Rusty Barnes

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Rusty Barnes is a 2018 Derringer finalist and author of the story collections Breaking it Down (Sunnyoutside Press 2007) , Mostly Redneck (Sunnyoutside Press 2011), and Kraj The Enforcer: Stories (Shotgun Honey 2019), as well as four novels, Reckoning (Sunnyoutside Press, 2014), Ridgerunner (Shotgun Honey/Down & Out Books, 2017), Knuckledragger (Shotgun Honey/Down & Out Books 2017) and The Last Danger (Shotgun Honey/Down & Out Books 2018), His fiction, poetry and non-fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in many journals and anthologies, like Dirty Boulevard: Crime Stories Inspired by the Songs of Lou Reed (Down & Out Books 2018), Best Small Fictions 2015, Mystery Tribune, Goliad Review, Smokelong Quarterly, Red Rock Review, Porter Gulch ...more

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trueTonight felt satisfactory. It wasn't a big fat adrenaline dump like last night's writing, but it went well. I could have written more, but I didn't want to leave it all in the page and flat-out exhaust myself either. A plot turn's come up though, and my outline is no longer viable for the second half of the thing, so tomorrow I'm drafting a new outline. I'm a little scared of doing it, frankly, si

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message 12: by William

William Thanks for the add, partner!


message 11: by Dean

Dean Pusell Thank you for being my friend Rusty :))).


message 10: by Carol

Carol Kenny From your skill as a reader and a writer, I think you would recognize the subliminal themes and page-turning plotines of my novel, "Whispers from St. Mary's Well," the fictional biography of a woman born in 1851 in St. Mary's County, Maryland. I'm traveling to book clubs to discuss and sign the novel because it has proven to be a great catalyst for discussions. I'd love to have you as a reader. It is available on amazon.com for $5.00 less per book than the publisher recommended. I have it at a reduced price because book club readers buy it there, and I like to support readers who support writers. I hope you have a Great Read!


Jessica hey Rusty! your book arrived the other day--thank you so much! am v excited to read it...
all the best,
JT.


message 8: by Becky

Becky Ah hah. I see! Yeah, as I was perusing your list of books, I noticed that you've read a bunch of stuff from the Dubuses, DeWitt Henry, Bill Knott -- there was Emerson faculty all over your book list! So I went back and checked your profile, and there it was: Emerson.

And then, as I thought about it, I recalled seeing your name around -- we were probably both published in the BSR, or maybe we both read for the BSR. I don't think we had any classes together, though.

Do you keep in touch with anybody from the program? I corresponded with Leah Hirsch, Dave Watta, and Richard Morris for a while, and I went back to guest-teach for Bill Knott a couple of times. It's been a loooooong time since I've kept up with any of them, though.

Thank you for buying my little book!


message 7: by Becky

Becky Hey, guess what? I got my MFA at Emerson too! I was there from 1993-1995. Habbout you?


Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me yesterday. I wanted to share the Stoker Award news, and I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened to create so many messages. Some weird glitch.

Argh...this is terrible...

Again, I'm very sorry.

-Jeremy


Jeremy Here’s wishing you a nifty New Year filled with noiseless noses, neato nicknames, noble Nebraskans, gnarly narcoleptic nebulas, and novel novels about nut-eating narwhals and novercaphobic gnats.

-Jeremy :)

P.S.—I’m currently offering autographed/personally-inscribed copies of my novel, Vacation, with free shipping for those in the US. If there’s anything you could do to help me spread the word about this, I’d really appreciate it. Feel free to click here for details:
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Jeremy Hi Rusty!

Here’s wishing you a yippee-filled Yuletime overflowing with yard-long yams, yapping yoyo-yanking yetis, yak-milk yeast-cakes, and yellow yarn-yielding year-end yard-gnomes.

-Jeremy :)


message 3: by Jeremy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:58PM)

Jeremy Thanks for sharing, Rusty! I haven't read any of those works, so I'll definitely check them out.

Here's wishing you the best in all aspects of your life.

-Jeremy :)


message 2: by Jeremy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:55PM)

Jeremy Hi Rusty!

If you don't mind sharing--I was wondering, what's your favorite book of all time?

Here’s wishing you a weekend filled with wacky whims, wonderful weirdness, and well-disposed werecats.

-Jeremy :)


message 1: by Jeremy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:53PM)

Jeremy Thanks for the friendship, Rusty! Here’s wishing you a fantastic day filled with fabulous fates, fanciful festivities, and frolicking phantom footstools. :)


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