Jessica Baverstock

Biography

Jessica Baverstock has been a storyteller since she learned how to talk, and dreamed of becoming a writer from the day she first saw a typewriter at age 3. She writes an eclectic mix of endearing stories, crossing from science-fiction to historical fiction and everything in between.

She is an Australian author and blogger. In her early twenties she moved to China. Now she lives in the South West of Australia with her husband and a modest book collection. When she's not busy working on her next story or globetrotting across oceans, she's usually curled up watching a good movie.

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Books

Baverstock's Allsorts Volume 2: A Short Story Collection
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,800. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
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. This heartwarming collection with bring a tear to the eye, but leave you with a smile on your face.
Five Unexpected Days: A Collection of Short Stories
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,140. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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.
High Sabbath: A Western Short Story
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,550. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Western
Eleazar Hollis stands behind his makeshift pulpit every Sunday in the tiny mining town of Devil Springs. The constantly empty pews suit him just fine, since he is not the minister he claims to be. But when two Chinese men rush into his church asking for asylum, the secrets revealed will put his life and theirs in jeopardy.
The Covent Garden Cafe: A Short Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,540. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On dreary autumn evenings, Celeste wanders the streets of London, always returning to stare at the brightly lit cafe above Covent Garden. She imagines great minds like H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, and John Wyndham gather there to discuss fascinating subjects long into the night. When she faces a major life question, Celeste searches out Wells, Verne, and Wyndham hoping they hold the answer she seeks.
The Runaway: A Short Story
Price: $1.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 3,570. Language: Australian English. Published: May 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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.
The Surname Club: A Surname Club Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Mr. Fahrenheit's surname causes him irritation and garners attention wherever he goes—from primary school days to now well past retirement. He 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 in unexpected places.
Roast Chicken for Dinner: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,890. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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.
Pie!: A Short but Yummy Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,470. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Brandon loves pie. Especially apple and blueberry pie. The problem is, Brandon isn't allowed pie for a whole week when he gets detention at school. A bigger problem is that the kids at school are so annoying Brandon can't help getting detention. But for pie, he'll give anything a go.
Lines: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Heather Patterson sees her life as a series of intersecting lines: her husband was incompatibly perpendicular and her son is diverging from her future plans even as her aging father is looping back into her life in need of care. But what Heather really wants is to find someone whose life and tastes will converge with hers. Can she fine a parallel love?
Kidnapping with Scruples: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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...
Earnestine: A Short Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,230. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Earnestine lives for the roar of the audience and 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.
The Guardian of Sunday Afternoons: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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.
Baverstock's Allsorts Volume 1, Second Edition: A Short Story Collection
Price: $4.99 $3.74 USD. (25% off!) Words: 35,860. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Now with more than double the stories, this second edition of Volume 1 contains an eclectic collection of twenty-one short-short pieces. This collection 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.
Neville and the Arabian Luncheon: A Neville Hardencourt IV Novel
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,010. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Neville Hardencourt IV lives a life of leisure in the 21st century. But his core is forged from old-fashioned British chivalry. Unfortunately, this doesn’t exempt him from the trials of a disapproving mother, an overbearing brother, and a girlfriend with strong views on their future together. With beloved roadster and devoted valet in tow, Neville must discover a way to regain control of his life.
Birdsitting: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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.
Baverstock's Allsorts Volume 1: A Short Story Collection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,320. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This eclectic collection of eight short-short pieces crosses from gritty science-fiction to heartwarming poetry, showcasing the versatility, imagination, comic wit, and pathos of author Jessica Baverstock. The perfect companion to an afternoon tea break or a morning commute, this collection will tickle your funny bone and tug at your heartstrings.
City of Mist: A Cities of Power Novel
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,650. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Catapulted from poverty to wealth after an assassination, Sahri the Unswerving embraces her new life of security and comfort. But her husband's first act as Decision Maker threatens to plunge their household into financial ruin. In order to protect her unborn child’s future and inheritance, Sahri must learn the ways of Sanctum’s elite while finding a way to circumvent her husband’s plan.
The Clipper Home: A Romance Novella
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,890. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: May 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
After the unexpected death of her father, Miss Ann Wainfleet must find the quickest way to transport her mother, younger sister, and herself from the shores of Foochow, China back to London. Once aboard the Sea Harpy, Ann soon realises that life and romance aboard a sailing ship is more dangerous and unpredictable than anything she has previously encountered.
The Red Umbrella: A Short Story
Price: $2.99 $1.50 USD. (50% off!) Words: 7,110. Language: Australian English. Published: May 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Inspirational
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.
The Letterbox: A Short Story
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,310. Language: Australian English. Published: May 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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?
The Stone Trader: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Stone Trader trades in many things, but rocks are his specialty. He thinks himself an expert on the subject until two strange women claim to have found a rock like no other. It is a hoax or could it be the most extraordinary discovery humankind has ever made?
Buried Jewels: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,420. Language: Australian English. Published: May 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
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.

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