Story Plant hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-61188-005-2

Fiction Studio Books e-book

ISBN: 978-1-61188-017-5

Publication date: March 15, 2011

297 pages

“Extraordinary…. Michael Baron has crafted a tale that is anything but mundane, full of unexpected surprises and resonant with realizations that are presented in a touching and practical manner that isn't saccharine or stereotypical. Keep writing, Michael Baron! Spinning is fine writing indeed!”

– Crystal Book Reviews

Dylan knows that he's living a shallow life right now and that at some point soon, he'll need to take things more seriously. For now, though, he's having a fabulous time. Still, he's much more open to having something more – right now – than he ever would have realized.

Spring is a little girl who flat-out loves being a little girl. Her spirit is so vibrant that not even tragedy can diminish it. She's going to need all of that spirit.


Billie is in charge of her life the way few people are. She knows what she wants, she knows what works for her, and she knows what she has time for. It never dawns on her that she might be wrong about this.

Dylan Hunter has it made. At 29, he has great friends, a huge job, all the women he can handle, and no commitments. A public relations executive, Dylan has dashed up the ladder of success by mastering the art of the spin – bending the truth to his and his clients’ needs. But when a former lover steps back into his life with a three-year-old girl by her side (no, she’s not his), Dylan suddenly finds himself in a place he can’t spin himself out of. And when Dylan unexpectedly becomes the child’s sole guardian, he finds himself to be like a circus performer trying to keep all of his spinning plates from crashing to the ground. In what seems like a blink of the eye, Dylan Hunter’s life has changed completely…whether he’s ready for it or not.

Alternately humorous and poignant, romantic and tragic, playful and dramatic, Spinning is the kind of wise, touching, emotion-packed novel readers have come to expect from Michael Baron.

“I love Michael Baron's books. He is such a storyteller! Spinning is equally amazing…. Once again, Baron has written a masterpiece!”

– Book Reviews R Us



Lou Aronica


“Michael Baron has done – yet again – an amazing job of hitting the proverbial nail on the head…. Buy this one immediately, folks.”

– The Feathered Quill

“I really liked this book. It's perfect Sunday afternoon/holiday reading - not too heavy, not too light, engaging and satisfying. If you'd like to read a love story/coming of age tale from the bloke's perspective, this is a good place to start.”
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“Michael Baron pens such soul-searching novels that are full of warmth, humor and superb characters…. A very touching and compelling story not to be missed!”
– Minding Spot


“This book promises to touch a nerve with all readers, and will leave you thinking about the character’s lives after you have finished. Another must read from Michael Baron.”
– Chick Lit Plus

“Once again, Michael Baron has developed characters with such depth that I feel like I know them. And he has created relationships that are realistic and heartwarming. If you're looking for a touching story of love and transformation, I highly recommend Spinning.”
– My Book Retreat

“This page turner, had this reader, actually able to feel the emotions the characters were experiencing. I had to keep reminding myself that this poignant book was written by a male author. Brilliant!! A novel from page one to the very last page, was full of emotion, heart wrenching and tender, funny and sad, warm with devotion and unconditional love. An engrossing read that pulls on your heartstrings and doesn't let go, even after you read the last page. Superb!!! A highly recommended must read!”
– CMash Loves to Read


Spinning has some poignant scenes that take one’s breath away, humor that sparkles, and characters that stir up a wealth of emotions…. Michael Baron, with delightful humor, exquisite description, and exceptional understanding of the emotional needs of people, makes Spinning a testament of love that gives strength and courage to overcome tragedy and meet and beat difficulties in life that seem insurmountable. His writing has a magical quality that touches one’s heart and soul…. The range of emotions Michael Baron weaves into Spinning makes it a story that lingers in the mind and heart.”
– Long and Short Reviews


“This is an absolutely charming and remarkable book…. This is a powerful story with a fabulous message of goodness and hope striving to survive and, yes, prosper even during times of forlorn sadness and despair that threatens to overwhelm even the strongest of psyches. Basically, though, it is a refreshing testament to the importance of love and the connections we make.”
– Night Owl Reviews

“Michael Baron has penned an incredible tale with Spinning…. Michael Baron writes clever, compelling books and we will all be anxiously awaiting his next gem.”
– Single Titles


Spinning is a heartwarming, emotional story about love, family, and what really matters in life.”
– Bookloons

“Baron weaves a splendid page-turner with a strong cast of characters you can’t help but get attached to…. Spinning shines with warmth, witty prose and dazzling story-telling… a story not to be missed.”
– Romancing the Book

Spinning is a wonderful, heartfelt story about how life never goes the way we plan…. Michael Baron has created another heart-warming tale that will resonate with readers of all types. A great feel-good read!”
– With a Good Book


“An exciting read with plenty of life’s lessons woven in.”
– Midwest Book Review


“This was the most incredible book. I can't begin to explain how much I enjoyed it. Mr. Baron is definitely a master at storytelling. Without being overly wordy or adding so much detail that the story gets lost, the author spins a wonderful and heartwarming and at times heart breaking tale of a love that is lost, found and changed. I found myself at times laughing and crying in the space of a few lines.”
– The Romance Studio

“There was alternately humorous and romantic, tragic, playful and dramatic 'Spinning' in this emotion-packed novel. It is the first book I have read by this author, and I really liked it.”
– Book Lust Journal

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Lou Aronica is known for the uncommon depth of emotion to his stories and the vivid realism of his characters. New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips called The Forever Year “pure pleasure from beginning to end, beautifully written and emotionally rich” and Blogcritics said that Blue was “like experiencing a lucid dream with depth and detail that play on all five senses.”