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Leah Starr Baker

Author of The Bunko Babes

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Leah Starr Baker's Bio:

Leah Starr Baker: a Christian, a wife, a mother, a born storyteller. The daughter of a minister/author, Leah wasn’t born with a silver spoon in her mouth. No instead, she was teethed on the Gospel. Living in the hill country of western Colorado until the age ten, she spent many a night listening to the early beginnings of her father’s writings. It was there that she learned the true beauty of the English language and the power of the pen. From Colorado, her family moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma and though the life of a preacher’s kid was challenging at times, Leah wore the mantel of “role model” well.

Leah had big dreams and a multitude of talents. In 1994, she found her soul mate, Douglas Baker, and they were married later that year. He, like Leah, was a dreamer and a huge supporter of her dreams. With his help, she went on to be crowned Mrs. Oklahoma 1995 and to record three demos and one entire album in Nashville, Tennessee before turning her sights entirely upon the joys of being a wife and perhaps a mother.

But life as a wife was difficult for such a spirited young woman and before long Leah was immersed in the world of politics. But the birth of two children in less than 18 months put her political aspirations on the back burner.

Never one to rest on her laurels, Leah began a real estate career when Alexandria was four and Deuce was two. After a promising start, she was stricken with an unexplainable illness. After months of testing it was discovered that she had Systemic Lupus, a chronic disease that affects the immune system. Before long, she was forced to stop working entirely. Trapped at home in a body that refused to cooperate, she turned to her forgotten love…writing.

It didn’t take much time to rekindle the flames and within three months her first novel was complete and she began work on “Bunko Babes”. Without a doubt, Leah has a promising career as a novelist ahead of her and we look forward with great anticipation to additional stories from this shooting STARR.