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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 […]

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The Business Rusch: Ghosts of Writers Future

Earlier this week, I sat down with the pile of estate planning books I’d bought to prepare for this series of blog posts I’ll be doing on estate planning for writers. My plan is this: I’ll blog about this topic about once a month as I research it and as I determine how to improve […]

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The Business Rusch: Want To Be Read 100 Years From Now? Here’s How.

So, you want to be an artist. You want to be one of those writers everyone has read, even though you’re long dead. You want your work in libraries, on bookstore shelves, and in digital format. You want professors to assign your work, or kids to sneak that “crap” that everyone decries but everyone loves. […]

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Monthly Novel Excerpt: Smoke-Filled Rooms

Once a month,  I’ll publish an excerpt of one of my novels, and I hope you’ll be intrigued enough to buy the rest of the book.  I began this practice in February of 2011. Initially, I called this the Mid-Month Novel Excerpt, but I’m doing too many things in the middle of the month on this website. […]

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Mid-Month Novel Excerpt: A Dangerous Road

Once per month, I’ll publish an excerpt of one of my novels, and I hope you’ll be intrigued enough to buy the rest of the book.  I began this practice in February of 2011. Unlike the free fiction I put up every Monday, the novel excerpts will remain on the site.  If you want to read […]

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Recommended Reading List: September 2011

I got back to reading in September, but bumped along on my choices. I had trouble concentrating in the first part of the month, since so much was going on in my life. I read a celebrity memoir and enjoyed it, but don’t feel it was good enough to recommend. Then I read two other […]

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A New Science Fiction Story!

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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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New Romantic Fantasy Short Story!

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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, Anthea Sharp, and Leah Cutter have joined me in this paranormal romance/urban fantasy "anthology."

Find out how to buy all the stories by clicking on this sentence.

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.

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Warrior Women!

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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.

A New Anthology And A New Short Story

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I'm proud of this anthology of strong crime stories. The volume includes one of my Kris Nelscott stories, but buy it for the great read. Click on the words below to get your copy or pick it up at your favorite retailer.

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