About The AUTHOR

Gary Baker was born in Ashington, Northumberland, but lives in Hartlepool, Co Durham. In his youth, he worked for 5 years as a wage/administration clerk at various nuclear power stations and later for a housing regeneration company. He volunteered for 5 years at Kyle’s Dream, doing scriptwriting / film making. He wrote a screenplay The Chair Is a Killer and a short story Schmuck but had no commissions. He is sure that people thought he was a Walter Mitty, a dreamer that will amount to nothing!

About The Book


Hartlepool Life Magazine Featured My Book

My book, Yes Son, got featured by Hartlepool Life Magazine. “A WRITER, who battled long term mental health problems and depression to publish his first-ever novel, is “proud” it is now on the shelf at his hometown library,” says the feature. [...]

I Got Interviewed on Radio Hartlepool

I appeared on our local radio station Radio Hartlepool on Thursday, 3rd February 2022. I talked about my book, Yes Son, and my mental illness to rid the stigma attached to it. [...]

Novel ‘lifetime’s dream’ for Garry

I just got featured in a news article by Hartlepool Life. This news article unfolds how I published my first ever book while battling depression. [...]



The 1st thing I thought about was I wanted to set the book in a perfect setting were nothing ever happens or goes wrong. Were most days are monotonous. Except for the mowing of pristine gardens of the stunning grade 2 listed cottages from the seventeenth century and [...]


So, today, I’ve been busy contacting agents about my screenplay of YES SON which is more or less based upon the book. Although slightly shorter. I always wanted to write a story about a ghost, an alien and a witch and so I’ve finally done it. Although it& [...]


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