Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Free Fiction Monday: Rocket Girls

Angie achieved fame as a spacer. But when some fresh-faced interviewer asks Angie to tell the origin story of the Space Bimbos, the interviewer gets more than she bargained for. Instead, Angie tells the tale of a group of ambitious and talented girls who, inspired by an old pulp magazine called Rocket Girls, cobbled together a rocket and tried to blast off into space—and then, […]

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Business Musings: Advertising: The Year in Review Part 6

2022: The year that advertising stopped working. That’s not true, but it feels true. Conversations at the 20Booksto50K conference were all about the broken ad revenues, and the inability to goose algorithms. BookBub ads don’t seem as effective. Newsletter campaigns aren’t working. And what happened to all the book bloggers? Nothing seemed to get a book traction…except…BookTok, maybe. Social media sites at the beginning of […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Other People’s Stupidity

Rachel knows the law better than most judges, and the clients she defends pay her accordingly. Especially boneheaded clients, whom she charges a stupidity fee. But as New Year’s Eve approaches, someone from her past needs her help. A sexy someone. Someone she doesn’t want to represent. Someone who might just cause more trouble that Rachel imagines. “Other People’s Stupidity,” by New York Times bestselling author […]

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Recommended Reading List: November 2022

I sat down to add something to this list, and realized I hadn’t started it. I had just set my books aside. Whoops. I thought I’d been keeping up all month. Such a surprise. What I sat down to add was a bit about The Best American Essays 2022. I love these volumes, as you know, but I had to set this year’s aside. It’s […]

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Business Musings: Amazon: Year in Review Part 5

I used to be quite dismissive of the usefulness of the 20Booksto50K conference. Pre-pandemic, 20Books was all about Amazon, Kindle, Kindle Select, and making money on page reads. Great money, for a few folks who learned to manipulate Amazon’s algorithms. Good money, for some who went exclusive to Amazon and manipulated the algorithms. Okay money, for many who did what they could when they were […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Christopher’s Crummy Christmas

Eleven-year-old Christopher always spends Christmas alone. This year, he plans to change that. This year, he’ll find a way to make his parents stay home. Everyone tells him he’ll ruin Christmas, but he doesn’t care. He wants a good Christmas, and he’ll do anything to get it. A classic Christmas story that first appeared in Boys’ Life Magazine. “Christopher’s Crummy Christmas,” by New York Times bestselling […]

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Yes, I’m Behind…

…Especially on the Recommended Reading List. I’m going to get there, but the last 2 weeks have consisted of literally cramming to get too many projects done in too little time. (Including a Diving novella for Asimov’s!) Big final project for Spanish, which included some reading that really inspired me on a few things, so more writing there. And then…well, I face-planted. You’d think after […]

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Business Musings: Tea Leaves: Year in Review 2022 Part 4

I started this year’s Year in Review blogs with traditional publishing partly because that Department of Justice anti-trust case produced such juicy tidbits that I couldn’t ignore them, and partly because I have always started with traditional publishing. Back in the day, I saw all of us (writers, readers, and publishers) as creatures that emerged from traditional publishing. Now, I see a lot of writers […]

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Time Travel For The Holidays…Oh, And One More Cool Thing!

I’m lucky to have books and stories in the latest Storybundle. This one is on time travel. The ten books in the bundle represent many different forms of time travel, from time travel sf to time travel fantasy to time travel mystery to time travel romance. If you scan to the bottom of this post, you can learn more about each book. You have about […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Frank’s Corner Bar

Frank’s Corner Bar boasts a long history. And traditions. Especially Christmas traditions. But this year, Christmas might just hold a few surprises for everyone. “Frank’s Corner Bar,” 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. It was first published as part of the WMG Holiday Spectacular 2020. To learn more […]

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