Wilson Baker, Jr.
Wil brings much of the global world into his stories. From his years with WorldSpace and over twenty years of military service, he has worked and lived on four continents, traveling throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The flavor of his books comes directly from what he has experienced in making his career, sitting at an outside café drinking tea in Karachi, Pakistan or parachuting from a military aircraft onto a drop zone. Wil’s style of storytelling provides the details to his readers in a way that will force them to question what is real and what is fiction.
He holds an MBA, from the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mathematics from Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland and Quality Assurance and Software Testing Certifications from Carnegie Mellon University. Wil is a Certified Master Project Manager, MPM, from the American Academy of Project Management.
When asked, “Of the novels you have written, which one is your favorite? Wil smiles as he answers: "The next story I write will be my favorite."
Wil is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and now makes his home in Windsor Mill, Maryland.
Wilson Baker, Jr.
a.k.a. W.G. Goldstein
Wilson Baker, Jr., Storyteller
Wilson Baker, Jr. (Wil), wrote his first novel, Class Reunion in 1999. After Class Reunion, he completed The Roommate. The Roommate continued with the development of Wil’s principle protagonist, Wallace C. Barker (WC). Classmate quickly followed The Roommate. In Classmate Barker or WC was still one step behind the Number Assassin. The fourth in the Wallace C. Barker series is Searching for a Star.
Wil brings an arsenal of skills and experience to his stories. Having over twenty years in technology related jobs in the private and government sectors.
He worked at NASA in Greenbelt, Maryland with Computer Sciences Corporation, also with UNISYS Corporation and at WorldSpace Digital Satellite Corporation where he held the position of Senior Vice President and was over the company's Global Sales Government Division.
Wil served in the U.S. Army, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He has teaching credentials from the State of California. He taught in the California Community College System, at Howard University, Washington, DC and at Baltimore City Community College, Baltimore, Maryland.