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

 


 

  • 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

     

    Buy now for $4.99 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

    Buy now for $7.99 at your favourite retailer:  Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords


     

  • 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)

     


     

  • GlueFoot: A Zak Steepleman Short Story

     

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    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


     

  • 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


     

  • 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)

     


     

  • 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


     

  • 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


     

  • Rhys’s Friend: A Daniel Redfern Short Story

     

    004RhysFriend3WebRhys spent primary school just getting through the days.

    But now, at secondary school, he finds himself desperate to make friends on his first day.

    But will he succeed when all his old schoolmates conspire to ruin it for him?

    A hopeful story that proves making friends is never easy.

    Rhys’s Friend: a Daniel Redfern short story

     

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


     

  • Riding Down the Rigid Mile: A Novel

     

    001RidingDowntheRigidMile3WebAndrew Drake fights his school. He fights his friends.

     

    But, most of all, he fights himself.

     

    And when a foe goes missing, no one has any doubt who to blame.

     

    Except for Andrew himself.

     

    A tale of denial, deception . . . and, above all else, revenge.

     

    Riding Down the Rigid Mile: A Novel

     

    Buy now for $7.99 at your favourite retailer: (Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords)


  • Short Stories — Volume One

     

    005ShortStoriesVolOneWebA 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

    Short Stories Volume One

    Buy now for $4.99 at your favourite retailer:  Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords


     

  • The Fight: A Daniel Redfern Short Story

     

    002TheFight3WebFed up of Henry ‘Haz’ Tailor, Piers picks his dad’s brains for how to deal with him.

    So that, next time, Piers will have a real surprise for him.

    Little does Haz know that Piers’s dad loves boxing. And he won’t allow his son to fail.

    An unconventional father-son story which blurs the line between right and wrong.

    The Fight: a Daniel Redfern short story

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


     

  • The Gatling Gun of Hell: A Zak Steepleman Short Story

     

    001Gatling3WebZak 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.

    Because, as Zak fires off on a speed-run of They Came from Hell!! 2, he realises that his games console holds the key to a whole other realm.

    The Gatling Gun of Hell: a Zak Steepleman short story

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


     

  • The Whistling Kingdom: A Zak Steepleman Short Story

     

    002Whistling3WebZak 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.

    No longer can Zak put off that tedious-looking fantasy game. But perhaps he can make the experience more immersive if he goes to the actual Whistling Kingdom.

    The Whistling Kingdom: a Zak Steepleman short story

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


     

  • Why My Parents Hate Me: A Short Story

     

    003WhyMyParentsHateMeWebSick and tired of all the crap that comes with applying for schools, Simon Pearson sets out to write a very different kind of personal statement.

    He hopes, then, maybe, they’ll see him for who he truly is.

    A different kind of rebel: an individual.

    A reasoned account that tries for honesty where all else will surely fail.

    Why My Parents Hate Me: a short story

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


     

  • Zak Steepleman Short Stories: Volume One

     

    ZakSteepCol13WebZak 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

     

    Zak Steepleman Short Stories: Volume One

     

    Buy now for $4.99 at your favourite retailer: (Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords)

     


     

  • Zombies are Overrated and Boring: a Short Story

     

    004Zombies3WebIn a post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested world, Jake battles for survival every day of his life.

    Accustomed to life on a knife edge, he knows that someday he will get cut.

    . . . But what if that someday comes today?

    A moving father-son story set at the end of the world.

    Zombies are Overrated and Boring: a short story

     

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


     

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