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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. Her writing has won 2 New Apple Awards, 2 Missouri Writer’s Guild Awards, a Summer Indie Book Award and most recently: two Bards and Sages’ Reader’s Choice Awards (Including AUTHOR OF THE YEAR). 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 sometimes writes about Pagan issues and the fun of a brain that works differently.

Publications that have featured Jessica Marie Baumgartner’s stories: 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).