Free Fiction Monday: The Front Porch

The Front Porch: the place, literal or figurative, where Americans watch the world go by.

Journalists help expand America’s front porch to a worldwide stage. They put on a pretty face and soften the blow of ugly news. They must hold the line between “need to know” and “too much information.”

But when the horrors of the world become just another day at the office, what cost will delivering the news exact on those at its heart?

“The Front Porch,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

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Free Fiction Monday: Going Native

Everyone wants the ability to teleport from one place to another in an instant. But what happens if something goes wrong? And what happens if the government refuses to listen?

When a journalist on assignment visits a convention held by a fringe group who believes that teleportation has changed them—he wonders how he will manage to complete his assignment. But the more he talks to the TVSo?s, the more he becomes convinced they might not be crazy—they might just be right.

“Going Native,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, which was a Finalist for the Best Fiction Maggie Award given by the Western Publications Association, is free on this website for one week only.

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Free Fiction Monday: Embedded

As a long-time embedded reporter, Khalil thinks he’s seen it all. But during his latest assignment—against an enemy he doesn’t understand and in a conflict he understands less—Khalil finds himself in the middle of the action, but not in the way he expected. And he quickly realizes that what lies beneath the surface on this ice-covered planet will change his life, and the lives of many others, forever.
USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch draws on her background as a professional journalist to pen this transformative tale that superbly captures the friction between the press and the military and demonstrates that valor can be found in the least expected places. “Embedded” is free on this website for one week only.

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Free Fiction Monday: The Best and the Brightest

In a 1960s Chicago where Bobby Kennedy serves as president, Mayor Daley rules the city and Martin Luther King, Jr. finds himself victim to a failed assassination attempt, the African-American community hoped Willis would change the world. But when his chance comes in the form of a story implicating Kennedy and Daley in the hit on King, Willis must make a choice: make history or […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Front Porch

The Front Porch: the place, literal or figurative, where Americans watch the world go by. Journalists help expand America’s front porch to a worldwide stage. They put on a pretty face and soften the blow of ugly news. They must hold the line between “need to know” and “too much information.” But when the horrors of the world become just another day at the office, […]

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The Business Rusch: Free

The Business Rusch: Free Kristine Kathryn Rusch I just came across a terrible article on Galley Cat from the Media Bistro site. Galley Cat bills itself “The First Word on the Book Publishing Industry,” and Media Bistro, when it started years ago, was supposedly going to shed journalistic light on the publishing industry. Let us all pause while I chuckle darkly. I really should stop […]

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November 2010 Recommended Reading List

Even though I extol the virtues of electronic books, there’s still something to be said for going to the bookstore.  I picked up the Barrowcliffe below because it was on Powells Books (airport) recommended shelf.  I found half a dozen books in stores this week that I wouldn’t have seen otherwise. I read a lot in November, but much of it was newspapers and research […]

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