Welcome to Word Nerd Scribbles, an author platform for S.G. Baker, where I bring you free flash fiction every week, book reviews bi-weekly, writing tips and author updates monthly, 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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Weekly short stories about the whimsical and the weird. Catch the Hopeful Wanderer tales here or on Twitter and Facebook.

Book Reviews

Bi-weekly reviews of the books I’m reading. Want me to review your book? Check out the contact form below.


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


The Hopeful Wanderer – Burning Roads

Someone set a field on fire with me in it. Gray smoke rolled skyward and drifted along the tilled dirt, tangling around my feet and stinging my eyes. I had picked this field to cross because nothing grew in it, so I couldn’t imagine what the fire consumed. Pulling my shirt up over my nose […]

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October Donation Request

Happy Spooktober to everyone who followed the #GrimList2020 drabbles and the spooky Hopeful Wanderer short stories this month. It was great fun to write these for you and I appreciate all the likes, comments, and follows they received! If you enjoyed these or the book review or writing advice from October, please consider leaving a […]

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#Spooktober2020 Day 30: Plague

My mouth was a weapon. One I could aim and fire at anyone. But once. Just once. Too obvious and the authorities would take me down. Shouldering my way through the crowd, I grinned at the knowing. So, so many people had gathered for our high school reunion. I hadn’t been invited, but found out […]

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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


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S.G. Baker

Author of fantasy, whimsy, and soft horror. Creator of the Hopeful Wanderer flash fiction series. Writer, game master, comic relief.

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