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Title: The Red Umbrella: A Short Story
Release Date: June 28, 2014
Genre: , , ,
Pages: 32
ISBN13: 978-1534625143
ASIN: B00LD6RNUK

Paulie dreams of traveling the world, and with her red umbrella by her side she is ready to tackle anything. But when she loses her umbrella on the Paris Metro, Paulie must face the city’s streets without her trusted companion.

An eventful day and a chance encounter with a wise new friend teach Paulie what it truly means to be a world nomad.

In this exquisite and sensitive tale, Baverstock captures a young person’s wonder and embarrassment in a new country, deftly weaving humour, wisdom and a celebration of life.

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Title: The Letterbox: A Short Story
Release Date: November 14, 2014
Genre: , ,
Pages: 16
ASIN: B00PNTEX2Y

When English girl Jodie moves to her husband's home in Australia, the intense summer heat, unfamiliar culture, and mounting loneliness are compounded by an unexpected source of frustration…
…a letterbox shared with their Aunt Celia.
Tension mounts as privacy is invaded and letters are lost. Can Jodie find a solution before a family rift becomes irreparable?

A sweet, sensitive tale of learning to live in a new home, written by the author of The Red Umbrella.

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Title: Buried Jewels: A Short Story
Release Date: April 24, 2016
Genre: , ,
Pages: 9
ASIN: B01EPKHYEA

Annie is a grown woman now, past all that childish adventuring stuff, but when her cousin Henry claims to have overheard instructions to buried treasure she is forced to decide whether or not to invest her belief in one more childish adventure.

This story is also available in Baverstock’s Allsorts Volume 1

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Title: Birdsitting: A Short Story
Release Date: July 18, 2016
Genre: , ,
Pages: 11
ASIN: B01INPI2F8

At age 57, Angelina has raised two children, run a business, and survived divorce.

She believes herself a woman capable of managing any challenge.
But when her daughter leaves her pet bird in Angelina’s care before setting off for Venice, Angelina comes face to face with the one thing she’s never managed to do in her life—achieve a dream that’s been with her since childhood.

A thoughtful and uplifting short story by the author of The Red Umbrella.

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Title: Neville and the Arabian Luncheon: A Neville Hardencourt IV Novel
Series: Neville Hardencourt IV #1
Release Date: July 2017
Genre: , , ,
Pages: 250
ISBN13: 978-1545453469
ASIN: B073XTH1FT

Thirty-seven-year-old Neville Hardencourt IV lives a life of leisure in the 21st century. But his core is forged from good old-fashioned British chivalry.

Unfortunately, this chivalry doesn’t exempt him from the burdens of a disapproving mother, an overbearing brother, and a girlfriend with strong views on their future together. All three threaten to “make something of him”—a prospect any man worth his salt would find highly offensive.

With beloved roadster and devoted valet in tow, Neville must discover a way to regain some semblance of control over his life while still maintaining his chivalrous standards—a balance which may prove beyond even his finely-honed abilities.

This comedic novel, reminiscent of P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster stories, introduces the lovable hero of the Neville Hardencourt IV series.

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Title: The Guardian of Sunday Afternoons: A Short Story
Release Date: March 16, 2018
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ASIN: B07BJ236PH

Helen Summers spends every Sunday afternoon caring for small children, like little 5-year-old Peter who is intent on defying his mother's instructions.

As Helen tries to inculcate a few life lessons in her little nephew, she's reminded of the reasons why she has become the self-appointed guardian of Sunday afternoons.

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Title: Roast Chicken for Dinner: A Short Story
Release Date: Coming Soon
Genre: , ,

Angie dreams of having a baby—of holding her own warm, tiny newborn to her chest—but always wakes to the reality of being childless.

So when Angie's sister, Marjorie, invites herself and her newborn baby around for dinner at Angie's place, Angie must face her emotions head-on.

Title: The Surname Club: A Surname Club Short Story
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Release Date: Coming Soon
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Mr. Wilhelm Daniel Fahrenheit's surname causes him irritation and garners attention wherever he goes—from primary school days to now well past retirement.

Mr. Fahrenheit just wishes to be left in peace!

But when his daughter hatches a plan to force him into interacting with people, Mr. Fahrenheit might finally find understanding and friendship.

A warmhearted tale about discovering camaraderie and acceptance in unexpected places.

The cover of Earnestine, with the tagline "Finding love is difficult when you're a walrus."Title: Earnestine: A Short Story
Release Date: March 26 2018
Genre: , , ,
Pages: 32
ISBN13: 978-1985175990

Earnestine is a consummate performer.

She lives for the roar of the audience: the waves of applause crashing down upon her as she entertains them, the ebb and flow of crowds coming and going from the Las Vegas stage she calls her own.

But as her audiences dwindle and her aching loneliness increases, Earnestine searches desperately for a solution to her problems.

Only one thing stands in her way.

One unavoidable fact.

Earnestine…

…is a walrus.

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The Runaway Cover ArtTitle: The Runaway: A Short Story
Release Date: May 17, 2018
Genre: , ,
Pages: 24

When children run away to the circus, it is Seamus Harden who talks them down and gets them the help they need.

Spoilt teenagers, abused kids, Seamus sees it all.

Until one night Seamus meets a little a little girl with a perfect pink dress, perfect white socks, and a reason for running away to the circus that even Seamus has never heard before.

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Title: Five Unexpected Days: A Short Story Collection
Release Date: June 2018
Genre: , ,
Pages: 148
ISBN13: 978-1721874361
ASIN: B07DZF6LWN

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.

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Crybaby Cover ArtTitle: Crybaby: A Short Story
Release Date: Coming Soon
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