Rush Leaming


RUSH LEAMING has done many things including spending 15+ years in film/video production working on such projects as The Lord of the Rings films. He was also an Adjunct Professor at the University of South Carolina. His first novel, Don't Go, Ramanya, a literary thriller set in Thailand, was published in the Fall of 2016 and reached number one on Amazon. He is currently working on his next novel, to be published in Fall of 2018, entitled The Whole of the Moon, set in the Congo at the end of the Cold War. His short stories have appeared in Notations, 67 Press, The Electric Eclectic, Lightwave and 5k Fiction. He has lived in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Zaire, Thailand, Spain, Greece, England and Kenya. He currently lives in South Carolina.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being in the moment, having ideas and action and dialogue come to me as I go. I create only very rudimentary outlines of stories; I prefer not to know too much ahead of time what will happen. I like to be surprised!
What are you working on next?
Working on a crime trilogy set in Charleston, SC entitled "DEAD TREE TALES". That's all I can say at the moment!
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Where to find Rush Leaming online

Where to buy in print


The Whole of The Moon
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,100. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Adventure » General
In 1988, near the end of the Cold War, a group of young Americans working for an international aid organization plunge into the beautiful, fascinating, yet dangerous world of Zaire, Africa. Ambitious, if a bit naïve, they must overcome hardship and tragedy, pushing themselves to their personal limits, while forging strong bonds among themselves and the local villagers they’ve come there to help.
Ambergris: An Electric Eclectic Book
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 6,930. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
As part of The Electric Eclectic literary initiative out of the U.K. comes a new short story from American author Rush Leaming: An uncertain 22-year-old stepping out of his comfort zone. An elderly woman with a vibrant past on a long ride home. They cross paths on a bus trip along the U.S. Southeastern coastline, a journey that takes both of them on a shocking and unexpected ride.
Don't Go, Ramanya
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,490. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
"Leaming's fast-paced novel hits many strong notes as it follows British priest Father Bob, American ex-pat Michael Shaw, and Burmese rebel Ramanya from Bangkok to the border to smuggle Ramanya back into the country. The sense of place created by the author is excellent throughout." -- Book Life Prize in Fiction Three men running from secrets in their past. Four tense days in and around Bangkok.

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