Rushton Woodside


Born right at the mid-twentieth century point in Atlanta, still a sleepy southern city at that time. My mother's bookcase was filled with classics and I read them all before I was twelve, and re-read many. Steinbeck, Faulkner, Hemmingway and the like. For most of my life I have always had an active book going, if not two or three.

Favorite types of books to read: Almost any genre of fiction, almost any non-fiction.

I've travelled the country as a truck driver and as a rambler, and met thousands of people in thousands of circumstances. I've held dozens of jobs, from digging holes to making technical presentations in Board-rooms.

I wrote a lot of poetry and songs as a teen.

After a successful eight years writing computer programs and technical documentation I entered book retail, and stayed there for nearly twenty years. I read good books to know how to write, and read bad books on purpose to know how not to write.

I completed my first novel in 2004 and it was published locally with great success. It was then that I got serious and studied many books on the craft, and began writing as often as possible.

My seventh book is now in progress.


Like A Criminal - (A Memoir)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,750. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Essay » Legal
In 2012 the author himself was arrested on false felony charges. This is the story of how that arrest came about, and details time in a very large facility as seen by a sixty year old with no serious jail experience.
Utopian Ordeal
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,280. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
An old adage discusses how 'for want of a nail' a kingdom was eventually lost. In Utopian Ordeal the author proves that an extra nail can be just as bad. A brilliant Neurosurgeon adds computer tech to his repertoire and creates a nail that tumbles society and the economy down to their knees. This novella presents as a whimsical story, but is too close to the truth in our increasingly gadget de
Quitman County Prison
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,600. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In a minimalist style reminiscent of Hemingway and a voice like Sam Spade, investigative journalist Alan Meriwether narrates a story from his files. In 1977 in rural South Georgia an interview with a convicted arsonist and murderer leads to a personal and highly dangerous vendetta to prove the innocence of the mentally challenged young convict. Others try to stop Meriwether at any cost.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,730. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Reaching deeply into his southern roots the author tells a horrifying tale of racial injustice and murder as multiple generations of white and black families cross paths repeatedly throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. Sympathizers and members of the Klan square off, slaves revolt, and winning at any cost is the only goal for all involved. This is not a story for the weak of heart or mind.
Cowgirl Blues
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,230. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
Meet Kay Blackhawk, a college girl from Wyoming who was raised to believe in innocence & horses. She takes her dream of a journalism career to Atlanta and gets more than bargained for, finding true love in the form of an innovative professor, but losing it. Then love finds her and she denies it. From classroom to TV to national fame as a model she spirals in the maelstrom to a near tragic end.
Peace River Runaway
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,910. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
In 2004, not long before the explosive hurricane season, Tyler Polk encounters a trespasser on his expansive estate in south Florida. Willie Taho, a full-blooded Native American, explains the pretense of an archaeological dig but has a secretive reason for his presence. Familiar characters from Sarasota Bay play major roles as the action moves underground to lost treasure, passageways and shrines.
Sarasota Bay
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,730. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Tyler Polk, Vietnam Vet and early retiree, is fishing in the maze of canals that spiderweb Lido Key, a barrier Island off of Sarasota, Florida. A sounds draws him into an encounter with a tough Guy from South Boston, a street-hood from Detroit, and an ex-wannabe Hollywood Blonde Bombshell. A wild ride through the underbelly of Sarasota ensues, wrought with maritime mayhem & adventure.

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