Interview with Rusty Hunt

What's the story behind your latest book?
The poems written in Iterate spanned many months after recovering from a bit of a breakdown, or breakthrough- depending on your perspective.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I don't have the credentials to be anything but an indie author. I'm cool with it.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is amazing. I'm truly thankful and grateful that a platform such as Smashwords exists.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I'm simply a conduit for the manifestation of the soul. Simply being able to release the energy within through writing is the greatest joy. Writing is the urination of the soul.
What do your fans mean to you?
Well, the three that I do have are greatly appreciated.
What are you working on next?
Typical heroes journey type stuff with metaphorical slaying of dragons and such.
Who are your favorite authors?
Rumi, Thich Nhat Hanh, Mark Vonnegut, < The usuals = Frost, Whitman, Keats, Thoreau etc> Joseph Campbell, James Patterson, Michael Crichton, and many others.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I usually have to pee.
What type of music do you like?
Most everything. Right now I'm diggin' The Plush Monsters (
What does the future look like for you?
Published 2015-08-19.
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Books by This Author

Plain and Simple
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
The book contains twenty-eight Spirit-filled poems, ego and self removed.
Brain In A Bulb
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Although we are all unique in special ways, we share more commonalities than differences, suggested by our DNA sequencing being 99.5% similar to one another. We share 99.5% of our DNA sequencing with President Obama, Tom Cruise, Babe Ruth, Steve Jobs, Tina Turner, Lady Gaga, Adele, or anyone else we care to mention. Brain In A Bulb is Pure Spirit working through a shared 99.5% and unique .5%.
Front Porch of the Mind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
The mind is an amazing and mysterious tool. Not a single scientist on the planet knows exactly how the mind works; how it suddenly hums with life and mediates our outer and inner worlds. Let us grab a glass of sweet tea infused with memories of Granny Hunt and sit on The Front Porch of the Mind.
Swim, Sucka Fish
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 910. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Everyone will experience the waves of life, joyous and not so joyous. Each person's inward journeys are incredibly similar, according to scholars such as Joseph Campbell. Reconciling within and without as it pertains to each of us, and the flowering outward each of us uniquely manifests is what the poetry of Swim Sucka Fish expresses.
Mutiny of the Broken
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Anger erupted within because I felt like a small child being let in on an inside joke. How could this have been withheld from me for four decades? Who would do such a thing to me? Who would not allow God's Grace, Love, Light, Spirit, and Song to fill me from within? Apparently, I would.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,190. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
As we journey into and around life's nodes and crossroads, iteration becomes thematic. The challenge of allowing familiarity to shift and change, as our perceptions shift and change. Only to circle around and try it all again. Until, if we're lucky, everything and everyone is fresh and new within every single moment. Until we get there, we must iterate.
Waves & Ripples
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,500. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing
Waves & Ripples is the author's successful conquering of the demons of his traumatic past through writing short stories and poems. The first third of the book shares insights into the author's background and lifelong struggles with mental illness, and his recent struggle with repressed memories of childhood trauma. The latter two-thirds of the book shares original shorts and poems by Rusty Hunt.
Plain and Simple III
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 350. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Plain and Simple III is more of Rusty Hunt coming to know God. A revelation of simple poetry from the heart of a man cracked by God. The spirit is working through Rusty in Plain and Simple I - III.
Geese and Honey Bees
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
A collection of short stories and a handful of poems related to primal sexual desires. Where did Rusty Hunt's heart disappear to while writing this ensemble of lust, anger, passion, resentment, and contempt?
Two Pennies
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 420. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Two Pennies was a work inspired by two pennies found in my pocket. One shiny and bright, the other a bit worn and torn.
The Wait
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 960. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
A collection of poems traversing love, loss, and rage. This book was written while truly riding the tiger. Think it takes skill to write when well rested and feeling safe and sound within the bosom of the world? Try it when your mind is melted to the consistency of aluminum ore, fight or flight becomes perpetual flight, and danger rests within every synapse.
Soul Speak
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Soul Speak are seeds of God sprouted through the Soul and cultivated with The Mind.
Pebbles and Pearls
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
The pebbles of the concrete mind excavate the pearls of the expansive mind, if aware. Whatever state we happen to find ourselves, pebbles and pearls abound. Both states of mind are valuable, as are the bounties produced by each.
Plain and Simple
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 450. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
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The first in a series of simple poems by Author Rusty Hunt. These poems were written with the mind of a child, God's child; simple and fun.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Abe Lincoln had several breaks. Isaac Newton did too. Tolstoy and Beethoven were cracked at times. Churchill, Van Gogh, and Hemingway...cracked as well. Being sucked into the abyss and spat out the other side is other worldly unpleasant. There are gems that await, though.
Hillbilly Don't Give A Shit
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
When we are comfortable with our Family of Origin, our Soul begins the volcanic regurgitation of all we've experience within that family.