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By the Stars- new release from Jessica Marie Baumgartner

By the Stars- new release from Jessica Marie Baumgartner

By the Stars Social Media CoverIf you enjoy science fiction, or just interesting fiction, you’ll enjoy By the Stars. I received a copy of By the Stars a few days ago and I’m about half way through it, even though I have been really busy and shouldn’t have taken the time to read it. Since it is on my Kindle it is harder to peek at the end the way I usually end up doing, so I’m interested to see what happens in the rest of the book.


Allie is faced with her worst nightmare as she boards a space ship that will transport her and her children from their home forever. The human population has dwindled to around 15,000 as the Earth’s become hostile. If they stay they will die.

The alien race who’s come to their rescue seem to have no concept of selfishness, but Allie has her doubts. She’s separated from her husband and left to fend for her family on her own. It’s up to her to make sure that they survive the trip across the stars.

Book Excerpt:

I used to have nightmares about this. I would wake up scream­ing as they forced me to leave. People giving up; abandoning Mother Earth. The thought alone caused my heart to race, my under arms to sweat.

Here I stand clutching my children, one on each side, as we pre­pare to be torn away from everything that’s tangible. Before me, a gargantuan structure glares from above. This beast, this ship is supposed to save humanity, or at least what’s left of it.

I’ve lived through mass devastation. It’s hardened me enough.

But leaving? It still scares me.

We have no idea what’s out there for us.

My husband has faith in the alien colony that is aiding us. They made contact just in time. Said they had revolutionized their space program and stumbled upon our signal.

I don’t know what I believe.

As the line moves forward, I pull my girls along. They stumble ahead with fright, carrying their backpacks strapped to their bodies. Our packs are the only human luggage allowed on the crowded craft. But that’s not what they’re worried about.

It’s not the new race they fear. Or even the new world. It is the missing presence of their father.

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Author bio:

Jessica is a member of The St. Louis Writer’s Guild. Her stories have been featured by Bewildering Stories, Fiction on the Web, Beyond Imagination Literary Magazine, Hellfire Crossroads, and others. She has a Paranormal Romance novelette titled Tale of Two Bookends through Cobblestone Press LLC, and a children’s book about religious diversity and acceptance titled, My Family Is Different. You check her out at

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Posted by on August 4, 2015 in Uncategorized


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Super Stitches Sewing

Have you ever read a sewing pattern or book at wondered what the stitch it mentioned using was? I know I have. Super Stitches Sewing by Nicole Vasbinder will solve this problem.  The books discusses 70 types of stitches- 50 machine stitches, and 20 hand stitches. It also tells you how to use each stitch, as well as what the stitch may also be known as, what stitches you can substitute for it, its common uses, as well as what type of foot you need for a machine stitch, what fabric, thread, and needle type you would use. There also a helpful section at the end that discusses types of hand needles, machine needles, thread, presser feet, and sewing machines. This book is an essential reference for anyone who enjoys sewing.


I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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Posted by on January 17, 2015 in Uncategorized


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A Little About Me

Hi! My name is Kaitlyn Sexton. I was born in a small town (less than 2,000 people small, thought I would clarify since I have heard some people refer to 30,00 as a small town and there’s a big difference) in southern Michigan. I grew up on the farm my family has owned since the mid-1800s. My grandparents lived across the road from us. I have been married to my husband Chad for 7 years. I am a mother of three kids, Brock (5), Jake (2), and Claire (5 months). I am a stay-at-home mom and I homeschool Brock, although with his love of numbers, I think he is teaching me sometimes. I love to bake and I believe that you can enjoy food and still be healthy. I also sew cloth diapers and other baby items, like a changing pad for the diaper bag that my kids will actually fit on, as well as quilting and cross stitch projects. I love books and and learning so I have taken a college class on about every subject there is. I’m really excited that I have a library in the house we have been remodeling and moved into a few months ago. I grew up on a farm and I married a farmer. Right now, we have pigs and steers at my in-laws because we didn’t have room for them at our old house. My husband grows corn, soybeans, and hay. When we get time to get fences built and the barns fixed, we plan to have pigs, cows, and horses. We are considering chickens, although neither of us are bird people, but we would like the eggs. I would never have thought I would do anything fitness related since I am very uncoordinated and never enjoyed sports or anything like that. I started exercising in college though and found that I actually enjoyed it. I recently completed my pre/postnatal fitness specialist certification and am working on completing my personal trainer certification. I am also currently writing blog posts for the Fertility Council and the Bible Feast Blog. I would like to write a book on the lives on pioneer women in Michigan and what it was like raising a family in that period someday, when I have more time to research without filling sippy cups of milk constantly.

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Posted by on January 5, 2015 in Uncategorized