Ordinary Souls by J.S. Bailey


From the author’s website: “Sixteen ordinary souls. Sixteen not-so-ordinary tales.

“Ordinary Souls is an anthology about ordinary people. This new collection from J. S. Bailey features an archaeologist in the future who meets a resurrected woman from long ago, a spaceship crew stranded on a distant world, a wealthy divorcee whose love of antiques turns her life into a living nightmare, and much more.

“Featuring nine new stories and seven previously-published stories including ‘Vapors’ and ‘Weary Traveler,’ which appear in print for the first time.”

Thought-provoking, intriguing, at times creepy, but always fascinating, J.S. Bailey’s collection of short stories is quite the read. Through these sixteen stories, we are taken to relatively normal places with more than normal (okay, we’ll call them what they are – paranormal) matters. She’s done a magnificent job of taking those simple things we overlook every day – from mirrors to abandoned houses to drivers’ licenses to pizza – and built beautifully weird stories around them. These are the type of stories I so enjoy: unusual, interesting takes on the mundane that make you stop and think, “What if?”

If you’re a short story fan, I’d recommend you pick up a copy of Ordinary Souls. It is available for pre-order now through Amazon (click here!) and will release October 15th in softcover and ebook formats.

Many thanks to Blue Harvest Creative for the free copy of this ebook for review purposes. I was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my very own! 🙂



I was lucky to get a chance to meet J.S. Bailey at the RealmMakers Conference at Villanova University in July. I snapped this picture of J.S. and her husband (or as I know them, the TARDIS and the Ninth Doctor…) at the awards night banquet. She’s a wonderful lady, who very graciously signed my copy of Rage’s Echo for me!! Thanks, J.S.!


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