Free Fiction Monday: Heading West

She heads west to escape. The old-timers watch her coming as the full moon fills the Montana skies. Strange things happen to women here during the full moon.

And everyone here knows that but her.

“Heading West,” by World Fantasy Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

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Business Musings: Taste (or Blaming The Writer)

When I teach craft workshops, one of the things I work on the hardest is teaching writers the difference between taste and “good fiction.” I put “good fiction” in quotes, because there seems to be this belief among most writers and readers that “good fiction” is something quantifiable. Certain books are “good” because they have elements that professors approve of, or elements that the culture […]

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Website News

The eagle-eyed among you noted that my website was down from Saturday through Monday night, which is the second time the site went down for a long period of time in the past month. The problem isn’t on my end. It’s the web hosting service. So, this little wake-up call has made me decide to make some changes here at the website. You might not […]

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Free Fiction Monday: FoL

Jonathan Alexander Nicholas Ashworth the Fourth—called Nico—fears nothing. He lives a life of power, prestige, money. He makes his own way, but when that fails, he uses fixers, the best money can buy.

Until FoL begins targeting him. Against FoL, fixers can’t help him.

Can he help himself? Or will FoL win?

A powerful story about truth and consequences.

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

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Business Musings: Blip or New Reality?

A lot of times on this blog, I deal with the problems in publishing. Bad problems, like agents embezzling, traditional publishers not paying royalties, income going down, or sales not up to expectations. In the early days of indie publishing, I would also blog about the problems of success. In our workshops and classes, we call them problems you trade up for. Just because a […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Silence

Homicide Detective Spencer Gray knows he should feel grateful for the lack of work due to The Silence—two weeks without a murder in Manhattan. But he misses the action. More, something feels off.

When one of his colleagues suggests a wager to see who can close the strangest case on his or her desk, he knows just the one. But solving this case might mean uncovering answers he’ll wish he hadn’t found.

“The Silence,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only. The story’s also available as an ebook through various online retailers here. 

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Recommended Reading List: June, 2018

Fascinating reading month for me. It includes some big name writers who lived up to their brands and some lesser known writers as well. I’m finally getting into a rhythm here in Vegas, and that pleases me. (Please note that I use Amazon links because I’m lazy, not as a major recommendation.) I’ve also been line-editing Fiction River: Feel The Love, so I’ve been enjoying […]

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Business Musings: Own It

It took me a long time to learn that negotiation is all about strength. If you say, My agent or my lawyer too many times in the middle of a negotiation, the person on the other side of that negotiation won’t want to talk to you. You’re not the one with power.

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Free Fiction Monday: When Thomas Jefferson Dined Alone

When Living History Professor Kimber Lawson’s least favorite student brings her a report of Mary Todd Lincoln conducting séances in the White House, Kimber brushes it off.

But then more reports come to her attention—of historical figures hearing voices, seeing ghosts and holding séances that had never before been reported—she knows she must investigate.

And what she finds might change everything she thought she knew about time travel.

“When Thomas Jefferson Dined Alone,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

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Business Musings: Outside The Box

While Dean was running one of our webinars on the morning I wrote this post, I decided to work in one of the nearby cafes. As I came in, a beautiful little girl wearing a flower in her hair and a sparkly unicorn t-shirt with pink shorts ran up to the counter. She tried to peer over it, failed, and then looked at her parents, […]

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