Hey everyone, a little about me. My name is William J. Baker, and welcome to my author site. In 2023 I will publish my first novel with Media Cynics, an indy publishing company aimed at publishing aspiring authors and writers. So while I was writing my book and going through the editing process, I decided to start working on my website. The goal is when I grow my audience, they can follow me and keep up to date on what I am working on.

So far, I am doing a few things. I am writing about specific topics that interest me: philosophy, society, relationships, and everything else in between. And on top of that, I created the Complexities of Life comic series, where I poke fun at some of the most absurd parts of life. It may be funny, it may be offensive, and it may be strange. That’s life. But, hey, I live here. I didn’t create this mess.

However, I also write short stories. I also have that if you are interested in the fiction side of my writing. So enjoy the site. I hope you’ll like what I have to write. I will keep things updated with my book, so if you want to follow me for more, follow me on my social media accounts to get the whole picture.


About me and my story

My author is William J. Baker, but please call me Will. I am originally from Phoenix, Arizona, where I was born and raised most of my life. I graduated from Maryvale High School in 2007, and as soon as I graduated, I went to college in the Fall of 2007. I absolutely had no idea what I wanted to do in life, so I did what any 18-year kid did. I switched majors anytime I had some calling or inspiration.

However, the true inspiration that would soon change my life happened in 2008 when the economy collapsed, and I couldn’t find a job to save my life. I only had two options at the time I could have kept going to school or Join the military. I decided to go to school when it came time to pick classes and go full-time. The amount to pay for one semester was over $8,000, so I decided to change my mind and ran right into the arms of good ol Uncle Sam.

In 2008, I enlisted in the United States Navy as a Master-at-Arms (Basically military police). I went to Great Lakes, Il, for boot camp and got my world rocked. At the time, I was a typical millennial who was a smart-ass and highly arrogant. But those attributes were quickly washed away in boot camp. Ultimately, I graduated boot camp and became a sailor in the world’s greatest Navy (I know, cheesy as hell, keep it moving).

The military opened my eyes to life and gave me a sense of purpose. It helped me understand that life isn’t fair and that it’s up to each individual to make something of themselves. A belief I still have to this day. But it’s where I met my lovely wife Layla and traveled to various parts of the world to see people and other cultures. I was stationed in New Jersey and Bahrain and did as much as possible in my duty stations. I regrettably got out in 2013 and tried school again.

I enrolled at the University of Central Florida (UCF). I fell in love with history and decided to stick with that major (I have no regrets). I graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s in history. It was fun, and I learned a lot, but it was time to grow and see what kind of impact I could make in the world.

I tried out the corporate world first, and although I made great connections that I will always cherish, I felt unfulfilled in life and decided to do what I love, write. Now I am a full-time writer and almost done with my book. It will be published in 2023, so be sure to be on the lookout.


I think being a writer, it’s safe to say that I love to write, but I also love to read. I read around three to four books at a time, and it can be anything from Manga, comic books, and of course, novels. Down below are some of my book recommendations that had an impact on me and my upbringing.


I also love sports. I am a huge Phoenix Suns fan. For better or for worse, they are my team through and through. In fact, I love the Phoenix Suns so much that I will altogether boycott the NBA if they are out of the playoffs. But when I am not writing or watching the Phoenix Suns, I actually play basketball and play video games. I suck at NBA 2K, but I play it anyway and enjoy it, but I lose all the time.


One of my favorite hobbies is playing and studying the game of chess. It’s one of those games with a set of basic moves that can have endless outcomes. It’s a game of wit strategy and pure competition. When I was younger, I was a much better player, and I quit because, at the time, I chose to play sports instead of following through with chess. But now, I am getting back into it and playing as much as possible. I do stream on Twitch, so if you want to come to hang out and watch me make some of the worst moves in Chess, swing by and maybe even challenge me.


I also believe in taking care of myself and exercising. I don’t do anything crazy in the gym, but I love calisthenics and cardio. I love lotions, face creams, cologne, trying to look the best I can every day, and encouraging everyone else to do the same. It’s essential to feel good about yourself and do the best with what you have.


If you were wondering if I am religious, I have to say that I am not and am very much an atheist. Although, I love and accept all religious beliefs so long as they don’t infringe on anyone’s rights, freedoms, or happiness. I also have very little tolerance for sexist beliefs, racism, or anything else I miss. But other than that, I am cool with religion and love discussing the philosophy of religion.

Recommended Books

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Dune By Frank Herbert

Frankenstein by Mary Shelly

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut