David loved Kari from the moment he first saw her. That love inspired his art. But something more, something darker might prove his greatest inspiration of all—if only he can finally look within his own heart. “Hearts” by USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is available for free on this website for one week only. The […]
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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 USA Today bestselling writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free […]
Drew, a private investigator, protects Karen. Lonely, sad, vulnerable Karen. So, when Karen decides to respond to a suspicious-sounding personal ad about a music audition, Drew tags along. What he observes puts his instincts on high alert. Drew fears the Folklorist plans to use her and toss her away. But the truth will prove far […]
As of this writing, my novel Snipers has been out a little over a month, and it’s received stellar reviews. Booklist gave it a starred review, and others have given it all kinds of kudos. Here’s a sampling: “Told in roughly alternating chapters set in 1913 and 2005, [Snipers] is a deft mixture of SF and mystery […]
Denny and Nikki share a similar history. Or so it seems to Denny when Nikki shows up, bruised and withdrawn, in the quiet Oregon Coast town he now calls home. But history creates a powerful pull on the psyche. Sometimes in good ways. Sometimes in bad. And sometimes, the end of a journey actually marks […]
In the Wild West, gunslingers populate the legend of many a dime novel. And Renn knows her way around a gun—and a book—better than most of them, including her famous brother, who can credit his skills to Renn. So, when the strange little men show up looking to hire her missing-in-action brother, Renn takes the […]
I’m honored to report that my short story, “Local Knowledge,” has just been reprinted in The Best American Mystery Stories 2012 edited by Robert Crais. The story first appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. I’m very pleased by this. If you’d like a copy, you can get it at your local bookseller or find a copy here.
I finished writing a particularly troublesome novel in September. That novel only let me read very dark fiction, nonfiction, or YA novels. (Yes, what I write often dictates what I read.) So I was limited on the first half of the month. As for the second half, I started a lot of books I thought […]
I have a new short story in a beautiful anthology out of Ireland, Box of Delights, edited by John Kenny. Here’s the cover. The anthology has stories by some marvelous authors, including Mike Resnick and Steve Rasnic Tem. I can’t wait to read it. You can find ordering information here.
I have a new short story out in the wonderfully eclectic literary magazine, Rosebud. The story, “Roger, At Sunset,” was one of those amazing stories that arrived fully formed while I was researching something else. Wish that happened to me all the time. You can find Rosebud here. I’d also suggest reading editor Rod Clark’s marvelous […]