Jessi Hammond


Jessi Hammond lives in regional Queensland and has been writing since she was in primary school. She likes writing stories that aren't quite what they seem...

Jessi also writes childrens' and YA fiction as Michelle Tatam.

She hopes to upload a new story every two months or so.

Where to find Jessi Hammond online

Where to buy in print


The Haunting of Castle Bowland
By Jessi Hammond
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,020. Language: Australian English. Published: April 9, 2014. Category: Fiction
To inherit a castle in Scotland from an uncle she never knew, Nori Graham must stay there for a week. Deadset easy for a tough bush girl from the Northern Territory, right? That’s what Nori thought. But that was before she met the bagpipe-playing ghost, not to mention the distant relatives who wanted the castle for their own…
Worlds Away
By Jessi Hammond
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,300. Language: Australian English. Published: February 2, 2014. Category: Fiction
Boyd and Jasmine had run away from an abusive home to live on the streets. Then one night Jasmine disappeared, leaving Boyd alone and sick and haunted by eerie music. Now, one year later, he can hear that music again, the notes sifting through the fog, and he is drawn to follow, hoping against hope he will find Jasmine again…
The Fish Tank
By Jessi Hammond
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,360. Language: Australian English. Published: February 2, 2014. Category: Fiction
Mike didn’t mind the after-hours plumbing jobs; they paid the bills, and he met some interesting people. Especially the Harrises, with their huge salt-water fish tank full of sea horses. But there was something odd about that tank, not to mention the Harris girl with her sea horse charm and her handful of salt…
Mane Beach
By Jessi Hammond
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: Australian English. Published: December 1, 2013. Category: Fiction
The Gold Coast, Australia. Home of sand, surf and… lions? Gavin’s heard the rumours of a lion loose on the Coast. But, pleasantly drunk from his buck’s night, he decides to walk home along the beach. Unfortunately his midnight stroll turns out a bit differently than he anticipated…
The Unicorn Quilt
By Jessi Hammond
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,790. Language: Australian English. Published: December 1, 2013. Category: Fiction
Years ago, Susan’s daughter disappeared. Susan blames herself – after all, she’s the one who made the quilt using the magical needle handed down from mother to daughter through the generations. Since that day, Susan has made hundreds of quilts, searching for the world where her daughter disappeared. Now, thirty years later, she thinks she’s found it…
The Giant's Sword
By Jessi Hammond
Series: The Kingdom of Kaikara, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,340. Language: Australian English. Published: October 3, 2013. Category: Fiction
Princess Siriatre has gone into hiding, taking refuge in a hidden Giant village, she lives under an assumed name, making new friends, finding her true love – and uncovering an incredible secret. But the King’s Decree against Kaikara’s magical creatures eventually reaches the village, and the King’s Guards have been ordered to kill. Can Siri save her friends, or will her life be torn apart again?
Nowhere to Go
By Jessi Hammond
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,840. Language: Australian English. Published: July 31, 2013. Category: Fiction
The Rythig have come to Earth on a diplomatic mission. But there is one member of the mission the Earthlings don't know about. And this small Rythig's very big problem could cause an intergalactic incident...
The King's Daughter
By Jessi Hammond
Series: The Kingdom of Kaikara, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2013. Category: Fiction
The Kingdom of Kaikara: 4. King Bartol of Kaikara has negotiated a peace treaty with Kaikara’s one-time enemy, Tarfor, part of which involves the marriage of his son, Prince Gareth, to the Tarfori King’s daughter. Bartol’s daughter, Princess Siriatre, has serious doubts about the treaty – but will anyone listen to her before it's too late and Kaikara's magical creatures pay the price?
The Dryad's Forest
By Jessi Hammond
Series: The Kingdom of Kaikara, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,420. Language: Australian English. Published: March 31, 2013. Category: Fiction
The Kingdom of Kaikara: 3. When Orson arrives in Woodside he discovers that the dryads who have lived in the forest for centuries are being killed by the new Provost as penalty for vandalising the town. A young dryad, Darwei, pleads for Orson’s help to save his people and clear them of the charges laid against them – and he is prepared to risk his own life to prove their innocence.
The Snowcat's Child
By Jessi Hammond
Series: The Kingdom of Kaikara, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,100. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012. Category: Fiction
The Kingdom of Kaikara: 2. Orson overhears some interesting news about the shapeshifting snowcats in the Mountains. But when he and Sotari the dragon venture into the snow-covered heights, Orson witnesses the King’s Decree against the magical creatures in action – and its devastating and heartbreaking consequences.
Staring into Space
By Jessi Hammond
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: Australian English. Published: November 1, 2012. Category: Fiction
Odds and ends of poetry, from the stark reality of war and disability, to a child's inability to sleep through the night (true story!). In these pages are true things, sad things, joyful things and just plain silly and fantastic things. Enjoy!
The Ghost of Calliope Creek
By Jessi Hammond
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Category: Fiction
Linda and her two young children are escaping an abusive marriage. Jake is dealing with the death of his wife and daughter in the only way he knows how - by immersing himself in his job as a State Emergency Services volunteer. One night of flooding rains will bring them together at Calliope Creek. And a ghost will change all their lives forever.
A Vial Night
By Jessi Hammond
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012. Category: Fiction
Long ago vampires inspired hatred and terror in mankind. But that was before the industrial age. Now, in a shrinking world, they live in close proximity to humans and have to deal with changing human attitudes and confusing technology - not to mention something even the humans dread...
The Dragon's Egg
By Jessi Hammond
Series: The Kingdom of Kaikara, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Category: Fiction
The Kingdom of Kaikara: 1. The King of Kaikara has ordered that all magical creatures be destroyed. So when Orson discovers a dragon egg and accidentally hatches it, he has to keep little Sotari a secret from his wife and her horrible family. But Sotari proves to have a secret of her own, one that will change Orson's life forever.
The Cupboard
By Jessi Hammond
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Tommy and his mother are trapped within a cycle of violence, terrorised by Tommy's stepfather. To cope, Tommy escapes into a fantasy-world in his mind, where he is a Hero and fights against the cruel Villain. Until the day Tommy's two worlds collide and Tommy makes a choice that will change his life forever... (There is no overt violence in this story.)
Uncle Tom's Ashes
By Jessi Hammond
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011. Category: Fiction
What do you do when your uncle's died and the aunts are fighting over what to do with the ashes?
Nungwarra Dreaming
By Jessi Hammond
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2011. Category: Fiction
Be careful if you disrespect a legend, for that legend may exact its own kind of retribution. This story was Highly commended in the Conflux 5 Short Story Competition, 2008
A Christmas Wish
By Jessi Hammond
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,160. Language: Australian English. Published: December 8, 2011. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Mr Anderson had been working as Santa at the shopping centre for years. But this Christmas he's been asked to fulfil a young boy's very special wish, something much more important than the latest toy...

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