Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Award-winning author of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, women’s fiction, and oh so much more.

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“This new Retrieval Artist Universe novel is action-packed and continues where A Murder of Clones leaves off. These must be read in order to fully appreciate the suspense and mystery that is taking place.”

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Search & Recovery

Amid the ruin, heroes emerge from the unlikeliest places…

The fourth book in the Anniversary Day Saga.

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The most comprehensive guide available today on marketing for professional writers.

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Street Justice

The long-awaited return of Smokey Dalton

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Dressed In Holiday Style

Grayson’s holiday tradition continues with this wonderful novella in her Santa Series. Magic, romance, and a touch of holiday cheer!

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The Enemy Within

A thrilling novel inspired by the acclaimed short story “G-Men”

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A Murder of Clones

The third book of the Anniversary Day Saga sheds further light on the Anniversary Day events, and introduces several new key characters.

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“There are lots of books out there about how to market your book. Some of them are good. Some aren’t. Discoverability is one of the best I’ve read…”

Juli Monroe



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A new story every week.

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The February issue includes my steampunk story “The Last Surviving Gondola Widow.” Available free online or in podcast form. To download on your device, click here.

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A fun reprint anthology that includes my story “September at Wall and Broad.” Look at the contents here.

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Thrilling short fiction. Includes a Retrieval Artist universe story, “Sole Survivor.” Click one of these two links to find out where to purchase the volume or subscribe to the entire Fiction River series.

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A new Retrieval Artist novella, “Inhuman Garbage.” Read an excerpt here.

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A brand-new story, part of the Uncollected Anthology of Urban Fantasy, Heartspells. Find out about this story and the others in the anthology here.

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USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch writes in almost every genre. Generally, she uses her real name (Rusch) for most of her writing. Under that name, she publishes bestselling science fiction and fantasy (including the Fey series, the Retrieval Artist series and the Diving series), award-winning mysteries, acclaimed mainstream fiction, controversial nonfiction, and the occasional romance.

Her novels have made bestseller lists around the world and her short fiction has appeared in eighteen best of the year collections. She has won more than twenty-five awards for her fiction, including the Hugo, Le Prix Imaginales, the Asimov’s Readers Choice award, and the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Readers Choice Award.

Publications from The Chicago Tribune to Booklist have included her Kris Nelscott mystery novels in their top-ten-best mystery novels of the year. The Nelscott books have received nominations for almost every award in the mystery field, including the best novel Edgar Award, and the Shamus Award. She writes goofy romance novels as award-winner Kristine Grayson, romantic suspense as Kristine Dexter, and futuristic sf as Kris DeLake.

She also edits. Beginning with work at the innovative publishing company, Pulphouse, followed by her award-winning tenure at The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, she took fifteen years off before returning to editing with the original anthology series Fiction Riverpublished by WMG Publishing. She acts as series editor with her husband, writer Dean Wesley Smith, and edits at least two anthologies in the series per year on her own.

She lives and occasionally sleeps in Oregon.