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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: 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: The Guardian of Sunday Afternoons: A Short Story
Release Date: Coming Soon
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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.

Title: Kidnapping With Scruples: A Short Story
Release Date: Coming Soon
Genre: , ,

Financial downturns affect all walks of life.

Even the criminal underworld.

Gary and Horace believe they've come up with a way to make the act of kidnapping a pleasant experience for all involved. Including, and especially, the kidnapee.

The problem is, Stephanie Monroe might be completely the wrong person to kidnap...

Title: Lines: A Romantic Short Story
Release Date: Coming Soon
Genre: , ,

Heather Patterson has lived a live of converging and diverging lines.

Her husband had been incompatibly perpendicular, merely crossing her life temporarily on his way to 'better things.'

Her teenage son is gradually drifting away from her as he heads for adulthood.

And her father has completed the arc of sending her off into the world and then welcoming her back to his home in need of care.

Is it too much to expect that someone with matching tastes could converge with Heather's own continually straight line?

Can she find a parallel love?

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 is forced to face her emotions head-on.