

    And Will wishes, more than anything, that he could take it back.

    But now it’s too late.

     

    A story of magazines . . . and Martians.

     

    Mail-Order Martian: A Short Story

     

    Ebook available now for $2.99 at: Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords and other e-retailers.

     


     

  • Mistake: A Short Story

     

    MistakeCover3WebEd Stanaforth likes being the mean kid. It comes naturally to him. So when he happens on a psychic it seems like a whole other opportunity for mayhem.

    And disaster.

     

     

    A story of honour and regret.

     

     

    Mistake: A Short Story

     

    Buy now for $2.99 at your favourite retailer: (Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords)

     


     

  • Nick’s Journey: A Short Story

     

    NicksJCover3WebWhen Nick’s brother goes away backpacking, he thinks him safe.

     

    A kid with initiative.

    A brave kid.

    A smart kid.

     

    But what if Nick’s wrong?

     

    A heart-thumping tale of pursuit and recovery.

     

    Nick’s Journey: A Short Story

     

    Buy now for $2.99 at your favourite retailer: (Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords)

     


     

     

     

  • Nobody Ever: A Short Story

     

    NobodyEverCover3WebIsla hates flying: the stifling air, the crammed-in people, and, of course, the inevitable weirdos. So, with her parents sleeping soundly, she seeks out a spare row—somewhere to stretch out and lie down.

    She never thought for a second that it might get her killed.

    Nobody Ever: A Short Story

    Buy now for $2.99 at your favourite retailer: (Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords)

     


     

  • Nobody Told Us: A Short Story Collection

    A heart-felt note. Not your everyday personal statement. Hanging out with the bad kids. Hanging out with some even worse kids . . .

    And a father and son battle evil forces

    Stories of angst, anger and friendship.

    Including the stories:

    •  I am NOT a Bicycle

    •  Why my Parents Hate me

    •  Orphans

    •  Graveyard Club

    •  Zombies are Overrated and Boring

     

    Nobody Told Us: A Short Story Collection

    Ebook available now for $4.99 at: Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords and other e-retailers.

     


     

  • Orphans: A Short Story

     

    004OrphansWebKirsty lives a solitary life, content to follow her own interests alone.

    But when the bad kids at school confront her, the ones known as the Orphans, she finds her solitude challenged.

    And her life changed forever.

    An affirming tale of one girl’s attempts to do the right thing for herself in the face of great adversity and ridicule.

    Orphans: a short story

    Buy now for $2.99 at your favourite retailer:  Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords


     

  • Other Times, Other Spaces: A Short Story Collection

     

    (5)Other Times, Other SpacesCover3WebWandering sprites. A nightmarish afterworld. A Wild-West parallel universe.

    Oddballs aplenty.

    And one big regret.

    Includes five short stories:

     

    • Let Them In
    • World Without Water
    • Captain Lou & the Flatulent Cowboys
    • The Devil is my Leopard
    • Mistake

     

    Other Times, Other Spaces: A Short Story Collection

    Ebook available now for $4.99 at:  Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Smashwords and other e-retailers.

     


     

  • Rebecca’s Party: A Daniel Redfern Short Story

     

    003RebeccasParty3WebAll through school, Rebecca plays the good girl.

    Straight As. Glowing teacher reports.

    So when all-round rebel Jackie invites her to a party she finds herself torn between maintaining her good-girl image and cutting loose to try something more adventurous.

    Because whichever choice she makes, it will surely live with her forever.

    Rebecca’s Party: a Daniel Redfern short story

    Buy now for $2.99 at your favourite retailer:  Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords


     

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