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Writers' Guilt

Marlon Baker never really wanted to set foot on this island again, and yet business commitments bring him back to the Isle of Wight as he was invited to the Ilse of Wight Literature Festival. And he also wants to talk to his closest confidante - Richard Allenberry - before they start the next book project. But then old wounds tear open, and Marlon finds himself confronted with a past he thought he had buried in the depths of his memory ...

Next Door's Madness

Jordan Chandler feels a desire within himself that he cannot explain to himself: he wants to become one with someone he loves with all his heart. Basically a wish that is not worrying ... until, however, he finds a way to let this wish come true, in which he is prepared to break a taboo. Strange things happen in Maple Drive, and a new neighbour raises more questions than he can answer. However, this man becomes Jordan's ally and a madness takes its course that can't be stopped! All are invited for their Last Judgement!


Damian Drake calls his new book ERASED, a story based on true evtents that my life wrote. And as with Suburban Shootout or Love Parade, the young author from New Zealand opens a box in which he collects all those events from his life, and sooner or later puts them between a book cover. Damian Drake wrote ERASED at the age of 13, but only now released for publication. And in this autobiographical novel, the author again shocks his readers with the naked truth about his person. For his childhood and youth had been anything but beautiful!

Neutral Zone

In the fall of 2013, an elderly man approached Marlon Baker with the question of whether he could make a book out of his memories. Marlon receives a handwritten diary from the man who immediately captivates him. In addition to the numerous written records, there are also photos to be seen that shake him up. For Marlon Baker it is clear after a short time that he wants to make a book out of it, because in his opinion this story has to be told because it brings light into the darkness and opens the reader's eyes to what it really was like to wait for death as a teenager in a concentration camp ...

Help my son is gay

For a long time I have been carrying around with me the idea of writing this guide for concerned parents and enlightened young people, because I have always been confronted with the fact that many answers simply lie in the dark. So it was obvious to finally summon up the courage and put my research on paper. For this guide I asked about 100 homosexual teenagers aged between 12 and 18 for their opinion on how they would like to see their own family coming-out.

Isle of Wight Bedtime Stories

A collection of ten award-winning short stories by Marlon Baker for kids and grown-ups edited and compiled by his son Damian Drake. Some of the short stories are placed on the magical Isle of Wight where the author lives now. Enjoy his award-winning short stories in this great collection. More info about each story can be found in the book ...

American Diner

William Bacon is a lot of things - but not just an ordinary teenager! He longs so much for his father's attention and recognition, but one day he discovers the dark secret of his parents and does not know how to behave towards them. The loyalty within the family is put to a hard test ...

Enjoy your meal

Mr Glover runs a pizzeria called Glover's Pizza Emporium in a small town tyrannized by defiant teenagers. Shortly before closing time they come to him, because he - despite the threat of harsh punishments - also serves the teenagers alcohol. One evening another handful of teenagers besiege his shop when Mr Baker calls and orders a Pizza Supreme. Mr Baker lives far out in the woods, and Mr Glover just wants to close the store, as his pizza boy has already quit for the day anyway. But Mr Baker absolutely wants another Pizza Supreme, and Mr Glover knows exactly what that means ...


The Love Parade in Duisburg: I had been there myself at the time and wrote a book about it, because I still associate beautiful experiences with it; even if most of the people might have had a painful heart burning with this date. But I would also like to emphasize the positive aspects of this unique event and not least describe my personal impressions and experiences ...

Mila and Spellbound

Mila is everything - just no ordinary cat! And not only since she met the pitch-black tomcat Balthazar ... who turned her life upside down ... And at the latest after the night of the vampires - after Halloween - nothing is like before! Mila has now become a child of the night, always on the lookout for fresh blood ... Marlon Baker continues his award-winning short story here and accompanies Mila again a little way along her way ...


Faruk is a boy from Syria who flees alone, as he tries to keep three secrets from his friends and family. Since he doesn’t want to risk death in Syria, he takes on the long and arduous journey. Once he arrives in Germany, Faruk experiences an extraordinary adventure and meets Marlon Baker, who basically doesn’t want to know anything about the refugees. Nevertheless, they realize that they are meant for each other. Faruk also must master the pitfalls of the German authorities and can hardly hope for outside help. And even in the camp, the first hostilities take place, so that Faruk starts the flight to the front.

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