Business Musings: On Fire

The sunsets and sunrises have been spectacularly beautiful here in Las Vegas for the past three weeks or so—when we’ve had sunsets and sunrises. The smoke from the California wildfires has been incredibly thick, putting a haze on everything. But it gives us blood-red sunrises and sunsets, and occasionally some lovely clouds that will reflect pink and purple. Our air quality has ranged from annoying […]

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Free Fiction Monday: September at Wall and Broad

September 1920, New York City: Phillipa D’Arco makes a living investigating the past for the United States Government. Bloodless, they call her, making her one of the best operatives. So, when Phillipa fails to return back to 2057 to report her findings, Assistant Attorney General Preston Lane needs to make a decision: send in yet another investigator or lose a valuable asset. Whatever Lane decides, […]

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Business Musings: Trainwreck Fall Edition

I adore a good gothic and a somewhat creepy novel (but not too creepy, mind you), so in June, when a reliable friend recommended Simone St. James’s The Sun Down Motel, I ordered a copy immediately, and read it the moment it arrived. Loved it. It’s in my recommended reading list for July. As soon as I finished, I ordered a copy for my sister, […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Courting Rites

When Silas loses his banjo, he seeks help from a P.I. She takes the job to fill her pockets and the never-ending loneliness of her days. But this job might prove much harder than she thought. Because Silas reminds her of moments in her past—and she needs to figure out why. With “Courting Rites,” New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch offers another haunting […]

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Stories, More Diving, and a Half-Off Sale

I get busy, and I forget to update you folks, and then all of the news piles up into a big…news pile. (Okay, you know what I mean.) Let’s go by deadline. First, WMG Publishing is holding a half-off online workshops sale. We did this when COVID started to encourage people to stay in and learn. We hoped it would be a one-shot. It wasn’t. […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Death on D Street

D Street—the closest thing Hope’s Pass has to a red light district. Three whorehouses and a few independents to service the miners who survived the mines outside of town. When someone murders a prostitute, Will, the mayor, must fill in for the drunken sheriff and investigate the crime. Only the crime has deep roots—roots that will touch Will’s entire family and make him question everything […]

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Business Musings: Pivot

On August 7, Wired published an interview with Bill Gates. I had seen excerpts from it, and reactions to it (not all positive), but I hadn’t had time to read it until recently. Gates, for those of you who have been living under a rock for the past decade, has spent the last twenty years working with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which made […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Results

Percentages. Chances. Opportunities. Before Bryan marries Jess, he needs to know what kind of children they’ll have. Fortunately, tests exist for that. The results have arrived, and now they must choose: babies, percentages, or each other? “Results” 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.   Results Kristine […]

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Business Musings: Still Blogging

This week, I wrote the 300th blog post under the name “Business Musings.” That name is the third for the regular Thursday blog. At first, I called it “The Freelancer’s Survival Guide,” at least until I finished that book (after more than a year of posts). Then I switched to a reader-suggested name “The Business Rusch.” I wasn’t fond of tying my name continually to […]

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Two Days Left!

Just a quick reminder that there are only two days left on the Diving Kickstarter. We’ve hit five of six stretch goals, which means there’s a lot that writers can get here for a minimum $5 investment. We hit 5 of 6 stretch goals so far. What this means is that everyone who backs the Kickstarter at $5 or above will get this: •The new […]

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