R. Jean Mathieu

Biography

Roscoe Mathieu, the award-winning author ("Gods of War," Cuesta Literary Contest) has seen and experienced more by the age of 27 than most would dream of doing in an entire lifetime. He is, effectively a human magnet for the strange, weird and adventurous - the spiritual descendant of colonial-era adventurers, deeply enthralled in a bittersweet relationship with the wild, exotic beauties of foreign coasts and strange lands.

As a quick run-through of his checkered career to date, he was a Cuesta Literary Contest award winner with "Gods of War," now published via MindFlights.com. Soon after receiving the award, he embarked upon a year-long teaching stint deep in the heart of China as an ESL teacher for Buckland International Group - a year that saw him physically assaulted by students twice, got in a barfight once, trekked across the vast expanse of the country and through ordinance-laced fields, and fell in and out of love. Parts of his experience were blogged on a Livejournal account under the alias "bigstarbound," documenting the emotional upheavals of a young man in a totally alien landscape.

His work as a videographer for AGP Video in Morro Bay was a transitional period before his next adventure, literally setting sail with the Lady Washington for a three-month period. Roscoe continuing his ad hoc career as an educator teaching elementary classes about the history and techniques of sailing ships at every port, basking in the salted winds of the Pacific all the while.

Since the Lady Washington, he's worked as a volunteer copy editor for TravelChinaGuide.org, headed CWS Software's visual novel writing team, and returned to China to finish his schooling. He is now publishing his essays at Innerspace, and his fiction with FedoraArts Press.

Where to find R. Jean Mathieu online


Books

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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,820. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014 by FedoraArts Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It's December, 2100. English is China's only language. Christmas is its biggest holiday. And Ying Wen has to find a present for his mother...
Home for the Holidays
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,920. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014 by FedoraArts Press. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Christmas is always the same - again...and again...and again...and again...
The Short, Strange Life of Comrade Lin
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014 by FedoraArts Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This award-winning story follows Comrade Lin Hong as he follows the eerie music of the wilderness surrounding his home city of Shanghai, into a past he thought he had killed...
No Time
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 64,600. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014 by FedoraArts Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
He has forty-eight hours to solve the murder of his life... ...his own.
Measuring the Marigolds
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013 by FedoraArts Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dr. Savannah Lund's only way home is through the void that destroyed her partner's mind. Can she take it?
Mazghunah
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013 by FedoraArts Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
What would you do if you discovered a lost city in the jungle?
Preta
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,090. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by FedoraArts Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
R. Jean Mathieu presents Buddhist beatnik vampires of 1955 San Francisco.
Russell and Maggie
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013 by FedoraArts Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A story of friends... A story of loss... A story of pasta... ...and forgetting.
The Remedy
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,220. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013 by FedoraArts Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This Bradbury Award-winner asks, "How do you cure creativity?"
Degenerations
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,880. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2013 by FedoraArts Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
It's May 20, 2015, and California is burning. In college town San Luis Obispo, someone just put Chase/Manhattan to the torch. Stunned baby boomers and sarcastic Generation Xers gather to bemoan the violence, while one social researcher may have worked out what it is the children want... Now with BONUS STORY "Archives."
Gods of War
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013 by FedoraArts Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When everything collapses, swept away in an angry red dust, what makes you hang on, cling to life? Marquez and Harris, Red Cross volunteers of Mars, grapple with this question while hunting survivors in the decimated city of Zhengwe.
Sweat and White Cotton
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,240. Language: American English. Published: April 18, 2013 by FedoraArts Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A thousand generations of aikido tradition confronts its end...the Mind-Machine Interface.

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