Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Good Diving News

I finally got word from Audible that the audio version of the long and mighty Renegat, the next book in the Diving series, has gone into production. Jennifer Van Dyck will be reading the book, which is good news, since she’s done most of the series. I’m told Audible will have the audio version done in time for the September 17 release date for The […]

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Pulphouse Subscription Drive Kickstarter—Tons of Fun Backer Rewards

The new incarnation of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine is two years old. We started the magazine (again) with a successful Kickstarter, and, as we always do for our magazines/anthologies, we’re doing our biannual subscription drive through Kickstarter. Kickstarter is a fun and easy way to get extras to backers. Before the advent of crowdfunding, we had to do paper subscription drives promising one specific extra for […]

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Business Musings: The Decision Tree (Rethinking The Writing Business Part Eight)

At a dinner a few nights ago, Dean said that he was having trouble figuring out how to talk about some of the steps we make in licensing. Dean’s the one who is the face of our workshops, and we’re doing one that chronicles the transition we’re making at WMG Publishing from a publishing business to a licensing business. (You can join it that transition […]

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Racing The Clock

I think all Storybundles should be called Racing The Clock, because that’s what we’re doing. The bundles exist for only a few weeks, and then they vanish. This bundle is particularly fun. Dean Wesley Smith curated it, and consists of ten science fiction and fantasy ebooks, all of which are also thrillers. In other words, you will find yourself racing breathlessly through each volume, hoping […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Standing Up For Grace

Imperia Encanto, the oldest daughter of Prince Charming and Cinderella, can’t stop the girls at her exclusive private school from picking on her sister Grace. In her home Kingdom, Princess Imperia merely frowns to make everyone do her bidding. But in Beverly Hills, no one believes in fairy tales. Too young to have magic, unable to charm like her father does, Imperia relies on something […]

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Business Musings: Expect Success

I’ve been doing a series on licensing for writers, which is subtitled “Rethinking the Writing Business.” Normally, I would put this particular blog as Part 8 of the series, but I’m afraid that would prevent a number of people from reading the post. And I think all writers need to read this blog post, whether they’ve read the previous licensing posts or not. Initially, I […]

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Steaming Toward The End…

…of the Sorcery & Steam Storybundle. I have an original, exclusive, never-before-published fantasy novella in this bundle, titled “Killing The Angel of Death.” There are nine other extremely good ebooks in the bundle, and five of them can only be found at Storybundle. So hurry over and get your books! The bundle disappears for good on Thursday evening, Pacific Time. Click this sentence to order.

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Free Fiction Monday: Scars

Rena lost everything when her husband and son died in a fiery car accident. Now she has only her daily swim at the rec center, where she hopes no one pays attention to her horrible burn scars. But someone noticed—the same someone who murders a lifeguard while Rena does her laps. Only Rena can identify the killer, but the identification might prove more difficult than […]

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Business Musings: Licensing Everywhere (Rethinking The Writing Business Part Seven)

We’ve been deep in the licensing business for six weeks now (more if you follow me on Patreon), and it’s time to take a different perspective for the next two weeks or so. We’ll be diving deeper into licensing and the things we need to do for licensing—going back into the weeds, as it were, in the next couple of weeks, but licensing has been […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Flower Fairies

Funeral directors deal with many unexpected things at a funeral, but only a select few know how to handle an influx of flower fairies. Flower fairies often prove unpredictable…except when they get angry. And then they become terrifying. So, when a flower fairy child shows up alone with a bouquet for someone who requested no ceremony, the funeral director knows to address her carefully. Because […]

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