Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Get Your Copy of The New Fey Book Now!

The Kickstarter on The Kirilli Matter, the first new book of the Fey in 22 years, went live a few minutes ago. Officially, The Kirilli Matter will be published in February, but you can get an early copy (and lots of other goodies) by backing the Kickstarter. This is a short Kickstarter, so you only have ten days. I’m very excited about this book. It […]

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Free Fiction Monday: My Real Cousin Ruby

For as long as she can remember, she has had two cousins named Ruby. Her so-called cousin, who lives in this world and whom she can’t stand, and the cousin she meets in her dreams—her Real Cousin Ruby. Her siblings all dream about Real Cousin Ruby, too. But why? In “My Real Cousin Ruby,” World Fantasy Award winner Kristine Kathryn Rusch challenges the border between […]

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Business Musings: How Writers Fail (Part 8): Yeah, I Already Know That

I recently read a novel by a traditionally published writer who’s been a favorite of mine for forty years. The novel was good—her work is always good—but it lacked dramatic tension. At one point, Dean asked me what genre the book was, because the cover didn’t communicate a genre clearly. I was about 100 pages from the end. I paused, frowned, and said, “I have […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Killing Time

Paula finds herself living a memory. Transported back in time, she straddles then and now. She must choose: Relive the past or accept the present. But what if Paula wants a third option—one no one thought she’d ever choose. “Killing Time” by Hugo Award-winning 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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Last Day For The Half-Off Writing Workshop Sale

Yes, I know, I’m letting you know this late in the day. But it was the first moment I have. We have a lot of new classes available for the first time in the sale, including me talking about Lessons From The Writing of The Fey. Yeah, you get to hear some details and maybe get some advice about what you can do. If you […]

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Business Musings: The Business Mindset

Artists: I want you to pay attention here because this post is for you. The rest of you, those who love business, please read because you might find some inspiration here. But I’m talking to the folks who seem to believe that practicing art is something that is divorced from business and must remain so. Those who practice art in this way believe that once […]

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Workshop Sale and Humble Bundle Reminder

We announced last month that we were going to do regular sales of the online writing workshops, so that you folks had time to organize your finances if you wanted to order tons of workshops. Or something like that. ? Anyway, here’s your reminder: The August Workshop Sale is underway. Go to Teachable, pick what you want, and then put in the code AugustRegularSale. Dean […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Murder, She Workshopped

You know that famous mystery writer? The one whom death stalks wherever she goes? Turns out bad luck doesn’t cause death to follow her. She provokes it all—for a reason. And this time, someone will stop her. A student at a writing workshop has a secret agenda. Yes, she wants to become a bestseller. But first she must deal with the competition—in a wholly unexpected […]

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Business Musings: How Writers Fail (Part 7): Competition

This is another one of those deceptive titles, like “Money.” Because when most writers read “Competition” as the sub header here, they think, Yep, there’s just too much competition out there. A handful of writers win, but the rest of us lose. Um…no. Readers are a fascinating bunch. They’re terribly unpredictable. Just because something is marked “bestselling” doesn’t mean that everyone wants to read it. […]

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Diving News!

For the second time in my career, I’m honored to have a full novel in Asimov’s SF Magazine. This novel, The Court Martial of the Renegat Renegades, won’t be published as a standalone until June of 2023. However, you can read it in Asimov’s in two parts. The first part has just appeared, and you can read an excerpt here. I’m so excited about this […]

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