Profile: Jessica Marie Baumgartner

Jessica’s motto is: Adventure first, then write! When not running around exploring nature, she chases multiple versions of herself and feeds furry babies. She is also the author of The Golden RuleThe Embracing Entropy Series, My Family Is Different and more. Her writing has won 3 Bards and Sages Magazine Awards, 2 New Apple Awards, 2 Missouri Writer’s Guild Awards, and a Summer Indie Book Award. She is a current member of the Missouri Writer’s Guild, SCBWI, and works mostly with children’s stories and non-fiction, but sometimes fantasy and horror. As a dyslexic Wiccan, Jess loves all types of people, but also writes about Pagan issues and the fun of a brain that works differently.

Publications that have featured Jessica Marie Baumgartner’s stories: Kids Imagination Train Magazine, Mothers Always Write, Fantastic Tales of Terror: History’s Darkest Secrets, The RAC Magazine, Bards & Sages, Aurora Wolf, Spaceports & Spidersilk, My Wandering Uterus, Guardian Angel Kids Ezine, The Society of Misfit Stories, FrostFire Worlds, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Teachers, Outposts of Beyond, Everyday Fiction, The Lorelei Signal, Circle Magazine, Yellow Mama, The Horror Zine, The Witches’ Voice, Blood Moon Rising Magazine, Bewildering Stories, Spirit One Magazine, Fiction on the Web, Jitter Press, Down in the Dirt Magazine, Beyond Imagination Literary Magazine, Postcard Shorts, Hellfire Crossroads, and Quantum Muse (where she used to be a staff member).


Most Recently Published Book (as of June 2019)

Discover the lost supernatural stories behind some of the most famous people and events in history.

These Fantastic Tales explore the secret history that has been hidden in the shadows of the world, and even alternative histories from other worlds. Tales such as a young man seeking the secret of immortality from none other than Bela Lugosi. The tragic story of how the Titanic really sank. The horrifying lengths the people of New York city would go to raise above the Great Depression, rather in seeking fame or trying to feed the city. And many more Fantastic Tales of Terror.

Introduction by Tony Todd “The Deep Delight of Blood” by Tim Waggoner “Unpretty Monster” by Mercedes Yardley “The Tell-Tale Mind” by Kevin J. Anderson “Topsy-Turvy” by Elizabeth Massie “Ray and the Martian” by Bev Vincent “The Girl with the Death Mask” by Stephanie M. Wytovich “On a Train Bound for Home” by Christopher Golden “The Custer Files” by Richard Chizmar “Red Moon” by Michael Paul Gonzalez “The Prince of Darkness and the Showgirl” by John Palisano “The Secret Engravings” by Lisa Morton “Mutter” by Jess Landry “La Llorona” by Cullen Bunn “The London Encounter” by Vince Liaguno “Bubba Ho-Tep” by Joe R. Lansdale “Gorilla my Dreams” by Jonathan Maberry “Articles of Teleforce” by Michael Bailey “Sic Olim Tyrannis” by David Wellington “The Washingtonians” by Bentley Little “Scent of Flesh” by Jessica Marie Baumgartner “Rotoscoping Toodies” by Mort Castle “Lone Wolves” by Paul Moore “The Great Stone Face vs. the Gargoyles” by Jeff Strand “The Return of the Thin White Duke” by Neil Gaiman

Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths.

Categories:Horror Anthology Historical Fantasy Horror Short Stories Dark Fiction Anthologies & Collections Horror books Weird Tales Weird Fiction Alternative history Monsters Aliens Supernatural

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Other Work:

Bards & Sages

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The Horror Zine Fall 2015

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HELLFIRE CROSSROADS VOLUME 4: Horror Stories With a Heart

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