Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Free Fiction Monday: The Charming Way

Mellie keeps a secret: she blames fairy tales for ruining her life. She believes she can stop fairy tales from ruining other people’s lives by forcing booksellers to stop selling fairy tales. 

But on the way to her protest at a book fair, she runs into a handsome man. A very handsome man who also happens to be Prince Charming. And he loves books. Even fairy tales.

The short story that provided the inspiration for Grayson’s paranormal romance novel, Wickedly Charming.

“The Charming Way,” by bestselling author Kristine Grayson, is free on this website for one week only.

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Psst! You! The Person Who Hasn’t Read Diving Yet! Do I Have A Deal For You…

In anticipation of Searching For The Fleet, which will appear in September, WMG Publishing is doing a major ebook promotion on the entire series. If you haven’t entered my Diving universe yet, now’s the time. You can get the first book—the award-winning Diving Into The Wreck—for free. The second book, City of Ruins, is 99 cents. And the third book, Boneyards, is $1.99. So you […]

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Business Musings: Sometimes I Just React…

I don’t get it. I really don’t. You’d think they all started out wanting to tell their own stories. You’d think they identified themselves as writers first, not book stuffers or algorithm gamers. But I have no idea, really, and I’ve been part of the indie movement almost from the beginning. You see, at lunch today, I finally had a chance to read Sarah Jeong’s […]

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Another Piece of Searching For The Fleet Appears!

Bit by bit, pieces of Searching For The Fleet are leaking out. Those of you who read “Dix” in Asimovs a few months back saw part of Searching For The Fleet. Here’s another piece. It’s a story about Coop from the days before he became captain of the Ivoire. The reactions to this story are pretty strong, which pleases me. I hope it brings some […]

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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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