St. Louis author launches highly-anticipated science fiction novella

    St. Louis resident Jessica Marie Baumgartner is launching a highly-anticipated science fiction novella Monday, Aug. 3, with European Geeks Publishing.

    By the Stars, a space opera themed novella, will be available through Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and European Geeks Publishing websites in eBook format. The first in a trilogy, the following books will be releasing over the next two years – with a print anthology available after the release of the third and final book.

    European Geeks Publishing will be hosting a book launch party for By the Stars on Monday, Aug. 3 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. with trivia, book giveaways and more.

    The launch party will be internet based, running on the company’s Facebook page, to accommodate all of Baumgartner’s fans and is open to all who are interested in joining. The event can be found pinned to the top of European Geeks Publishing page at

    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

    About 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.

    Related Posts

    Things to do in St. Louis

    Sign Up
    HEC-TV NewsLetter

    Playing Now

    • 19:30 | Closer to Truth
    • 20:00 | HEC-TV Live
    • 21:00 | A Conversation With
    • 21:30 | HEC-TV Presents
    • 07:00 | Healing Quest