- Will Christopher Baer
Will Christopher Baer is an American author of noir fiction, often delving into sex, violence, mystery and erotica. Currently published works include Kiss Me, Judas, Penny Dreadful and Hell's Half Acre, all of which have since been published in the single volume Phineas Poe. His long-awaited fourth novel, Godspeed, was originally set to be published in 2006, but saw several delays before publisher MacAdam/Cage finally announced a release date of July 2009. The novel has since been delayed indefinitely. He shares a fan base with fellow authors Craig Clevenger and Stephen Graham Jones.
Born in Mississippi in 1966. As a child, he lived in Montreal and Italy. He attended highschool in Memphis, TN and moved on to attend Tulane University in New Orleans, LA but he soon dropped out. However, he received a B.A. at Memphis State. He then headed west in 1990 and lived in Portland & Eugene Oregon for several years. He received an MFA in 1995 from Jack Kerouac School at Naropa Institute in Boulder, CO. He has lived in California since 1996, primarily in the Bay Area and L.A.
In college, he primarily studied Shakespeare, Faulkner, and James Joyce. He has worked as a homeless counselor, taxi driver, bartender, video store clerk, screenwriter, journalist and as a college professor at Evergreen State, Olympia, WA.
Short stories of his have been published in numerous places, notably Nerve and Bomb. First of the Phineas Poe novels, Kiss Me, Judas originally published in 1999, was selected as Barnes & Noble best new voice, and was translated into five languages. Penny Dreadful was published in 2000.
He is married and has two children, one child by previous marriage. He has one brother, and his parents are still living.
- Phineas Poe (2005)
- Official site of Will Christopher Baer
- Official online community of Will Christopher Baer, Craig Clevenger and Stephen Graham Jones
- Bookslut Interview with Will Christopher Baer by Geoffrey H. Goodwin
- Italian Book Video for Kiss Me Judas
Will Christopher Baer Novels Collections
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