Free Fiction Monday: Star

On the night Anna’s boyfriend tried to kill her, Anna’s badly injured cat Star disappeared. Now, half a continent away, Anna’s neighbor tells her about a white cat with unusual markings haunting the neighborhood. Do cats have ghosts? Or has Star herself somehow made her own incredible journey across the country to be with the only person she’s ever loved?

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The Business Rusch: Blogs, Guest Blogs, and Blog Interviews (Discoverability Part 9)

 Before I get too deep in this week’s blog post, I’m going to point out a few things of my own that will be part of future blog posts (and also touch upon past posts). First, I’m participating in the first of three book bundles. This kind of bundle (there are several other kinds, which we’ll discuss) combines the fan bases of eight different writers. […]

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Diving the Time Stream Workshops with Galahad…

Or something like that. I mean, even I get tired of calling these news posts “News!” So, here’s a few things you might want to catch up on. First, WMG Publishing has put together a Diving Bundle. They’ve compiled six of the novellas from the Diving universe into one hefty ebook, and had me write an introduction. If you’ve read the first four Diving novels, […]

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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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The Business Rusch: Thanks-giving

 For the fourth year in a row, I have posted a blog on Thanksgiving. But this year is the first time I’ve decided to write a post about the holiday itself. Many of you who read this are not from the United States, which is why I have ignored the holiday (and most others like it) in the past. But the holiday is an unusual […]

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The Destroyer

Daw books just published  my short story, “The Destroyer,” in Human For  A Day, one of the last anthologies co-edited by Martin H. Greenberg. As usual, I had a marvelous time working with Marty, Jennifer, and Tekno. I’ll miss those interactions. That business has changed a great deal these days. But we’ll have the anthologies. And this one looks good, just from the table of contents. […]

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Good Golly, Miss Molly

I call her the celebutante. That’s our little Molly, thirteen weeks old, and already short about 8 lives.  We got her at the vet on impulse.  She has a broken leg–well, ruined leg is more like it.  And because she benefited from my small town’s charity, she’s in the local paper this week. Here’s the article in the News Guard, complete with photo and video. […]

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Vampires, G-Men, and Other Creatures

I haven’t posted the new stories available in electronic editions in almost a week, so here they are. I’m listing the three easy access sites.  It takes 6 weeks to reach the other sites like iBook, but eventually they will be on those sites as well. A Shamus Award nominee.  Pita Cardena runs a very small law firm that is suffocating under a very big […]

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The Disappearance of Wicked

One of my own personal favorites–“The Disappearance of Wicked”–appears in the March/April edition of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.  I think I like this story because I needed a writer’s office cat, so I inserted my own. The Goddess, as she appears in this story, was as she appeared in life–forever biting the hand that fed her, threatening the raccoons, and being her usual tough self. […]

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