Julia Averbeck


I love to read and I also love to write, when I get this feeling to put my thoughts and emotions into words.

I'm not a professional writer although I sometimes dream to be one. Most of the time I write short stories but maybe I have enough ideas someday to write a real novel.

English is my second language and writing stories really helps me to improve my skills. So, please tell me if you find any mistakes in my stories.

You can join me on my Facebook page and leave comments or have a chat with me (link below).

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing as a child when I wrote Fan Fictions to continue the stories of books I read.
How do you approach cover design?
I normally picture how a cover should look like in my head while I write the book. I take tons of pictures, so I use my own pictures for my book covers. Then I just play around with effects and fonts and when I'm happy, I use the final picture as my cover.
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Where to find Julia Averbeck online


At the End of the Bar
Price: Free! Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2014. Categories: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
"At the End of the Bar" is a short play in four acts which tells the story of Joel and his second home "The Sleeping Bear".
Like a Bunch of Flowers
Price: Free! Words: 1,880. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Poems are a bit like flowers. Either you like them or you don’t but they always let you feel something when you read them.
Searching for Christmas
Price: Free! Words: 13,230. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
What is Christmas? This question is the beginning of a great adventure for the little bear and his friends. Will they find the answer? An advent calendar book with one story each day until Christmas.
Being dead isn't always so bad
Price: Free! Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012. Categories: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Plays » Women Authors
Why is there a dead man in Felicity's and Maude's living room and how can a cat help to solve the case?
Price: Free! Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Have you ever thought about fruits? Now you can read about them. "February" is a collection of 29 drabbles inspired by fruits. One story for every day in February.
Different kinds of Death
Price: Free! Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Death is a part of our life and it can have so many different faces. Sometimes it can be funny, like Death in the Discworld novels, it can be scary but most of the times it is sad.
Price: Free! Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
What happens when you draw a word every day in September and let it inspire you to write a story with exactly 100 words? You will find out when you read this book.
Friendships hurt
Price: Free! Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Meet Mary-Ann Maloni and find out why she thinks a close friendship with a guy is not possible. A short read for in between. (~1200 words)
In my dream
Price: Free! Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
In my dream is a collection of five very short but also very different short stories which I have written over the last couple of years.
This Summer
Price: Free! Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Sarah goes on leave with her friends but she didn't expect to find love during her holidays.
7 reasons to fall in love with Stockholm
Price: Free! Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
In 2010 I lived in Stockholm for half a year and got to know it a bit better. Now I want to tell you something about the reasons why I fell in love with this beautiful city.
Dreams of Love and Loneliness
Price: Free! Words: 1,190. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
This is a collection of poems about dreams, love and loneliness.

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Smashwords book reviews by Julia Averbeck

  • Bob Moore: No Hero on June 26, 2011

    I really liked this book. The story with a "normal" PI in a world of superheroes was great and very well written.
  • I Witch: The Powers of the Blood and the Heart on July 20, 2011

    The book is not bad but it is a bit confusing sometimes. It is definitely another way to tell a story but I think it can be improved.
  • Resurrection on Aug. 23, 2011

    A really great story and I loved the characters. The question marks in the sentences were a bit disturbing.
  • The Writer on Aug. 24, 2011

    Great book. The characters and plot were well written. I really enjoyed reading it.
  • The Vampire Across the Hall on Aug. 25, 2011

    I really liked the first part of this series. Nice read for inbetween.
  • The Vampire Across the Hall-2. The Murmuring Lift on Aug. 30, 2011

    I liked the first a bit more but it was a nice read.
  • The Vampire Across the Hall-3. The Exchange on Aug. 30, 2011

    Great. I want to read more about Madden and Daisi. Can't wait.
  • The Mating: The Original Law of the Lycans Story on Nov. 05, 2011

    I really liked this book. Sometimes I just wanted to shake some of the characters because it was so obvious that the "bad guys" had planned something and they just didn't see but I guess that's normal. I'm reading the second book right now.
  • The Keeping on Nov. 13, 2011

    I really liked the second part of this series too but I sometimes thought the parts with Kane and the rest of the pack were a bit distracting. First I thought the guy who was looking for Kane could be his or Melody's father or something like that.
  • The Finding on Nov. 27, 2011

    I really enjoyed this book and I think the transitions between the different character viewpionts were smoother than in th last book. I am looking forward to read more.
  • Daughter of Time on Feb. 23, 2012

    A great book even without a happy ending. The characters are well written and I liked the time travelling element in it.
  • The Unfinished Song: Initiate on May 29, 2012

    The book really feels like a fairytale and it was fun to read it. Sometimes it's a bit hard to read because of the different viewpoints but when you know who the characters are, it gets easier. A great first part of the series.