Retrieval Artist Update #6

The books are moving through the system. Vigilantes has come back from the content editor yesterday. I have a bit of work to do to rearrange that one, which is not a surprise. The Peyti Crisis just went to the copy editor. And I’m nearly done with Starbase Human, although that book is turning out much longer than expected. Two short stories related to Starbase Human will appear before […]

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Retrieval Artist Update #5

Here we go again. Another Retrieval Artist novel finished. I’ve just turned Vigilantes over to Dean, who is my first reader. I’ve finished four novels in less than two months. Sounds impressive, right? But it’s not that impressive. It would be more accurate to say that I’ve assembled four novels in less than two months. I’ve been writing on these and the remaining Retrieval Artist novels since […]

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A Pleasant Surprise (I Hope)

I’m buried so deep in this Retrieval Artist saga that my brain currently resides on the Moon. Those of you who read the Retrieval Artist know what I mean. The rest of you are probably aware that I’m writing something huge, but you haven’t read any Retrieval Artist stuff, so you’re feeling a bit… Well, I’d like to say left out, but you’re probably not. […]

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Retrieval Artist Update #4

Click, click, click, click. The sounds you hear are the pieces falling into place. One week after I gave Dean (who is my first reader) Search & Recovery, I gave him The Peyti Crisis, the next book in the Anniversary Day Saga. If he likes it, it’ll go to the content editor. I didn’t write a 100,000-word novel in a week.  I did, however, write […]

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Retrieval Artist Update #3

In April, I went over A Murder of Clones, and fixed the ending. Then I started what I was calling RA 11. I finished it yesterday. The book is now titled Search & Recovery. Today I go over the book I initially thought would come next—The Peyti Crisis

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Stories, stories, and more stories (plus a reminder)

I’ve gotten so wrapped up in the Retrieval Artist–and yes, there will be an update soon–that I’ve forgotten to share the new stuff with you. Lots of fun and different things to share. First, let me apologize for the changing colors in the post. My theme is melting, literally. We’re hurrying on the new design before this thing breaks down entirely. I can no longer […]

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The Business Rusch: How To Measure Success (Discoverability Part The Last)

Even though I posted a business blog on Tuesday, I couldn’t let a Thursday go by without a blog post. Especially since this week marks the fifth anniversary of the Business Rusch (and the business blog that came before it, The Freelancer’s Survival Guide). Yep, I’ve hit every single Thursday for five years, without a miss. Two-hundred-and-sixty posts. That, my friends, is success. But, weirdly […]

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The Business Rusch: Publicity Campaigns (Discoverability Part 14)

As I started this post on a Monday night over two weeks ago, my Kris DeLake novel, A Spy To Die For, ranked #1 on two Amazon bestseller lists. Both are subgenre lists: 1. Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Science Fiction 2. Books > Romance > Science Fiction And #6 in another: Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense […]

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A New Anthology, A New Story, and One Tight Deadline

I’m pleased to announce that WMG Publishing just released the first Fiction River Special edition, marking the end of the anthology series first year! We’re so pleased–and I’m especially thrilled. I edited Fiction River Special: Crime, and invited all kinds of wonderful writers to join up.  From bestsellers to Edgar-award winners to a handful of first sales, the writers in this volume are–to a person–fantastic.    […]

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The Business Rusch: When The Old Ways Work (Discoverability Part 13)

Yeah, yeah, I was pretty disparaging of the old ways to promote books back fifteen weeks ago, when I was just digging into this series. And there’s a good reason to disparage the way Things Have Always Been Done. But here’s the catch: The old ways work. Occasionally. Sometimes. When done right. They usually aren’t done right. In fact, most places—including traditional publishers—use all the […]

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