Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Business Musings: Research, The Internet, and Dated Books

As of this writing (Saturday, March 10, 2018), I have a gigantic research library. I started it in the 1980s, and much of what I buy is impulse. In other words, I see a book and my creative brain says, Ooooooo, yes!, and I listen. I know that book in come in handy one day. In 1986, I met Dean and we moved me from […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Research and the Research Librarian

Stacey lives in the past, writing kick-ass bestselling historical books. When she researches a topic, she loses herself in her work.

She knows the Chicago Public Library inside and out. And she prefers to work alone. Until Greg—handsome, compelling, and a research librarian?—offers to help.

Can Greg help Stacey find the information she seeks? Or will they find something else entirely?

“Research and the Research Librarian,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

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Business Musings: Best Laid Plans of Mice and Kittens

I started into this year going gangbusters. I had a big Diving project, which I figured I would finish in early March, some research to do on my next big project, and I would finish something smaller in between. Those of you who support me on Patreon saw a flurry of blogs in the front of the year, and then I’ve been trickling the blogs […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Voodoo Project

Rebekah uses her Sight to fight for good. She works for the Voodoo Project, although her work involves psy ops, not voodoo. She fears retirement and a normal life. So she keeps working, going on missions, never knowing when she will face her last mission…

Because she can see anyone’s future—except her own.

“The Voodoo Project,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

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Business Musings: Storytelling Universes

I just spent a week talking in-depth about fiction. We held our annual anthology workshop here at the Oregon Coast. We’re trying to come up with a new name for the workshop, because the “anthology” workshop is our personal shorthand. A lot of our workshops’ names are simply shorthand, because we haven’t spent enough time thinking about marketing the workshops. We kinda eased into teaching […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Skating in Time

Mickey never imagined her life would turn out this way. But she learned the hard way that life holds many surprises. Seeking solace on the skating rink, she discovers that life’s changes hold hope for new beginnings—if only she knows where to look.

“Skating in Time,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

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Recommended Reading List: February 2018

I’d like to say I had no time for leisure reading this month, and while that’s mostly true, it doesn’t feel true. I spent most of the month reading for the anthology workshop. 1.2 million words of really great fiction, some of which will appear in upcoming Fiction Rivers. I mentioned the Justice issue of Fiction River last month. This month, I line-edited another Fiction […]

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Business Musings: Bestseller Lists Again (Or Chicken Little Is Wrong. Again.)

In the middle of February, I saw a tweet from Melville House, an independent publisher in Brooklyn, NY, linking to an article of theirs. I followed the link and saw this title: “Into the Bezosphere: The Washington Post will syndicate Amazon Charts.” I was surprised. I had heard nothing about the Post’s new bestseller list. Granted, I’ve been busy and preoccupied this year. Still coping […]

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Free Fiction Monday: A Little Night Music

Andrew finds fitting in a problem. But for a change, he’d like to stand out for something he does well. If only the adults in his life will let him.

“A Little Night Music,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

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Business Musings: Editorial Encroachment

Before I get into the rant that I know this post will become, let me state my credentials. In addition to my work as a writer, I am a multiple-award-winning editor. I have edited short fiction and novels since 1986. I have trained copy editors, not just for the magazines I edited, but also for major publishing companies. I have saved books destroyed by line […]

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