Two New Short Story Collections Released

The big news this month is that I’ve released two new short story collections! One is the next volume of the Baverstock’s Allsorts series with eleven short stories inside. The other is a genre-specific collection called Five Unexpected Days with five short stories in it. If you’re purchasing the Baverstock’s Allsorts series, then you’ll already have the stories from Five Unexpected Days, but if you’re just interested into some heartwarming literary stories, then check out the Five Unexpected Days collection.

A circus runaway who wants to be an accountant,
a hostage in a crisis call center,
and a walrus in search of love.

These are just three of the stories in the second volume of Baverstock’s Allsorts, covering genres from science-fiction to romance and plenty in between.

Lovers of heartfelt storytelling will enjoy these eleven stories, all bound together by a central theme: the discovery of identity—be it a character’s true name and history or simply the moment a hidden need or wish is first discovered.

As always, Baverstock traverses the emotions, from the depths of grief to the heights of humor. This heartwarming collection with bring a tear to the eye, but leave you with a smile on your face.

To get your own copy, in e-book or paperback, go to Amazon, Kobo, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, or other stores.

The surprise occurrence of February 30th.

The loss of a favorite umbrella.

The sudden arrival of a tiny circus runaway.

Each of these unexpected events propel a different character into their own sweet, gentle tale, which finds its heartwarming conclusion in less than twenty-four hours.

This short story collection features a total of five moving tales, each revealing the moments that make us human and how our interactions with those around us can enhance and enrich our lives.

To get your own copy, in e-book or paperback, go to Amazon, Kobo, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, or other stores.

If you’d like to be kept up-to-date on my releases, you’re welcome to sign up to my fan list.

Get Three of My Books on Sale Before July 31st

I’ve been most remiss in letting you guys know about a sale that’s happening on Smashwords with my titles. Below are the details of which titles are involved and the discounts that are applied. There are heaps of other titles on Smashwords which are also involved in this sale so head over and take a look!

Get these deals before the end of July 31st.

The Runaway Cover Art

The Runaway

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100% OFF

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The Red Umbrella

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50% OFF

Get this title at Smashwords for $1.50 USD

Baverstock’s Allsorts Volume 1, Second Edition

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25% OFF

Get this title at Smashwords for $3.74 USD

“Baverstock’s Allsorts Volume 1, Second Edition” Released!

I have finally managed to re-release the first volume of Baverstock’s Allsorts, this time with more than double the stories!

The first version only had nine short pieces in it and was really too short to be a respectable paperback for the beginning of a series. So I went back and gathered together all my early short stories and packaged them up in a second edition which is now also available as a 190 page paperback.

I’ll be releasing a number of the short stories in this volume as stand-alone e-books over the coming weeks and will announce each here on the blog.

A trader on a distant planet discovers an impossible stone, an entirely pleasant kidnapping goes awry, and a young woman learns what it means to be a world nomad.

Now with more than double the stories, this second edition of Volume 1 contains an eclectic collection of twenty-one short-short pieces.

Showcasing the versatility, imagination, comic wit, and pathos of author Jessica Baverstock, this perfect companion to an afternoon tea break or a morning commute will tickle your funny bone and tug at your heartstrings.

Baverstock’s Allsorts Volume 1 draws together science-fiction, period fiction, comedy, poetry, romance, literary fiction, a children’s story, and even a newspaper article with a twist in a collection that has something for everyone.

To get your own copy, in e-book or paperback, go to Amazon, Kobo, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, or other stores.

If you’d like to be kept up-to-date on my releases, you’re welcome to sign up to my fan list.

My Upcoming Titles for Early 2018

Thanks to the stresses and sudden figurative tumbles of life, I am way behind in keeping up with my publishing news! Below is a glimpse at the cover art for some releases which are coming soon. The paper proofs for the second edition of Baverstock’s Allsorts Volume 1 and Earnestine are winging their way to me at this very moment so hopefully I’ll have them up for purchase soon and will be updating things here.

All the titles are short stories, except for Baverstock’s Allsorts Volume 1, which is a re-release of the short story collection volume with more short stories than the first edition. I’ll provide more information about all the releases when they’re available for purchase.

Covers for Baverstock's Allsorts Volume 1, The Guardian of Sunday Afternoons, Kidnapping with Scruples, Lines, Pie!, Roast Chicken for Dinner, The Surname Club, and Earnestine.


The Clean Reads List

I’ve added a new page to my site called The Clean Reads List. It’s tucked away under About Jessica on the menu bar above (which, granted, isn’t the most intuitive place to put it, but I couldn’t think where else it would fit).

That list mentions three other authors I know personally who also write stories along similar lines to the ones I do. If you like my work, then you might like theirs too.

I intend to gradually add to the list as time passes, and I will notify you all here when I add a name.

So pop over there and take a look at the list as it currently stands.

Welcome to My Blog

Hi everyone,

I’m in the process of updating my website. The process is almost complete.

I’m also preparing my latest novel, Neville and the Arabian Luncheon, for release. I’ll have more information on that soon.

Thank you for your patience.