Sunday, June 21, 2015

Author Spotlight: Ricky Lee Baxter

Experience a new type of friendship - a new novel, with an eastern twist!

Gideon and the Crimson Samurai is a teen novel, by black British indie-author, Ricky Lee Baxter.

As we live in an age that is becoming more culturally integrated with diverse ways of life and friendships - Gideon and the Crimson Samurai is a fictional novel, made to reflect the unique kinds of relationships we have and resulting obstacles we face, together in this world.

Twelve-year-old Gideon has never felt at home within his city - only displacement, especially following the mysterious departure of his father. Life isn't kind to the young boy, and a series of unfortunate events seems to roll from bad to worse.

His life changes forever, when a foul-mouthed samurai enters his life and the two embark on a grand journey of self-discovery and brotherhood. Along their journey they will meet others from different backgrounds - each sharing a misfortune, yet with a burning desire for belonging.

Gideon and the Crimson Samurai is a unique novel, written in play format, suited for readers aged 12+, and contains relevant themes that mirror our society today. Within the first three weeks, this exciting new novel has acquired five 5 star reviews. Ricky has also appeared on various radio stations: and and attended the Purbeck Literary Festival 2015. Other interviews can be found at:

Gideon and the Crimson Samurai is a self-published work, available online at:

Ricky Baxter is an avid author and blogger, giving advice and thoughts to fellow creators from all walks of life. His most recent work is Mother Gaia, a novella also available on Kindle and audio books worldwide:

You can contact him here: or here at

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