Pulitzer Prize Nominee, Baer Charlton graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in Social Anthropology. His life of global travel, multi-disciplinary adventure and meeting the memorable array of characters enriches his descriptions in his writing. He has ridden things with gears, engines and sails and made things with wood, leather and metal. He has been stitched back together more times than the average hockey team; his long-suffering wife and an assortment of cats and dogs have nursed him back to health after each surgery.
Baer knows a lot about a lot of things in this world; history runs in his veins and pours out of him at the slightest provocation. Do not ask him what you may think is a simple question unless you have the time to hear a fascinating story.
Baer monkeying around on Gibraltar
And, with a young female Gorilla (black blob to right) in Rwanda…
And, getting sprayed. Some date she turned out to be.
Baer has written on many subjects, and his slate is full of books ranging from murder, to fantasy, to a black woman passing for white in the early and mid-twentieth century. One leitmotif that holds true through all of his stories is the power and nature of relationships.
“As children, we are given the family we are born into; as adults, we can choose who is and who isn’t.
This is the way we define our universe, and even ourselves – – by the people we relate to, and how.”