I remember a
few, many, ok, eons ago, when I was in college and studying to be a nurse, I had to put in so many “required” practical hours working on different units of the hospitals. And I remember thinking how kind the patients were when asked by the instructor if they minded if they had a “student nurse” for the day to take care of them. Do you know that to this day, I still remember some of those patients, but I digress. It was because of those patients, that had the confidence in me, so that I gained the experience I needed to obtain my license.
So even though it is in different fields, I feel that I am paying it forward. When a debut author contacts me, asks if I would review their book, share sites, etc., etc., I remember those days of old. Even though I can’t read every book, I can offer them a platform to share their work with others. And today, we have such a guest stopping by. So please help me welcome Ms. Denise Baer!!
ABOUT DENISE BAER
Denise Baer wrote her novel, Net Switch, while working as a LAN Administrator and has published a poetry e-book, Sipping a Mix of Verse. She grew up on the South Side of Chicago, and recently lived in Germany, writing and traveling throughout Europe. She currently lives in Chicago learning German to prepare for another journey to Europe.
A native of the South Side of Chicago, Denise Baer is a published poet and author. She currently splits her time between the United States and Europe.
You can visit Denise at her website here.
I was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. After I graduated from Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, I worked full-time while bartending and going to college part-time. As the years past, I thought I’d never finish college, but I finally graduated from DePaul University in Chicago, IL with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
During my last trimester in college I came up with an idea for a novel. I sat down and wrote it within a matter of a few weeks…but it wasn’t an entire book, more like the core of it. It was a romance novel, and after trying to refine it, I decided to put it in a drawer and let it sleep. I continued to write, learn the craft, and read plenty of books.
In 2008, I began writing poetry, and decided to publish a poetry e-book last year, Sipping a Mix of Verse, which is a collection of poetry arranged by traditional forms and free verse.
You can visit “Sipping a Mix of Verse Book Trailer” on Youtube: http://youtu.be/RuLIB5zizoU
In 2008, I entered the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and completed a novel in a month. I was ecstatic, but I had no plans to publish it. That same year, I met the love of my life, who convinced me to publish it. In 2010, I left my IT job, moved to Germany to concentrate on editing and revising my novel. Of course, I took the opportunity to travel through Europe and find inspiration for my writings.
My debut novel, Net Switch, a dark, psychological suspense, is available on Createspace (subsidiary of Amazon) and Amazon in paperback, and Kindle and Nook.
You can visit “Net Switch Book Trailer” on Youtube: http://youtu.be/2TYUzwkgaz8
For now I am currently living in Illinois, focusing on the success of my book, and looking forward to living in Germany for a few years with the love of my life.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/DeniseBaer8
ABOUT THE BOOK
Synopsis (from the author):
“In the dead of winter, Sydney Hayes finds herself in an internet chat room in hopes of expelling her loneliness. Enchanted by a stranger, she soon finds herself caught up in an affair that spills over into her everyday life. Within a short period of time, the stranger captures her mind, her body and eventually her heart, but excitement turns to terror and Sydney must abandon the life she built in Chicago and assume a new identity.
A fragile woman in a new city, Sydney tries to put it all behind her as she makes a fresh start in Seattle, but her troubles follow her and she is running out of time. Feeling as though she has no other choice, Sydney is determined to destroy him before he destroys her—unaware that her journal holds the key.
Will she discover the secret before it’s too late?”
THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY OF DENISE BAER,
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