Rusty Fischer

Biography

Rusty Fischer is the author of over a dozen YA paranormal novels, including Zombies Don’t Cry, Zombies Don’t Forgive, Vamplayers and Ushers, Inc. Visit him at www.rushingtheseason.com to learn more and read tons of FREE holiday stories, movie reviews, viewing guides and poems... All. Year. Long!

Where to find Rusty Fischer online


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Books

Merry Mocha
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,250. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014 by Secret Cravings Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Mona Madison is stuck, stranded with her future ex-boyfriend at his family estate in tiny Noel, North Carolina. From her choice of attire to his mother’s judgmental scorn, everything has gone wrong, it’s clear the relationship is over and now she’s merely going through the motions before she can break up before the New Year.
Kid Pumpkin: A "Creeperz" Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
It’s Halloween in Nightshade, North Carolina, and this year for Show and Tell the kid everyone calls “Froggy” has a surprise in store for his classmates. It’s a homemade doll he calls “Kid Pumpkin,” but there’s nothing sweet or innocent about this toy. It’s out for blood, and it knows just who it wants… This 1,944-word middle grade short story is 11 pages long.
Little Birds: A "Creeperz" Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 1,940. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
Every Halloween Bobby Jenkins and his best friend, Nathan, would fill their pockets full of rocks and go down to Coffin Lake and toss them at the crows that flocked there each year. But this year, Nathan is gone… and so are the crows. And Bobby Jenkins is about to find out what happens when “little birds” get BIG revenge! This 1,944-word middle grade short story is 11 pages long.
Creeperz: Five Terrifying Tales
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Price: Free! Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
A boy who turns into candy after shoplifting his Halloween treats. A girl who wakes up one morning to discover that her wish has come true… and it’s Halloween EVERY day! These are just some of the short, spooky stories that make up my new middle grade anthology, Creeperz: 5 Terrifying Tales. This 8,250-word middle grade short story collection is 44 pages long.
Home for Christmas: A YA Zombie Story
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Price: Free! Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
It’s Christmas Eve but Tanner doesn’t know it yet. Nor does her buddy, Scrim. That’s because they’re both zombies; with no memories. Of anything. At all. Not of their past lives. Not of who they are… or were. Not even of Christmas. But that all changes when Tanner hears Christmas music for the first time. And nothing will ever be the same…
Homecoming: A Scary YA Thanksgiving Story
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Price: Free! Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
It’s Thanksgiving and all Sarah and her Mom want to do is celebrate the holiday in peace. But that peace is shattered when Sarah’s sister, Shannon, shows up, a fugitive from the The Research Facility for Lycan Readjustment and Reprogramming, better known as Werewolf Rehab. Just like that, Thanksgiving dinner turns into a fight for survival.
Upon New Year's: 31 December Rhymes
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Price: Free! Words: 910. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Family
Upon New Year’s is a celebration of the festive spirit of “auld lang syne,” recalling old friends while making new friends… even if it’s just with the brand New Year! I hope these 31 festive, joyous, reflective and occasionally silly four-line poems help you celebrate the New Year for many years to come!
Trick or Treat: 101 Haunting Halloween Rhymes
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Price: Free! Words: 860. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
Trick or Treat contains 101 festive holiday poems all about my favorite time of year… October, costumes, candy and the thrills of trick or treating. From costumes to candy and everything in between, enjoy them all… this Halloween!
Upon Christmas: 31 Holiday Rhymes
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Price: Free! Words: 930. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
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Here are 31 Christmas rhymes, one for every day in December. May you share them with someone you love, or just alone in the rare, quiet moments amidst the holiday madness. And I hope that one or two, or maybe more, stick with you long after the holidays are over, and become favorites to share with your family year after year!
Upon Thanksgiving: 30 Grateful Rhymes
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Price: Free! Words: 950. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Thanksgiving
(5.00)
Upon Thanksgiving... contains 30 simple poems, one for each day of November, all centered around the themes of gratitude, thankfulness and quiet, autumn playfulness. Enjoy them with someone you love, and may this be your best Thanksgiving yet!
The Aftermath: A YA Zombie Story
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Price: Free! Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
(5.00)
Michelle has just escaped the zombie infestation at her high school. That’s the good news. The bad news is she has to stick around and be debriefed by every department of every branch of the US government. Oh, and the local reporters, of course. As she tells her story to one reporter, she gives him the scoop of his life. Make that, his afterlife!
The Ghost in the Aisle Seat: A YA Christmas Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,920. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
(5.00)
It's Christmas Eve and Haley Smythe is working the late shift at Snowflake Cinema. But she's not alone. At her side is a notorious local ghosthunter, out for his biggest scoop. And in Theater 6 is a man who claims to see his wife in that very cinema, only on Christmas Eve. As the three converge on this holiday night, secrets will be revealed and all will meet... The Ghost in the Aisle Seat.
Zombies Don't Dance: A YA Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
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The last thing Rex ever wanted to do was break Cara’s heart. That’s why he’s canceling prom… at the last minute. But will Cara ever understand that, after being a zombie longer than he’d care to remember, Rex is simply tired of doing the chicken dance. And breaking human girls’ hearts?!?
The Zombie’s Night Before Halloween: A FREE Holiday Poem
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Price: Free! Words: 1,030. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
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‘Twas the night before Halloween, And all through the tomb; The zombies they suffered In doom and in gloom... So begins this festive Halloween poem of the living dead, in which we discover why zombies just LOVE the night BEFORE Halloween!!
The Zombie Who Ate Too Much Candy Corn: A FREE Halloween Poem
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Price: Free! Words: 610. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
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Find out why zombies shouldn’t eat candy corn in this FREE Halloween poem, suitable for all ages and anytime you’re reaching for the candy bowl!
Happy Halloween, Little Zombie: A FREE Haloween Poem
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Price: Free! Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
(5.00)
Happy Halloween, Little Zombie tells the story – in verse form -- of one little zombie and how his zombie pals help him remember the fun of Halloween. Zombie style, of course! A great, fun and festive holiday poem, suitable for all ages and anytime of the holiday season.
Trick or EAT: A FREE Halloween Poem
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Price: Free! Words: 310. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
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If you don’t see any zombies on the street this Halloween, don’t think the danger has passed; it’s only just begun! A fun and festive FREE poem to enjoy all October long.
Trick or Treat on Zombie Street: A FREE Halloween Poem
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Price: Free! Words: 890. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
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You’ve never trick or treated until you’ve wandered down Zombie Street! Find out why you should never dress like a zombie for Halloween in this poem that will give you chills to last all year!
Zombies Versus Witches: A FREE Halloween Poem
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Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
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The town of Mercy thought they were being slick when they invited the living dead to rid them of a local witch. But when they find out Zed’s fee for doing the job, they might prefer the witch instead!
Zombies Don't Wear Costumes: A FREE Halloween Poem
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Price: Free! Words: 620. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
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Why don’t zombies wear Halloween costumes? Find out in this charming, safe-for-all ages Halloween poem that’s perfect for any season.
Zombies Versus Pumpkins: A FREE Halloween Poem
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Price: Free! Words: 680. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
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Zed and Susan are two hungry zombies who’ve hit the jackpot when they find a field covered with human heads. But this is Halloween, after all, and the two zombies might just be in for the trick of their life in Zombies Versus Pumpkins!
F is for... FUR: The Werewolf's Alphabet -- A FREE Halloween Poem
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Price: Free! Words: 650. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
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"B is for… Boring, Which most werewolves are; When they’re trapped in human form, And driving a car..." This is just one lively sample from my latest zombie-themed book for kids of all ages, F is for... Fur: The Werewolf's Alphabet.
G is for... Garlic: The Vampire's Alphabet -- A FREE Halloween Poem
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Price: Free! Words: 670. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
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"G is for… Garlic, Which vampires can’t stand; So in case of attack, Keep plenty on hand..." This is just one lively sample from my latest vampire-themed book for kids of all ages, G is for... Garlic: The Vampire's Alphabet.
A is for... Afterlife: The ABCs of Zombie
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Price: Free! Words: 700. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
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"T is for… Tripping, Which B-list actresses always do; When the zombie horde is after them, And they forgot to tie their shoe." This is just one lively sample from my latest zombie-themed book for kids of all ages, A is for… Afterlife: The ABCs of Zombie.
My Vampire, My Valentine: A FREE YA Holiday Poem
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Price: Free! Words: 700. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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He brought it at night Yes, straight to my door; A Valentine so pretty I couldn’t ignore. His hands as he passed it Were pale and so cold; The look in his eyes Was centuries old...
The Count's Halloween: A FREE Trick or Treat Poem
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Price: Free! Words: 810. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
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Trick or treat; smell my... fangs?!?! Count Dracula gets a big surprise when trick or treaters knock on his door, but an even bigger "treat" when they fend off lethal vampire hunters!
The Werewolf on Thanksgiving: A FREE Holiday Poem
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Price: Free! Words: 600. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
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Forget who's coming to Thanksgiving dinner; be afraid of who -- or what -- is already there!
A Vampire's "Bite" Before Christmas: A FREE Holiday Poem
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Price: Free! Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Poetry
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'Twas the "bite" before Christmas, and all through the coven...
A Very Vampire Holiday: A YA Christmas Story
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Price: Free! Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
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It's Christmas Eve and Santa's in a fix; all his elves have food poisoning, so who will help him load his sleigh? Sure, there's a vampire coven just over the ridge, but... is he really *that* desperate?
The Vampire's Valentine: A YA Paranormal Story
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Price: Free! Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
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It's Chester's first valentine! But what should he give back to the girl who has... nothing? Find out in this YA paranormal story perfect for Valentine's Day, or any time of the year.
Vampire Thanksgiving: A YA Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
(5.00)
Why do vampires love Thanksgiving? Why, it's the one day of the year they can eat humans, guilt free! Well, certain humans anyway... Find out who in this YA Paranormal story perfect for the holidays, or any time of year.
Zombies Don't Sleep: A YA Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
(5.00)
One sheep, two sheep, three sheep, four... aaarrrggghhh!!! In Zombies Don’t Sleep, a high school senior with insomnia discovers that there’s a zombie hanging out at her local Laundromat. She also finds out that he’s way cooler than the mere mortals at her school.
Zombies Don't Study: A YA Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
(5.00)
Homework?!? Zombies don't need no stinkin' homework... find out why Zombies Don't Study in this FREE YA short story of the living dead.
Zombies Don't Kiss & Tell: A YA Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,470. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(4.50)
Jordy’s best friend thought setting him up on a blind date with a zombie would be a great prank. He never expected Jordy would fall for one of the living dead…
Oh Tannenbrain, Oh Tannenbrain: A FREE Living Dead Christmas Poem
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Price: Free! Words: 500. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Poetry
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Oh Tannenbrain, Oh Tannenbrain, How lovely are your juices...
Zombies Don't Jingle: A FREE Living Dead Christmas Poem
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Price: Free! Words: 830. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Poetry
(4.75)
Fa la la la la, la la la aaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh! Find out why Zombies Don't Jingle in this fun, festive, FREE poem you can read all year long!
Zombies Don't Carve: A YA Christmas Story
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Price: Free! Words: 5,290. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Poetry
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Guess who's coming to Christmas dinner? ZOMBIES!!!! Find out who, and how many, in this YA holiday short story perfect for any time of the year!
Zombies Don't Celebrate: 8 Holiday Poems
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Price: Free! Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2010. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
Mistletoe? Check. Fireworks? Check. Pumpkins? Check. Leprechauns? Check. Zombies? Uh oh... Enjoy this seasonal sampling of 8 holiday poems about... the Living Dead!
Zombies Don't Trick or Treat: A FREE Living Dead Halloween Poem
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Price: Free! Words: 560. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Poetry
(4.00)
Costume? Check. Candy? Check. Pumpkin? Check. Zombies? Uh oh... Find out why zombies don't trick or treat in this fun, festive and FREE poem... perfect for any time of the year!!!
Vampires Drool! Zombies Rule! A YA Paranormal Novel
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Price: Free! Words: 43,550. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
(4.80)
Lucy Frost must battle the vampires and her fellow zombies to protect one innocent mortal in a REAL clash of the titans!

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Smashwords book reviews by Rusty Fischer

  • Confessions and Secrets of the Avid Book Reviews Blogger: Kick Up Your Social Media Networking For Book Sales on April 25, 2011

    A GREAT resource! There were enough tips on the first page alone to make it worth the VERY reasonable price!
  • Smashwords Book Marketing Guide on May 23, 2011

    What a GREAT resource! I thought I knew it all, but found half-a-dozen tips to do TODAY that it would have taken me weeks, even months, to stumble across on my own...
  • The Followers - A Short Tale of the Civil War Undead on Feb. 18, 2012

    If you're looking for something new and unique in a sea of generic zombie stories, try William Van Winkle's short but powerful Civil War zombie novella, The Followers. It's rich in history and lore, full of twists and turns that give new meaning to the term "poetic justice" and with just enough gore to satisfy the true zombie lover without alienating the rest of us!
  • Ghosts Don't Trick or Treat on Sep. 17, 2012

    I really enjoyed this spooky/funny story about a boy who can talk to ghosts, and what happens when his "best" friend "tricks" him on Halloween night! Great middle grade/YA story for Halloween or anytime of year...
  • The Ghost Of Christmas Past on Dec. 04, 2012

    Clever and cute, a great kick-off for the holiday season. If you and your kids love a good ghost story with a happy ending, this one's for you!