Jesse Lynn Rucilez Author Page

January 9, 2017

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Hello. My name is Jesse Lynn Rucilez, and I’m a writer from Reno, Nevada. When I’m not working, my life revolves around literature, film, and music. Hopefully, one day my passions will be the core of my existence, rather than mere recreation.

People often ask me what I write. Unfortunately, my fiction doesn’t fit into any specific genre. Thus far, I’ve written about everything from giant evil teddy bears, suicidal junkies, porn stars, and witchcraft, to living alien technology; all with a character driven, literary bent. From here on I plan to write futuristic thrillers, dystopian satire, space opera, fantasy, and superhero novels. I like to blend genres, so everything will have a touch of humor, romance, and action.

Whatever it takes to tell the best story I can.

Be warned, however, that my writing is ferocious. I won’t ever massage your brain. My intent is always to grab you by the throat and not let go until you’ve read the last line. I want to make you laugh. Make you cry. Make you love. Make you hate. Make you envy. Make you pity. Make you angry. Make you morose. I want to entertain, of course, but, most of all, I want to make you think.

That’s the power of good writing.

And if you choose to read my stories, I’ll be eternally grateful…but I will ask one favor: Please pay attention. Don’t just let your eyes skim over the words; be attentive to context and subtext, to character and motivation, theme and style. Delve deep into my world and meet me halfway, and in return I’ll promise you this:

Whether you like my writing or not, I’ll never bore you.

Thanks for reading.

JLR

 


Le Club du Mal (Novel), Erotica/Literature, 2015:

https://jlrucilez.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/le-club-du-mal-official-page/

 


Bobby’s Dream (Novel), Science Fiction/Thriller, 2015:

https://jlrucilez.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/bobbys-dream-official-page/


Evelyn Grimes (Novel), Mystery/Thriller, 2017:

https://jlrucilez.wordpress.com/2017/11/07/evelyn-grimes-official-page/


Bobby’s Fight (Novella), Action/Thriller, 2016:

https://jlrucilez.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/bobbys-fight-official-page/


Appleton’s Abode (Novella), Fantasy/Literature, 2017:

https://jlrucilez.wordpress.com/2017/09/27/appletons-abode-official-page/


Living The Nightmare (Novella), Suspense/Supernatural, 2018:

https://jlrucilez.wordpress.com/2018/03/14/living-the-nightmare-official-page/


Stark City Chronicles (Short Story Collection), 2019

https://jlrucilez.wordpress.com/2019/05/15/stark-city-chronicles-official-page/


IMGRPSYS Basic Rulebook: A complete set of rules for any tabletop RPG campaign!

https://jlrucilez.wordpress.com/2019/07/30/imgrpsys-official-page/


For a complete list of published short stories, please visit The Official Jesse Lynn Rucilez Author Resume:

https://jlrucilez.wordpress.com/2017/01/02/jesse-lynn-rucilez-author-resume/


Death’s Avenger Project:

https://deathsavenger.wordpress.com/


Molded By Reality (Non-fiction Blog):

https://moldedbyreality.wordpress.com/


Smashwords Author Interview:

https://www.smashwords.com/interview/JLRucilez


Show Support On Patreon Here:

https://www.patreon.com/jesselynnrucilez


Extended Links

View a full list of my inter-web exploits here:

https://jlrucilez.wordpress.com/2017/09/27/extended-links/

 

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Jesse Lynn Rucilez Author Resume

January 2, 2017

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Jesse Lynn Rucilez was born in Reno, Nevada. Growing up, Jesse was an avid reader of Sherlock Holmes stories and Marvel Comics. Throughout his life, Jesse has mainly worked in the security industry, both in Seattle, Washington and Reno, Nevada, and taught self-defense for several years before deciding to focus on writing. Inspired by authors such as Harlan Ellison, Stephen King, and Kurt Vonnegut, he prefers to write literary horror and science fiction, exploring what he calls “the dark side of the American Dream.”


Death of a Hacker (Mystery, 247 words), 2013, Included in The Darwin Murders e-book anthology (Editors: Candace C. Bowen/Paul De Lancey).

https://www.amazon.com/Darwin-Murders-Candace-C-Bowen-ebook/dp/B00ENQBI7Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1483100789&sr=1-1&keywords=darwin+murders


Meal of A Lifetime (Horror, 3,188 words), 2015, Empty Sink Publishing (Editor: Suanne Schafer).

http://emptysinkpublishing.com/fiction/meal-of-a-lifetime/


Epicenter (Science Fiction, 3,119 words), 2016, Empty Sink Publishing (Editor: Suanne Schafer), Pushcart Prize Nominee.

http://emptysinkpublishing.com/fiction/epicenter/

Reprint: 2018, The Rye Whiskey Review (Editor: John Patrick Robbins).

http://ryethewhiskeyreview.blogspot.com/2018/06/epicenter-by-jesse-lynn-rucilez.html


Blood & Stuffing (Fantasy, 3,561 words), 2016, Orcs Unlimited (Editor” Pat McNary). Original fiction based on The Escape From Teddy Bear Island RPG.

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/121543/Escape-from-Teddy-Bear-Island


In Spite of Her Will (Literature, 2,034 words), 2017, The Borfski Press (Editor: Shawn Hatfield).

https://theborfskipress.com/2017/06/19/issue-ii-out-now/


Lucifer In High-heels (Literature, 1,892 words), 2017, Ramingo’s Porch (Editor Mendes Biondo).

https://www.amazon.com/Ramingos-Porch-Issue/dp/0998847658/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1511617834&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Ramingo%27s+Porch

Reprint: 2018, The Dope Fiend Daily (Editor: Scot Simmons).

https://thedopefienddaily.blogspot.com/2018/08/lucifer-in-high-heels-by-jesse-rucilez.html


Delirium Tremens (Horror, 3,765 words), 2018, Anotherealm Online Literary Magazine (Editor: Gary Markette).

http://www.anotherealm.com/2018/ar120118.php


Ashes & Embers (Mystery/Fantasy, 6,630 words), 2018, Orcs Unlimited (Editor: Pat Mcnary). Original fiction based on characters and concepts from the Small Wardens RPG.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GPZTJQ2/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1534898604&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=long+tail+p.i.&dpPl=1&dpID=51zeXk5EuNL&ref=plSrch


Blurring The Edge (Literature, 4,593 words), 2018, Ramingo’s Porch (Editor: Mendes Biondo).

https://www.amazon.com/Ramingos-Porch-Issue-3/dp/1948920042


As If Nothing Ever Happened (Literature, 460 words), The Rye Whiskey Review (Editor: John Patrick Robbins).

http://ryethewhiskeyreview.blogspot.com/2018/06/as-if-nothing-ever-happened-by-jesse.html


What Came Over Her (Horror, 3,135 words), The Abyss E-zine (Editor: John Patrick Robbins).

http://theabyssmag.blogspot.com/2018/07/what-came-over-her-by-jesse-lynn-rucilez.html


Betrayal (Poem/Novel Excerpt, 262 words), The Rye Whiskey Review (Editor: John Patrick Robbins).

https://ryethewhiskeyreview.blogspot.com/2018/07/betrayal-by-jesse-lynn-rucilez.html?showComment=1532450401031#c5631415623992908573


Precious Time (Horror, 5,470 words), The Abyss E-zine (Editor: John Patrick Robbins).

https://theabyssmag.blogspot.com/2018/09/precious-time-by-jesse-lynn-rucilez.html?showComment=1535923389887#c3623231498083035760


Midnight Snack (Horror, 3,181 words), The Abyss E-zine (Editor: John Patrick Robbins).

https://theabyssmag.blogspot.com/2018/09/midnight-snack-by-jesse-lynn-rucilez_88.html


Once You Get To Know Him (Literature, 2,457 words), 2018, The Borfski Press (Editor: Shawn Hatfield).

http://www.lulu.com/shop/the-borfski-press/issue-iv/ebook/product-23848753.html


Pentecost (Literature, 2,195 words), 2018, The Rye Whiskey Review (Editor: John Patrick Robbins).

https://ryethewhiskeyreview.blogspot.com/2018/12/pentecost-by-jesse-lynn-rucilez_2.html


Equation (Flash/Science Fiction, 954 words), 2019, Idiot Free Zone (Editor: Jose Rosa).

https://www.idiotfreezone.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=837:equation&catid=87&Itemid=500


PRO-T-EN Man (Science Fiction, 4,471 words), 2019, Unlikely Stories (Editor: Jonathan Penton).

http://www.unlikelystories.org/content/pro-t-en-man

Epicenter @ Empty Sink Publishing!

December 19, 2016

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Everyone, my Pushcart nominated short story: “Epicenter,” is now available online in Empty Sink Publishing Issue #18. Read it here: http://emptysinkpublishing.com/fiction/epicenter/

Thank you,

JLR

Meal of a Lifetime @ Empty Sink Publishing!

December 14, 2015

meal-of-a-lifetimeAlright! Empty Sink Publishing’s December Issue is finally out, featuring my short story: “Meal of a Lifetime.” You can read it here:

http://emptysinkpublishing.com/fiction/meal-of-a-lifetime/

Thanks for your support!

JLR

The Jesse Lynn Rucilez Youtube Channel

September 17, 2014

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Hello, everyone:

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who’s “liked” my posts so far! It’s very much appreciated! I also wanted to invite all of my readers to check out my Youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/c/JesseLynnRucilez

I’m always adding videos, and eventually I’ll get around to posting some spoken word excerpts of my projects.

Thanks again, everybody!

–JLR

IMGRPSYS Official Page!

July 30, 2019

 

Are you a tabletop role-playing enthusiast who’s looking for something new and unique? Perhaps a bored Game Master with ideas for your own setting? Well, look no further! The Innovative Multi-Genre Role-Playing System is for YOU! Within a rank-based framework that incorporates the standard set of gaming dice, characters resolve actions through contested rolls for a dynamic, flexible, realistic, and fun gaming experience. The IMGRPSYS Basic Rules are suitable for high fantasy, steampunk, cyberpunk, space opera, superhero, horror, and any type of campaign that you and your gaming group can dream up!The future of role-playing games has arrived, and it’s called: IMGRPSYS!


Available in paperback @ https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1086229800/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i16

Available for download in the Amazon Kindle Store @ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VTLQJNS


Stark City Chronicles Promo (Video)

May 19, 2019

Hey, everyone! Here’s a promo vid for my short story collection: “Stark City Chronicles.”


Don’t forget to like, subscribe, and share.

Thanks for watching!

JLR

Stark City Chronicles Official Page!

May 15, 2019

 


Welcome to Stark City, Oregon; a place where anything can happen. Here, you’ll meet Vanna Meadows, a young nurse facing the ultimate dilemma of duty and conscience. Martin Jericho, a man whose profound grief has ensnared him in the Paranormal Offender Program. Wendy Hunicutt, a bullied teenager whose dying wish is to ruin her tormentor’s life. Gabe Lester, a troubled boy with a terrible stepfather and a set of plastic vampire teeth. All of these tales and more await inside The Stark City Chronicles. Don’t miss this eclectic and macabre collection by Jesse Lynn Rucilez, author of Bobby’s Dream and Bobby’s Fight.


Available in paperback @ https://www.amazon.com/dp/1097869970?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860


Available in digital format @ your favorite online store, including Amazon.com, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble Nook, and more: https://books2read.com/u/4DO7Y7


Promo vid:

PRO-T-EN MAN @ Unlikely Stories E-zine!

April 13, 2019

 

Hey, everyone. I’m both excited and pleased to announce that my short story: “PRO-T-EN Man,” has been published by Unlikely Stories E-zine.

Check it out: http://www.unlikelystories.org/content/pro-t-en-man

Thanks for reading.

JLR.

Equation @ Idiot Free Zone E-zine!

February 7, 2019

 

Hey, everyone! I’m excited and proud to announce that my short story: “Equation,” has been published to the eclectic and interesting Idiot Free Zone E-zine!

Check it out: https://www.idiotfreezone.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=837:equation&catid=87&Itemid=500

Thanks to everyone who continues to support my work!

JLR

My Appearance On The “Off The Wagon” Podcast!

January 5, 2019

Hey, everyone!

I had the distinct pleasure of joining my friend, John Patrick Robbins, on his podcast: “Off The Wagon.” We discussed a whole range of topics about the art of writing.

Check it out @ https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2211598919094240&id=2031362350451232&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARAQlNpDdatvhrVjC23rijlJinJBSuCp3DY0kibX1gL0Q2tkvrbBYFxRN-J7MtFjkFZoYATGllYEo00tY6pfflEScf1BkZreJrjKUhNVPbSiR80Om8FcTXm6nj9eBDNm0ouPLrjFOMBKOXphCGfIPLLJ7K1eAxTTJAulsgBa7vBBFlS1C

Thanks!

JLR

My Response To Apricity Magazine

December 27, 2018

 

In mid-July of 2018, I submitted a short story to Apricity Magazine. I didn’t receive any email confirmation, and didn’t hear back from them for five months. When I did, it was a rejection, and it came on December 24, 2018; Christmas Eve.

As any serious short story writer knows, rejections are part of the game. They’re never a welcome thing, of course, and depending on how the rest of your life is going, can often be downright depressing. And if, like me, you send out lots of submissions, then, like me, you’ve probably experienced getting more than one rejection on the same day. It’s a horrible feeling. I call it the ol’ one-two punch. So at first, this rejection didn’t bother me too much. But the more I thought about it, the more I began to realize that sending a writer a rejection on a major holiday is a terrible thing for an editor to do.

Now, here I must explain that I’m not really sentimental around the holidays. Mostly, they’re just an annoyance. But the majority of people in our society do get sentimental around Christmastime, which I’m sure includes a great many writers. I can imagine how disheartening it would be for a writer who’s looking forward to a warm and happy Christmas to get a rejection on a day like Christmas Eve. And what about those writers who’re prone to depression around the holidays for one reason or another? I know from experience how it feels to get a rejection when you’re already depressed about life. It’s terrible. So the more I thought about it, the angrier I got.

That’s why I decided to write a letter expressing my thoughts to Apricity Magazine.

At this point, I have to stress that I’m not so obtuse that I can’t see the situation from Apricity’s point of view. I’m sure the editors have been working hard to finalize the details for the next issue of their magazine, which includes the unfortunate task of sending out rejection emails to authors who’ve submitted to them. I’m further sure that they wanted to get the last of their emails sent off before Christmas, when they’d be home and spending time with their loved ones. I’m sure—at least, I hope—that they were too busy to stop and think about how authors might feel about getting rejections on Christmas Eve. And I’m equally sure that I wasn’t the only author who got one that day.

So, yes, I can understand. Editing and publishing a magazine isn’t an easy job, and sometimes to get a job done you have to be a bit coldhearted.

Still, that’s no excuse. My reasoning for saying this is, after spending months sorting through the stories, the chore of sending out rejection emails could’ve easily been put off for a couple days. All it takes is a bit of conscientiousness to stop and say, “Wait a minute. Maybe rejecting an artist’s work on Christmas Eve isn’t the best thing to do for obvious reasons.”

It would also be disingenuous of me not to admit that writing a letter to an editor after a rejection is considered very unprofessional. Some of the websites I visit when researching places to submit even have disclaimers specifically asking writers not to do that, which I can also understand. I’m sure a lot of writers out there don’t take rejection well, and probably respond with some very angry and crude messages. All of which is to say that I didn’t undertake this task lightly. I gave it some serious thought. But in the end, I decided that it had to be done.

Fellow writers of the world, I wrote this letter for all of us.


Hello, Apricity Magazine.

Earlier today, I received a rejection email from your publication regarding my short story: “Pentecost.” Unfortunately, I deleted the email, so I’m unable to respond directly to the editor. I sent that submission in July, which was five months ago. So your magazine waited FIVE MONTHS, only to reject my story on CHRISTMAS EVE?

I’ve put up with a lot of BS from publishers over the years, but this will not stand. There’s no reason why you couldn’t have waited a couple days before sending out that email. Christmas is a time when most people are spending time with family, trying to be positive about life. Many people struggle with mental health issues during this time. Authors are artists, and sensitive about their work; so sending a rejection on Christmas Eve of all days is one of the most insensitive things I can imagine a publisher doing to an author. It’s like spitting in someone’s face just before sucker punching him/her in the gut.

Now, I’m well acquainted with the harsh realities of the publishing world, blah-blah-blah. You still did an unnecessarily heartless thing. As for me, I’m a bit of a Scrooge, so make no mistake: I’m writing this letter not for me, but on behalf of all of the other writers in the world who have to tolerate this sort of treatment. It leeches the joy out of the very act of writing.

So in conclusion, allow me to say that I’ll never dream of submitting to you people ever again, and I’m going to make sure that all of my author friends—as well as everyone who subscribes to my various blogs, social media pages, content channels, etc.—know about this, and know how you treat writers.

Enough is enough, and it’s time that we authors let our voices be heard.


Luckily, there’s a happy ending here. In that five month interim, “Pentecost” was published by The Rye Whiskey Review @ https://ryethewhiskeyreview.blogspot.com/2018/12/pentecost-by-jesse-lynn-rucilez_2.html

Thanks for reading.

JLR

Pentecost @ The Rye Whiskey Review!

December 4, 2018

 

Hey, everyone! I’m excited to announce that my short story: “Pentecost,” has been published to The Rye Whiskey Review E-zine!

Check it out @ https://ryethewhiskeyreview.blogspot.com/2018/12/pentecost-by-jesse-lynn-rucilez_2.html

Thank you.

JLR

Delirium Tremens @ Anotherealm!

December 1, 2018

 

Hey, everyone! I’m excited and proud to announce that my short story: “Delirium Tremens,” has been published to Anotherealm.com!

Check it out: http://www.anotherealm.com/2018/ar120118.php

Thanks for reading.

JLR

The Borfski Press Literary Magazine Issue #4

October 28, 2018

 

Hey, everyone. I’m proud to announce that The Borfski Press Literary Magazine Issue #4, featuring my short story: “Once You Get To Know Him,” is now available for purchase @ http://www.lulu.com/shop/the-borfski-press/issue-iv/ebook/product-23848753.html

Thanks,

JLR


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