Jennifer Moreland


I am the daughter of a retired soldier and understand that the places that seem exotic to one person are just home to someone else. I try to bring this sense of visiting a friend from another culture to all of my time travel adventures.


The Spirit Men of Probao & A Brief and Naïve Portrait of Scotland
Price: Free! Words: 5,790. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Sometimes we follow the rules, and sometimes we find virtue where the rules say it could not exist. This double story selection takes readers to a place and time few remember in The Spirit Men of Probao, then turns more familiar territory in its head in A Brief and Naïve Portrait of Scotland. Tender and gut-wrenching, these short reads are part of the continuing Leaving Traces time travel series.
Leaving Traces: Treasure of the Guardos
Price: Free! Words: 8,750. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Jen gets more than she bargained for when she's trapped on a dangerous time-travel treasure hunt in the Amazon. Is her guide friend or foe? Leaving Traces is a series of complete short fiction stories chronicling the adventures and chance encounters that make up the life of a Time Traveler. Like memories, each adventure is a little different -- some have romance, others offer adventure.
Leaving Traces: The World Shall Tell
Price: Free! Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A Time Travel Memoir, Story 2 -- The World Shall Tell: When two Time Travelers cross paths during an illusive, mysterious Persian night market, the adventure becomes a lesson about the endurance of love and the bits of ourselves we leave behind. Leaving Traces is a series of complete short fiction stories chronicling the adventures and chance encounters that make up the life of a Time Traveler.
Leaving Traces: Between Time and the Stars
Price: Free! Words: 11,700. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A Time Travel Memoir, Story 1 -- Between Time and the Stars: What happens when a capable Time Traveler is pulled out of time entirely? Can she find her way home, or will she be lost somewhere between time and the stars? Leaving Traces is a series of complete short fiction stories chronicling the adventures and chance encounters that make up the life of a Time Traveler.

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Smashwords book reviews by Jennifer Moreland

  • The Battle of Chibi on June 24, 2013

    I love that this book is so welcoming to those of us with limited knowledge of Chinese history -- the "Note About Reading This Book" that starts the book is a graceful, opening door that draws all readers in, and I thought that was well done. Of course, that would be wasted if the rest of the book weren't top-notch -- but The Battle of Chibi reads like the very best combination of old world fairy tales and historical adventure stories. Anyone who remembers reading a Brothers Grimm collection knows that those tales were not the fluff conjured by the worlds "fairy tale" -- they were searing adventure stories and moralistic fables told in language that got straight to the action. The Battle of Chibi does the same, planting the reader firmly in the story but creating a sense of formal otherworldliness with careful use of words and pacing. In places, the different pieces of the work read almost like a screenplay, with conversational back-and-forth introduced with a name and a colon. In another work this might bother me, but it fit here. We are seeing action as it unfolds, and the quick exposition helped me feel the urgency. I would recommend this work to any student of history -- Chinese or not -- but also to anyone who loves a good tactical fairy tale (I assuire you there is such a thing). Hock Tjoa brings history to life in The Battle fo Chibi.
  • Pocket-sized Yarns on June 15, 2015

    Note: I received a copy of this book as part of a review group in exchange for an honest opinion. First off, it's hard to review a collection like this. So many little slices of story to savor. I found it to be nicely varied in style and subject matter. The fact that these were very, very short stories meant they had to draw the reader in quickly, but sometimes it felt like we were escorted out again a bit fast. All in all, an enjoyable collection of reads. I liked some, loved others -- exactly as a collection should be. I can't think of one I just didn't enjoy. I really wish I'd been a part of this, and as an author, that's the highest praise I can offer. Can't wait to read the next collection.