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Monthly archives for January, 2010

Recommended Reading List December 2009

I read a lot in December.  Sadly, much of it wasn’t memorable.  I checked my calendar (where I record what I read) to see if I had missed anything for the list—and was startled to see books that I barely remembered reading one week later. I’m also doing some very dishy research, so I’m reading […]


Great News

The next book in the Diving universe, featuring Boss, just sold.  The book, City of Ruins, follows Boss’s escapades a few years later.  Pyr is giving the books tons of support.  Here’s editor Lou Anders’ blog on the deal. Let me say, guys, I couldn’t have done this without you.  You supported Diving, reviewed it, […]


Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Professional Courtesy

Artwork donated by Pati Nagle. The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Professional Courtesy Kristine Kathryn Rusch Last week’s post on “Surviving Someone Else’s Jealousy” went viral.  I got more e-mail than I’ve ever gotten on a single Freelancer’s Guide post, and more people tweeted, blogged, or commented on various social networking sites than ever had before. I […]


A Class in Agents and Marketing

…on Dean’s website. Read everything, including the comments. I mentioned this last week, but there are a lot more comments and 2 new blog posts this week. Good stuff all around. Check it out here.


Joseph Mallozzi’s Book Club Interview

Please check this out only if you’ve already read Diving into the Wreck. If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? <VBG>  The book club readers asked lots of great questions.  You can find them here.


Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Surviving Someone Else’s Jealousy

Artwork donated by Pati Nagle. The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Surviving Someone Else’s Jealousy Kristine Kathryn Rusch About five minutes after I posted last week’s section on professional jealousy, I got back-to-back e-mails from regular readers of the Guide, asking me how to deal with being a victim of professional jealousy.  Both letters had poignant stories […]


American Idol

Writers! Believe it or not, this post is for you.  Especially if you’re just breaking in or want to break into the publishing field. Watch American Idol.  I’m serious. Here’s why. First, the auditions are a good visual metaphor for the slush pile. Those 12,000 people you saw in line for Chicago’s auditions this week? […]


Spires of Denon

My novella “The Spires of Denon,” which is set in the Diving into the Wreck universe, is available as an e-book. You can order a Kindle version here or you can find it on Scribd here. Enjoy!


Agents, Markets, Discussions

For those of you who are professional writers or want to be, Dean Wesley Smith has a do-not-miss blog post on agents.  The post is great, but the discussion–already at 70+ comments–is spectacular.  Find it here.


Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Professional Jealousy

The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Professional Jealousy Kristine Kathryn Rusch Over the past 43 weeks, I’ve asked you all if you had a topic you wanted me to cover.  Some of your requests sped up my timetable on topics—which is why I covered vacations so early in the Guide—and a few of you requested refinements to […]


A New Urban Fantasy Story!

Primitive Area UA cover web

I love taking part in the Uncollected Anthology of Urban Fantasy. Every quarter, we put out individual stories on the same theme (hence "anthology" and "uncollected"). This time, Dayle Dermatis, Leah Cutter, Ron Collins, Leslie Claire Walker, Rebecca Senese, and Annie Reed, have joined me in the Out of the Woods "anthology."

Find out how to order all of these stories by clicking on this sentence.

A New Science Fiction Story!


Asimov's has just published my first sentient ship story, "Matilda."

Read an excerpt here.

A New Fantasy Story!

FR Sparks ebook cover webThe latest Fiction River is out. Edited by Rebecca Moesta, the volume includes a fantasy story from me called "Salem Week."

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16 Free Stories

ASFMARCH2015_finalistAsimov's Science Fiction has posted 16 of its Readers Choice Award finalists for free on their website, including my own "The First Step" and "Inhuman Garbage." For a short time only.

Click here to read the stories

Warrior Women!


My Diving story, "The Application of Hope," is reprinted here along with lots of other great stories of strong women. Pick up the paperback at your favorite bookstore, download the ebook on various sites, or click here to get your copy.

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