Jesse Lynn Rucilez


Hello. My name is Jesse Lynn Rucilez, and I'm a writer from Reno, Nevada. When I'm not working, my life revolves around literature, film, and music. Hopefully, one day my passions will be the core of my existence, rather than mere recreation.

People often ask me what I write. Unfortunately, my fiction doesn't fit into any specific genre. Thus far, I've written about everything from giant evil teddy bears, suicidal junkies, porn stars, and witchcraft, to living alien technology; all with a character driven, literary bent. From here on I plan to write futuristic thrillers, dystopian satire, space opera, fantasy, and superhero novels. I like to blend genres, so everything will have a touch of humor, romance, and action.

Whatever it takes to tell the best story I can.

Be warned, however, that my writing is ferocious. I won't ever massage your brain. My intent is always to grab you by the throat and not let go until you've read the last line. I want to make you laugh. Make you cry. Make you love. Make you hate. Make you envy. Make you pity. Make you angry. Make you morose. I want to entertain, of course, but, most of all, I want to make you think.

That's the power of good writing.

And if you choose to read my stories, I'll be eternally grateful...but I will ask one favor: Please pay attention. Don't just let your eyes skim over the words; be attentive to context and subtext, to character and motivation, theme and style. Delve deep into my world and meet me halfway, and in return I'll promise you this:

Whether you like my writing or not, I'll never bore you.

Thanks for reading.


Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was a "Tales From The Crypt" inspired story about a murderous old woman. Eventually, I fleshed it out into a novella titled: "Evelyn Grimes."
What is your writing process?
I generally like to think about a story for awhile and jot down notes before I dig in. For longer works such as novels and novellas, I like to write out brief character and setting notes beforehand. I don't generally write outlines, though. If the story takes a sudden turn into unknown territory as I'm writing, then I go with it.
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Where to find Jesse Lynn Rucilez online


Stark City Chronicles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,180. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Welcome to Stark City, Oregon; a place where anything can happen, and often does. Don’t miss this eclectic and macabre collection by Jesse Lynn Rucilez, author of Bobby’s Dream and Bobby’s Fight.
Living The Nightmare
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,660. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
This novella-length book features two novelettes of suspense and terror by Reno-based author, Jesse Lynn Rucilez.
Evelyn Grimes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,020. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Evelyn Grimes, a disgraced former nun with a lifetime of dark secrets. Janet Pearl, an unsuspecting pawn in Evelyn’s cruel game. Two women having a quiet dinner; estranged by circumstance, bound by blood. As the night unfolds, the grim details of Evelyn’s past will be revealed.
Appleton's Abode
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,660. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
What would you do if you inherited an enchanted cottage in the woods? That is the question that playwright and suburbanite family man, Baxter Page, must answer when he unexpectedly inherits Professor Appleton's Whimsical Abode Of Curiosities. Don’t miss this tale of dreams, myth, and wonder by Jesse Lynn Rucilez, author of Bobby’s Dream and Bobby’s Fight.
Bobby's Fight
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,850. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Clint “Gladiator” Gault is a professional fighter set to take on an undefeated Russian champion. But over this glitzy Las Vegas spectacle, a specter looms: that of a dead, mysterious boy named Bobby Williams. Don't miss this action-packed sequel to “Bobby's Dream” by Reno-based author, Jesse Lynn Rucilez.
Bobby's Dream
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,110. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Have you ever felt different than everyone else? Well, for Bobby Williams, an eight-year-old with emergent psychic powers, that feeling is reality. As his powers grow in intensity, Bobby's entire life begins to change, building toward an inevitable and tragic climax.

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