Jon Rutherford


Jon has lived in the Midwest US, not in the fictional city that most of his stories take place in, but not far from there, for all his life, apart from quick sorties to Canada and Mexico and a somewhat longer one to France (Paris, Brittany, Normandy, Loire Valley). He has a degree in French from a university in the Midwest.

Interests, apart from writing, have included classical guitar, cycling (before something effectively destroyed his sense of balance), most of the arts, especially photography; and gay rights and human rights in general.

Likes the novella form -- which the popularity of e-reading is reportedly re-invigorating.


Max and Julie
Price: Free! Words: 41,350. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
(4.00 from 1 review)
Cedric was excited when Julie asked if he'd put up Aaron, her college-professor son, for the Christmas visit he was making. Meeting Aaron, Ced was sure it was love at first sight--again. Maybe it was, but it soon got a lot more complicated, until finally things started falling apart. In the end, he wasn't sure what to think, about a lot of things.
Price: Free! Words: 42,230. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(4.00 from 1 review)
At first, Russ intended to have a go at picking up the agreeable stranger he met on the subway thanks to those bumpy tracks. But he had a change of heart--and before long, things started getting really strange. Within a week, he knew that if he didn't get some answers, he'd go crazy. Then he got them. But that was not nearly the end.

Smashwords book reviews by Jon Rutherford

  • One Thousand Lollipops on May 12, 2012
    (no rating)
    I confess to having not been a child for many decades now, but I guarantee that if I'd heard or read this story when I was a kid, I would have loved it. Beautifully written and consistently entertaining, the story is carried along on a current of goodnatured satire that delighted me. Well done indeed!