RI Authors Showcase – Meet Tim Baird

Welcome to the Rhode Island Authors Showcase! Each day in November, this blog will feature a different Rhode Island author. Read the post and leave a comment and you are eligible to win this day’s giveaway!

Leave a comment every day this month for over 30 chances to win either our Grand Prize (a $200 Amazon gift card), our Bonus Prize (a $100 Amazon gift card), or a Cheer-Up Prize (amount to be determined), just in time for holiday shopping!

A winner will be randomly selected one week after the publication of the blog post, and the Grand Prize and Bonus Prize winners will be randomly selected on December 7, 2021. For the daily giveaways, the author will contact you directly to coordinate delivery. Print books for delivery within the US only, please.

Tim Baird

Tim Baird is a fantasy and science fiction author based out of Central Massachusetts. He has penned the fantasy series The Dragon in the Whites, the SF novella Eggs in Two Baskets, as well as the recently released children’s bedtime story, Good Night Phobos, Good Night Deimos.

He enjoys hiking and camping in the wonderful outdoors of New England and likes to include the beautiful locations in his writing. Many of the pivotal scenes found within the Dragon in the Whites series and Eggs in Two Baskets are important locations from his past experiences.

When he’s not writing, Tim spends his days exploring the world of mechanical engineering through product development and industrial automation systems. Volunteering with children in several youth robotics programs, he is trying his hardest to avoid growing up, one robot at a time. He enjoys time at home with his wife and son, watching/reading anything Star Wars related, and spending time out in the woods of New England, looking for that next great scene in a story.

Find out more about Tim and his writing by visiting his website http://www.timbaird.us

Follow Tim on Twitter: https://twitter.com/timbairdauthor

And definitely follow him on Amazon! https://tinyurl.com/5ar9bdht

Tim has generously offered to gift a signed copy of The Dragon in the Whites and a signed copy of Good Night Phobos, Good Night Deimos to one luck winner. Just answer this question: If you found yourself lost in the woods without your cell phone, what is the first thing you would do?

But wait, there’s more! You can have your name featured as a character in one of Tim’s upcoming novels (how cool is that?) – this prize will be part of the Cheer Up You Won Something Prize drawn on December 7 – so be sure to leave a comment on each blog post for as many entries as possible!

Join us on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the CROWNE PLAZA in Warwick for the 9th Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo!

20 thoughts on “RI Authors Showcase – Meet Tim Baird

  1. I’m anxious just thinking about it! I love the woods and took many hikes during the shutdown. Not going to lie- every time I get nervous about being lost..

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  2. Tim, you’re a person close to my heart. I’ve hiked all my life and, although not an engineer, my son is one with NUWC. You’re books sound great. I’m at home in the woods, but I wondered what you meant by ‘you find yourself lost in the woods’. Did I suddenly realize I was lost? In that case I’d reverse course. Never cared much for cell phones, I’d use my compass. Or maybe I crashed in the Canadian wilderness like 13-year old Brian Robeson in Gary Paulsen’s “Hatchet”. Loved that book. If I was in the wilderness without a map, compass, or cell phone, hopefully I’d have some memory of the landscape before crashing. Sounds like a book is developing! Anyway, best of luck.

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  3. Tim, good luck with your fantasy series. Your Good Night bedtime book would be a good choice for my grandkids.
    I’m what they call ‘directionally challenged’ and my husband warned me to never go into the woods alone. As for being lost there without a phone, first thing I’d do would be to panic!!!

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  4. I would look at my compass and then go from there. My husband and I used to go camping very often when our now 2 adult children were very young. I also love to stay in a cabin in the mountains. Your books sound like great reads and the covers look very intriguing ! Very nice to meet you. Have a great weekend and stay safe.

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  5. I would never walk alone in the woods, my husband and I always kayak and take our walks together. He amazes me how he never gets lost. It is nice to be able to just relax and leave the “driving” to him! I applaud how you were involved with a youth robotics program. How great that you have given children a chance to have a hands on experience testing the waters of the future!

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  6. If I were to get lost in the woods, I might initially panic. After a few minutes, I would try to backtrack the way I came. If worse comes to worse, try to get back on the trail and find an open area where someone could try to find me. I did get off a trail once and ended up by a rough hillside. I knew this was incorrect; so, I went back the way I came. I was so relieved when I made it back to the parking lot.

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  7. I actually did get lost in the woods at the summit of Cadillac Mt. I was walking a short loop trail and made a wrong turn and ended up on a different trail. The first thing I did was panic, then I cried, then I prayed. Finally, I calmed down enough for common sense to kick in and was able to find a radio tower and the path back to the parking lot. It seems silly now, but I was really scared!
    I wish you the best in your writing career. I hope I win your book.

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  8. I would never rely on my cell phone if I was in the woods. My compass is more reliable. If I was lost in the woods the first thing I would do is make a note of my surroundings including the sky and check if there is a way to safely get to a higher point to see further.

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  9. I do live in the woods in northwest RI. First this is I would tell myself not to panic. I would in my steps and think hard to remember what I learned as a Girl Scout. Identify north and think about in which direction to head.

    Keep up those hikes and there’s no need to grow up 😉

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  10. Tim, I was on a Steve Porter chaired panel with you and Tabitha Lord during last year’s Zoom Expo. Honestly, I don’t get lost in the woods, unless I’m looking for my golf ball, and my cell phone wouldn’t help anyway. Hope to see you again, this time for real, at this year’s Expo in December.

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