Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Business Musings: How Writers Fail (Part 9): They Quit

The title of this post seems obvious. How do writers fail? They quit. Yes, they do. But it’s about more than quitting, really. This post is about when they quit. Let me start with a quote from John Mellencamp that slapped me about the face and neck when I was casually reading the AARP Magazine. To celebrate his seventieth year, Mellencamp was interviewed about  his […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Children of the Night

No one told Cammie about the children. She finds out on her sixth eradication. The fear in the little girl’s eyes, the horror at Cammie’s approach, brings on the dreams. She trained hard to become a vampire slayer, but now she questions everything. Her job, her motivations, even her own past. “Children of the Night,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website […]

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Recommended Reading List: September, 2022

Read a lot this month, but much of it was academic articles in Spanish for one of my classes. You can thank me for not recommended any of those. I also read some great unpublished novellas, but I’m afraid you won’t be able to find them…yet. If the writers let me know when/where they’re published, I’ll let you know. Otherwise, what you’ll find below are […]

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Business Musings: Advertising, Marketing, and Connection

Every time I turn around, someone is talking about advertising. It seems like every news story mentions it. Many of the magazines I subscribe to mention it. When I go on social media someone is discussing it. Right now, every business article that revolves around Hollywood or movies or TV mentions advertising, because it’s changing. Streaming services that once had one tier, paid for with […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Little Miracles

As a homicide detective, Frank deals with violent death every day. And his reaction to those deaths kills him by inches. Until his most recent case forces him to take a long, hard look at his emotional state. The murder scene’s only survivor might hold the clues Frank needs to solve the case. It might even hold the key to Frank’s very salvation. “Little Miracles,” […]

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Business Musings: A Worrying One Percent

Every year, we buy the Pearls Before Swine daily calendar. When we started into 2022’s daily calendar, I hesitated. Stephen Pastis had written all of the comics in 2020, and he was commenting on the then-current events. I told Dean that I did not want to relive 2020. Dean told me I didn’t have to read the comic strips, but he wanted to. So they’re […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Overworked

When Detective Mick Hanrahan finds himself subpoenaed back to Seavy County, Oregon, for a homicide case involving his former job, he dreads every minute of it. But Mick quickly discovers the case, which he thought a slam-dunk, involves angles he never expected. In a small county with understaffed legal and law enforcement departments, Mick might hold the key to preventing any further injustice. “Overworked,” by New […]

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Business Musings: Events Versus Urgency

A few weeks ago, I posted a blog titled “Searching For A Sense of Urgency.”  As usual, I uploaded that post to my Patreon page early, and received quite a few comments on it. Two were posted to Patreon for the other supporters to see, and one of those comments got me thinking. The long post, “Searching For a Sense of Urgency,” focuses on the […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Hunches

The Fleet designed the new SC-Class ships with an impenetrable bridge. The most protected spot on the ship. Right in the center. So, when Lieutenant Balázs Jicha realizes the bridge of the Izlovchi now opens to space, he fights to remember what happened. And what to do next. Jicha always follows his hunches. Now, he must rely on those hunches to help him save his […]

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A Quick Thank You!

Thank you to all of the backers and supporters of the Fey Kickstarter. I’m so honored and grateful for your support and interest in the new book. The new book will go out as soon as possible, after all of the backer surveys are completed and we know what’s what. I hope you enjoy the read. Thank you again!!!!

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