Story time at A Reader’s Corner

My daughters and I always have a fun day at this independent bookstore. Lots of kids and parents came out for my reading of A Home for Rosie and another Valentine-themed book. The very best part? I got a valentine from one of my sweet readers. Nothing makes my heart happier than a child who enjoys my books.

Next up, the KCTE Conference in Lexington on February 25. I’ll have a table there and all my books available. Looking forward to talking to my heroes….teachers!


Happy February & Pink T-Shirt Day!

15977887_1200510269996683_8810732445770393148_nDid you know that February 22 is Pink T-Shirt Day? This anti-bullying campaign is led by is a small, all volunteer, non-profit society in British Columbia, Canada who donate t-shirts to schools and assist in anti-bullying initiatives. A study by the Interactive Autism Network (IAN) found that 63% of 1,167 children with autism had been bullied. This month for my newsletter subscribers, we have an all new giveaway for a book about autism and bullying with an anti-bullying themed necklace to raise awareness of this issue.

This month’s newsletter giveaway:

No One Needed to Know
by D. G. Driver & an anti-bullying themed necklace

Heidi’s brother, Donald, is 16 and Autistic. She has always loved playing with him, but now she’s 11 and her life is changing. She’s embarrassed to have her brother around and tries not to tell anyone about him. High school boys bully him. When the kids at her school find out about him, she gets bullied too. It’s not fair. No one seems to understand.

But Heidi needs to understand too. She can’t change her brother, but she can change how she feels about him, and she can get people to see why her brother is special.

A perfect book for 9-13 year old readers dealing with bullying issues or to promote understanding and compassion for people with special needs.

Learn more and read an excerpt at:

ISBN: 978-0-692-82913-4

Available in print for only $6.99 at Amazon. 

Part of the Schoolwide Inc. Zing! digital (You must register for their subscription service, which gives you access to all their children’s ebooks)

If you’d like to take part in my subscriber-exclusive giveaways, sign up for my newsletter here:  You won’t get spammed with daily emails, I promise. Usually, I only send out 1-3 emails per month depending on what’s going on.

Congratulations to Gail N. for winning the January newsletter giveaway of Emma’s Dancing Day by Kimberly S. Hoffman.emma_cover

Congratulations to all the winners of the Goodreads giveaway for A Home for Rosie:

Rebecca I.
Mark M.
Ashleigh R.
Randi M.
Gayle Cappelluti 

A BIG thanks to everyone who entered. If you haven’t yet, add it to your Goodreads to-read list and grab a copy for your kiddos!


Available in paperback at these sites:


Barnes & Noble

And at these independent bookstores:

Karen’s Book Barn, Lagrange, KY

A Reader’s Corner, Louisville, KY

Ask your local bookstores to order it from Ingram (yes, they are returnable) with these ISBNs:

ISBN-10: 1938768728

ISBN-13: 978-1938768729

Win a Copy of A Home for Rosie

Goodreads Book Giveaway

A Home for Rosie by Misty Baker

A Home for Rosie

by Misty Baker

Giveaway ends January 31, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

 Enter this Goodreads giveaway for my latest children’s book, A Home for Rosie, about an older dog who needs a home. If you could share this giveaway on your social media, blogs, or anywhere else, I’d really appreciate it! It’s a very touching story that I hope will raise awareness for all the older and special needs pets who are often overlooked for adoption. 

Thank you!

Rosie’s First Review!

Thanks to Kristine Hall for this wonderful review of A Home for Rosie:


It is always such a pleasure to read and review one of Misty Baker’s books, and A Home for Rosie is no exception. Truly, I was on the verge of tears while reading this story; it is so painful at times! Baker does an excellent job of putting the reader into Rosie’s shoes and conveying Rosie’s confusion — and ultimately her despair and depression. Accompanied by the sweet, expressive illustrations by Kattarina Storost, specific emotions are definitely conveyed and heartstrings are pulled. A lot.

If other readers are like me, they will finish this book and want to go out and adopt a senior pet right away. (Parents, be prepared!) Perhaps because I have a senior animal myself (a nearly fifteen-year-old Jack Russell terrier), the story was even more heart-wrenching as I imagined our poor dog being left like Rosie. To that end, readers will enjoy and find comfort in the real-life pet adoption stories included at the end of the book.

Read the rest of the review here:

Want to bring your very own Rosie home for you and your kiddos? Adopt the beautiful paperback at these online retailers: 


Barnes & Noble

A great book for a good cause!


I’m very happy to show you guys a brand new release to an ongoing series of Christmas anthologies. Christmas Lites began six years ago, bringing together authors of all genres to write holiday-themed stories in one collection. All proceeds from the start of the series have gone to benefit the NCADV (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence). This year’s collection, Christmas Lites VI, continues that tradition. However, new to this release are a few stories written by kids as well as adults. My youngest daughter Zoe is among them! It’s her first big publication, and I’m so proud!!

You can find Christmas Lites VI in ebook and print through Amazon and Createspace. Just click the links below to get your copy. Get a few as gifts too! Your purchase will benefit families who’ve survived things most of us can’t even imagine. 100% of the profits will go directly to the NCADV. Thank you for your generosity!

CreateSpace (Buying print directly from here will provide more money for the charity!)

Santa Paws was a blast!

We had a lot of fun at the Santa Paws event on 12/3/16. My daughter Megan helped with the bake sale and watched my table when I needed a break. We sold enough books to donate a big portion of it ($75) to the Humane Society of Oldham County. Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by to buy books or chat!

The turnout was tremendous, so I hope that they raised a lot of funds over the weekend. They have land that was donated to build a bigger facility, but they need a lot of funding to be able to build it. If you can help in any way, please go to their Facebook page HERE and click “Donate” or to their website here to find other ways to help such as volunteering or supplies for their wish list.