Award winning playwright and author Elliott Baker was born in Jacksonville, Florida. After high school he went on to bump into as many different experiences as possible. From the University of Missouri Elliott continued on to Jacksonville University where he earned a B.A. in history. He worked as a swimming instructor in the Catskills, with an import business, on a kibbutz in the Golan Heights during the 1973 war, as an EKG technician, a retail district manager, a sandwich shop owner, and a hypnotherapist, until in 1981 he started and ran a five store costume jewelry chain for fifteen years. Sally Ann and Elliott currently live in southern New Hampshire.
In 1992 Elliott had the pleasure of seeing Gershwin’s show Crazy For You in New York City. When the orchestra began the overture, he had an epiphany. Nowhere was he more excited than seated in a theatre before the start of a show. In 1995, the decision to compose musical scores moved Elliott to apply at the BMI / Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop in New York. He was accepted as a composer/lyricist and his life took a sharp turn.
Baker has since written the book, music, and lyrics for six musicals, one of which was adapted into a play. Four musicals and the play have been published by Dramatic Publishing and Eldridge Publishing and are being produced all over the United States with previous productions in New Zealand, Portugal, England, and Canada. All of his shows have seen production. Baker is an active member of The Authors Guild and The Dramatists Guild.
In 2007 Elliott began work on a fiction series The Sun God’s Heir. An historical adventure set in the late seventeenth century, SGH has taken on a life of its own. The Sun God’s Heir: Return, book one of the trilogy, was released this past January, and book two, Rebirth will come out on April 18th, followed in July by the third and final book of the series, Redemption.
For three thousand years a hatred burns. In seventeenth century France two souls incarnate, one born the child of a prosperous merchant, the other, determined to continue a brutal incarnation begun long ago.
In ancient Egypt, there were two brothers, disciples of the pharaoh, Akhenaten. When the pharaoh died, the physician took the knowledge given and went to Greece to begin the mystery school. The general made a deal with the priests and became pharaoh. One remembers, one does not.
The year is 1671. René Gilbert’s destiny glints from the blade of a slashing rapier. The only way he can protect those he loves is to regain the power and knowledge of an ancient lifetime. From Bordeaux to Spain to Morocco, René is tested and with each turn of fate he gathers enemies and allies, slowly reclaiming the knowledge and power earned centuries ago. For three thousand years a secret sect has waited in Morocco.
After ages in darkness, Horemheb screams, “I am.” Using every dark art, he manages to maintain the life of the body he has bartered for. Only one life force in the world is powerful enough to allow him to remain within embodiment, perhaps forever. Determined to continue a reign of terror that once made the Nile run red, he grows stronger with each life taken.
The Count of Monte Cristo" meets ancient Egypt in this riveting sequel to "The Sun God’s Heir: Return."
Set during the wave tossed years of white slavery and Barbary pirates, this is the epic story of René Gilbert, a journey that defies time as he must draw on a larger awareness earned in previous lifetimes.
The plague’s dark fingers curl around Bordeaux. René must return home to save those he loves. But first he has to escape a Moroccan sultan’s clutches. In Bordeaux, an enemy waits, filled with a hatred three thousand years old. Only René can defeat this dark power, and only if he reclaims his own ancient past. In this arena, death is but the least of failure’s penalties.