About Me

Brandon L. Rucker is currently an underachieving writer, having allowed the “glory days” to fade unceremoniously, but has convinced himself that he can compensate that particular waste of talent by often focusing on his first talent as a musician and songwriter instead (more on all of that later).

A lifelong bookworm, music nerd and comic book geek, he has been at various times a published author of articles, blogs, columns, poems, reviews and stories, as well as a performing musician, music producer and recording artist. His publishing credits can be found below and his music will be reappearing on Soundcloud at a later date.

This is his online notebook, recently refreshed and renewed for 2019 and onward. An archive of his previous bloggings and selected works of fiction can be found here.

With increasingly less tolerance for the winter season, he still lives in the Midwestern United States with his nuclear family and an assortment of pets.


Local Heroes – editor/compiler, print anthology of selected stories, 2011

           STORIES (15):

“Four Deep” – DEAD GUNS PRESS, 2015
“Call of Duty: A Cop’s Tale” – LOCAL HEROES, 2011
“The Underneath” – LIKE FROZEN STATUES OF FLESH, 2011
“All In a Day’s Work” – LIKE FROZEN STATUES OF FLESH, 2011
“Finder Kept” – BEST LEFT BURIED, 2011
“On Shadowy Ground” – THRILLER!, 2010
“Suggestion” – MIRROR MAGAZINE, 2010 [defunct]
“All Things Considered” – THE CEDAR CHEST, 2010
“Pieces of Candice” – MADNESS OF THE MIND, 2010
“The Company You Keep” – BLINK|INK, 2010 [defunct]
“The End” – BLINK|INK, 2010 [defunct]
“Mass Graves: A Story of Haiti” – CROSSED GENRES, 2010
“Never Again” – Z END ZINE, 1999 [defunct]

            POEMS (6):

“Dream a Little Scream of Me” – DREAMS AND SCREAMS, 2010
“Transcendental” – LIQUID IMAGINATION, 2010
“Succubus” – STATIC MOVEMENT SPECIAL No. 2, 2009
“Mare of the Night” – STATIC MOVEMENT SPECIAL No. 2, 2009
Tapestry” – VoiCE, 1996 [defunct]


(A Partial Listing):

“From Horse to Mouse: Speculating the Star Wars Comics Transfer” – BLEEDING COOL, 2014
“A Conversation with Bob Thurber  – Part 2” – LIQUID IMAGINATION, 2011
“The Rucker Report: Applying Advice” – FLASH FICTION CHRONICLES, 2011
“A Conversation with Bob Thurber – Part 1” – LIQUID IMAGINATION, 2011
“20 Questions with Chris Bartholomew” – LIQUID IMAGINATION, 2011
“The Synergy of Poetry and Music” – LIQUID IMAGINATION, 2011

            VOICE READING:

“Grave Invitation” by Bob Thurber, read by Brandon Rucker – LIQUID IMAGINATION, 2011


LIQUID IMAGINATION online webzine (Flash Fiction Editor — Oct 2010 – Aug 2013)
STATIC MOVEMENT (Compiler/Editor — Local Heroes anthology, Nov 2011)
ZOETROPE: ALL-STORY EXTRA #22 & 23 (Guest Editor — May 2000 & June 2000)


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