Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Free Fiction Monday: Hollywood Ending

1946: Betty Nerenhauser works with the famous screenwriter Jackson Holden Carter in hopes of learning enough from him to earn her big break. But her break comes when she least expects it—the day strange little men show up at Jackson’s office asking for his help. Soon, Betty finds out just why Jackson mentored her—and how high the cost if it turns out he was wrong. […]

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Recommended Reading List: May 2019

May started much better than any other month in 2019. I carved out some time late in the day to get reading done, even if I hadn’t finished my email or any of the other work I had. I was really feeling the lack of leisure reading time and it was starting to have an impact on my writing. Lots of good reading this month, […]

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Kickstarter Joy!

The Diving Universe Kickstarter ended last night with a real bang. We ended up at 11x our ask, which amazed me. I had envisioned this Kickstarter as a fan-love project, one that only true fans would be interested in. I expected enough $5 and $15 backers to get us to $2000. Instead, people surprised me, right from the start. I was spot-on about where the […]

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Business Musings: Licensing Expo Prep 1

As I write this, the Las Vegas Licensing Expo is over three weeks away. When this goes live, it’s less than a week away. The expo, which is the biggest of its kind in the world, puts licensors together with licensees, and allows people with intellectual property to perhaps license it to someone who wants to produce some kind of derivative work. If you didn’t […]

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Just A Few Hours Left…

…On the Diving Universe Kickstarter. I bring this up, not to nag you to join the Kickstarter, but to inform you of the incredible value hidden in the  middle of it. If you back the Kickstarter at the $5 level, you will get an ebook of the brand-new Diving novel, The Renegat. You will also get—thanks to stretch goals—three ebook novellas, seven ebook short stories, […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Japanese Sword

Wedding photos capture a lot of things they shouldn’t. Including Susan’s husband Russell necking with one of his colleagues. Susan goes ahead with her plans for Russell’s birthday, plans that include a Japanese sword he’s always wanted. Only this sword possesses something extra—a talent for revenge. “A compelling story of female honour, and a housewife dealing the humiliating revelation of her husband’s infidelity, samurai-style.” —Not […]

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Tiffany, Brittany, And Crystal Get Their Own Omnibus (Or…The Grayson Rebrand Continues)

As many of you know, I finished a new Kristine Grayson novel, Hidden Charm, which will appear in June. Allyson Longuiera at WMG Publishing and I decided to use that opportunity to rebrand the entire series. I also put together omnibuses (I like omnibi better, even if it is wrong) of many of the books, including the author-preferred editions of volumes that you can get […]

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Business Musings: Inventory

We are at the tailend of what I like to call the messy middle of the Diving Universe Kickstarter. Every Kickstarter has a pattern. It goes well in the beginning—almost a straight upward trajectory if you’re graphing it. And then it plateaus. If you’re lucky, the Kickstarter has another growth spurt before funding. And if you’re really lucky, there’s another growth spurt at the very […]

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Good News

I’m so pleased to announce that “Lieutenant Tightass,” won the Asimov’s Readers Choice Award for best novelette! I’m thrilled and honored. “Lieutenant Tightass” is a standalone part of my novel Searching For the Fleet, which is part of the Diving Universe. If you’re interested in sampling the Diving Universe, let me suggest that you back the Diving Kickstarter. For as little as $5, you can […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Dancers Like Children

Dr. Justin Schafer travels to the Bountiful colony to investigate a series of brutal murders. The colonists blame the Dancers, an alien species the colony relies on for its livelihood. But the more Schafer investigates, the more complicated the case seems. He begins to wonder if his past mistakes—mistakes that led to genocide—will color his judgment. And he begins to suspect that the reasons for […]

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