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

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

When his husband rests on the brink of death, Ezra breaks scientific ethics and moral codes to preserve the life they’ve built…

“Jean would have waxed poetic about the beauty of the ocean. How it’s our duty to learn as much as we can about it, that only twenty percent has been seen with human eyes. The thought sours his mood. Jean hadn’t been on a trip with him in months. It was the whole reason he was here. No breathtaking sunset in the middle of the Pacific Ocean would distract him…”

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

Novellas

Here are the current Novella releases Rue Sparks has for purchase.


Daylight Chasers

In their debut short story, Rue Sparks brings to life a modern-day fable on mortality, bravery, and acceptance.

Keenan loves his job at Daylight Chasers. With the help of proprietary technology that allows him and his partner Billy to jump time zones, he has the opportunity to guide his clients through a day that nearly never ends.

He can be charming, snarky, earnest, flirty, whatever he needs to be to put his client at ease. He can be anyone, but who he really is—a soft-spoken introvert with a need to control his surroundings.

Problem is his current client, Isabella Marquez, doesn’t seem to know what she needs. An enigma that runs hot and cold, Keenan quickly discovers that scripts and calculated acting aren’t going to help him this time. When the planned activities all start going south, Keenan wonders what is it about Isabella that tilts the world off its axis? What is it that everyone but him seems to know about the client he’s meant to guide?

Contact

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

For information on podcast or blog appearances, email rue.sparks.writes * @ * gmail.com, or submit the following contact form.

 

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