Hello! I’m Amy Baker – author, podcaster, freelance writer and Founder of The Riff Raff, a community for writers.
My first book is out now! “Miss-Adventures: A Tale of Ignoring Life Advice While Backpacking South America” is a travel humour memoir about my misadventures in South America, which picks apart the typical life advice doled out to women when they decide to go and do something a bit different. This is me, laughing at all the jokes in it…just think, that could be you, laughing like that. Go grab yourself a copy!
If you’re writing a book and are currently pulling out your hair wondering how on Earth people do it – check out my podcast – The Riff Raff podcast. In each episode, I chat to a debut author with a recently-published book about their tactics, writing advice and journeys to publication. There are more than 80 episodes to tuck into, featuring interviews with the likes of Adam Kay (This is Going to Hurt), Tara Westover (Educated), Stuart Turton (The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle), Alex Michaelides (The Silent Patient) and Sara Collins (The Confessions of Frannie Langton).
The Riff Raff offers mentoring for aspiring authors and we have a roster of more than 30 top-notch author mentors to work with. We also offer Manuscript Shakedowns – an in-depth analysis of your work-in-progress. You can find out more details about these services here. We also hold quarterly events in London – have a goosey here for more details and to buy tickets.
When I’m not working on my next book, my script, or The Riff Raff, I am writing about travel for the likes of Hostelworld, Expedia and Metro.
Have a look around and if you have any questions, queries, or just want to say hi – drop me a line via Twitter or via amybakerwrites [@] gmail.com.