Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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

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“Fans of Rusch’s Retrieval Artist universe will enjoy the expansion of the Anniversary Day story, with new characters providing more perspectives on its signature events, while newcomers will get a good introduction to the series.”

Publishers Weekly

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

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The Application of Hope

The Asimov’s Readers Choice Award-winning new novella in Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s acclaimed Diving series.

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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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Street Justice

The long-awaited return of Smokey Dalton

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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 Urban Fantasy Story

In the 1990s, I was known primarily as a fantasy writer, not an sf writer. When I became the editor of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, the old editor (who was still the publisher) edited my fiction–accepting or rejecting what I had written, with...

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 Free Fiction Monday!

A new story every week.

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Pick up the “Bible for the Self-Employed” along with 11 other writing books at

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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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The Kobo Special Ebook Edition of Fiction River includes four bonus stories. Both editions include “The Monster in Our Midst” by Kris Nelscott. Subscribe 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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Wonderful new holiday stories, including my story “Midnight Trains.” 

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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.