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Gila Ridge student author has book published

Daisy Baker is a junior at Gila Ridge High School, but she is already a published author.

Baker, who is on track to graduate early, authored the book, “Letters to my Master,” which was published on Aug. 26, 2018. It is available on Amazon.com in digital format and paperback.

“Over the course of two years I wrote a collection of letters and poems written to one person in an on-again off-again relationship,” said Baker. “I am hoping to encourage and show people that they are not alone and provide insight into the minds of the victims.”

Amazon described Baker’s work as exploring the twisted love of an abuser and victim, of a love so twisted and obsessive it leaves the reader wondering just how much one person will pay for the approval of their idol. How much can one person give? How much can they bear before they break, and when they do break, can they ever be put back together?

GRHS Guidance Counselor Danny Marron has taken much pride in the growth and hard work of Baker as not only a student, but a person as well.

“Daisy Baker is an amazing student,” Marron said. “As a high school counselor and college professor for the past 17 years I can't say I've ever had a published author as a student. Daisy has pushed her academic limits every year. As a junior Daisy will be graduating early to get a jump start on college, which I know she will be successful”.

Baker hopes to use her platform to become an advocate for healthy relationships and for those suffering from mental illnesses and substance abuse.

“During the process of writing this, I believe it has definitely helped me see how far I have personally come,” said Baker, “and it has encouraged me to never go back to those parts of my past.”

James Kuzniak
jkuzniak@yumaunion.org