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 Rule, The Embracing Entropy Series, My Family Is Different and more. She is a current member of the Missouri Writer’s Guild, SCBWI, and works as a columnist for LitReactor and assistant editor for Me First Magazine.
She loves writing all kinds of stories but focuses mainly on adult non-fiction, children’s, and speculative fiction. As a dyslexic Pagan, Jess loves all types of people, but also writes about spiritual issues and the fun of a brain that works differently.
Her writing has won:
2018 Bards & Sages Author of the Year Award
2018 3rd Place Missouri Writer’s Guild Children’s Book Award for, The Golden Rule
2018 3rd Place Missouri Writer’s Guild Short Story Award for, English Escape
2018 3rd Place Bards & Sages Short Fiction Award for, By the Stars
2018 Story of the Year Bards & Sages Award for, Gold Bands
2018 New Apple Award’s Best Spiritual Book of the year for, The Golden Rule
2017 New Apple Award’s Children’s Spiritual Ebook of the year for, The Golden Rule
2016 2nd place in the Summer Indie Book Awards for Best Sci-Fi Book, By the Stars
Publications that have featured Jessica Marie Baumgartner’s stories: New Spirit Journal, Alban Lake Publishing, Witchology Magazine, LitReactor, Buddy Lit Zine, The St. Louis Post Dispatch, Kids Imagination Train Magazine, Mothers Always Write, It’s Alive: Bringing Your Nightmares to Life, 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 and The St. Louis Examiner (where she used to be a staff member).