About

Writer | Artist

Artist, animator, writer, designer, professor- I’ve worn a lot of labels, but the one thing I’ve always aspired to be is simply a storyteller. I live in Noblesville, Indiana in the USA with my sweet senior support dog and still draw and paint when I’m physically able.

My published works include a self-published novella, Daylight Chasers; my short story Reset published on the podcast Stories, Fables, and Ghostly Tales; and another short story, Transdifferentiate, premiering on the podcast Prismatica in August 2020.

Interviews:

(8/7/2020) – Author Spotlight: Rue Sparks
(8/5/2020) – Let’s Clutch Up! Season 4: Rue Sparks
(7/15/2020) – Operation Awesome #20 Questions in #2020 Rue Sparks
(4/3/2020) – Spoonie Authors Podcast Episode 9: Rue Sparks

Short Stories

Here are a variety of short stories I’ve written.

Reset
August 2019

A story of life, love and the end of the world.

“The bar is the worst I’d ever stepped foot in— all rotted beams, faded ads and cracked shot glasses. But the world is ending, and I need to drown my sorrows one more time…”

You can listen to a performance of Reset by the podcast Stories Fables Ghostly Tales.

Transdifferentiate (As seen in Prismatica Magazine, Issue #11)
August 2010

You can purchase a physical copy of Prismatica Magazine, Issue #11, featuring Transdifferentiate.

Contact & FAQ

To keep updated on their progress, you can find Rue Sparks on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Will You Review My Book?

I will absolutely take a look at your book information, as I’m always looking for books to review. I only review books I think I will enjoy, so I can be somewhat picky.  (Note that I DO NOT review books that include rape. I make no exceptions to this rule.)

Keep in mind, I schedule out my reviews months in advance, so if you’d like to be featured on the site, sooner is better than later! That said, I also do Amazon, Goodreads, and Audible reviews of books that don’t show up on my site as well. 

Do You Do Blog/Social Media Tours?

Yes! I love working with authors and publishers. Again, I book out in advance, so please contact me ASAP. My blog and social media tours usually include a feature in my newsletter,  a review and author interview on my site, a 2-week feature on my site homepage, and postings to my Twitter account.

Contact Rue Sparks:

Covers

Over the years, I’ve created covers for myself as well as other authors, including the Nebula Award-winning Severna Park. Here are just a few of my favorites.

If you are interested in getting a cover commissioned, please use the contact form or email to rue.sparks.writes@gmail.com

PERSONAL COVERS

These are covers for my own books I’ve released, as well as works in progress and abandoned works.

Daylight Chasers
by Rue Sparks

Sleepwalking with Strangers (Unreleased)
by Rue Sparks

Of Gods and Metronomes (Unreleased)
by Rue Sparks

Stranger at My Door (Unreleased)
by Rue Sparks

COVERS FOR OTHER AUTHORS

These are books I’ve been commissioned to create for a variety of authors over the years.

Commencement
by Roby James

The Cure for Everything
by Severna Park

Woman Without a Shadow
by Karen Haber

Godling
by Rydre Dusks

Other Life Forms
by Julia Glassman