Sunday, July 31, 2011

Interview with Kay Baker

What is Sentenced To Life about?
Sentenced to Life is the true story of an ex-felon who found salvation through Jesus Christ. This book is my story.  The story dwells on the challenges, problems and hardship I went through in prison and in the free world when I was finally released after almost 10 years of incarceration.  My book details some of the challenges I was able to overcome through a positive attitude and through faith in Jesus Christ.

Where is your book available?

Anna’s Books in Rocklin, CA
The Book Haven, Auburn, CA

Where did you get the idea for your book?

This book is my story, my memoirs

How did you come up with the title?

Eyewitness was my original title.  However, my editor said that the title Eyewitness was not a good fit for the book since an eyewitness is someone who saw (witnessed) an event.  I did not witness the story, I lived the story.  This was my life.  So, after discussing a couple of options we came up with this title:
The main character was sentenced to prison for 11 years but when she received Christ into her life, she sentenced her life to Christ forever.

Who designed the cover?

My publisher, Tate Publishing.

 Do you have to travel a lot for your books?

Technically, no, I did not travel to write the story,  but the story deals with my travels from one prison to another.

 When did you write your first book and how old were you?

This is my first book and I wrote it when I was 67 years old. However, I have been writing essays and articles for school papers and even local newspapers ever since I was in high school.

If your book was a movie, who would you pick to play the main characters?

I am not a very avid movie goer so I am not up-to-date with the new actresses in the movies.  However, basing on movies I have seen, notwithstanding that she does not have the right ethnicity, I would choose Whoopi Goldberg because I have watched Sister Act (both I and II) and I like the humor she brings in her acting.

Do you plan on writing sequels?

No I do not plan to write sequels but I plan to write more books. I am currently writing my second book and getting ready to interview the subject of my third book.  My books are all true stories of ordinary people who find salvation through extraordinary circumstances.

How long did it take you to complete Sentenced To Life?

I started the book in January 2009 and finished it in October 2009, ten months.

What is your favorite book?
I have two favorite series:
1.        Lost Behind series by Tim Lahaye  & Jerry Jenkins
2.       Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien

About Kay Baker:

Author Kay Baker has published her first book “Sentenced to Life” which is based on a true story, her true story.  She writes about ordinary people who find salvation through extraordinary circumstances. She speaks to groups on life issues and on topics which motivate and encourage.
Kay Baker is originally from the Philippines. She currently resides in Rocklin, California and worships at Abundant Life Fellowship church located in Roseville. She was widowed in 1999 after 34 years of marriage. She is a Pentecostal Christian.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the State University, Philippines and an Associate Degree in Construction Occupations from Central Illinois University. She is a professional with years of experience in the administrative and accounting field.

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