I generally post my recommended reading list a month or three after I’ve done the reading. Which means that all of the holiday stories that I read get recommended in January or February. Last year, I decided to do a compilation of past holiday recommends so that you can get them for the appropriate season, and it worked so well that I’m doing it again […]
I’m honored to report that my short story, “Local Knowledge,” has just been reprinted in The Best American Mystery Stories 2012 edited by Robert Crais. The story first appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. I’m very pleased by this. If you’d like a copy, you can get it at your local bookseller or find a copy here.
I read a lot of short fiction in May. I didn’t finish a lot of books. I dipped in and out of anthologies, collections, magazines, and individual short Kindle titles. I was exhausted, a lot happened this month, and I couldn’t sustain concentration long enough to finish many novels. In fact, I often forgot I was reading something until I opened my Kindle or my […]
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine has just published my story, “Local Knowledge,” in its November issue. You can get the issue online in various e-bookstores or in print on any newsstand. You can also order direct from the publisher. And if you’d like to see an excerpt from the story before you buy, click here: Excerpt
The Business Rusch: Short Stories Kristine Kathryn Rusch For the past several weeks, I’ve been talking about things to watch out for in traditional publishing from the writer’s point of view. The contracts and relationships in traditional publishing have changed dramatically, and many established authors, busy with their deadlines, haven’t noticed. I hope they read those blogs and realize what is going on before they […]
I know, I know. I read the Christmas stories before Christmas, to prep myself for the season, but I’m telling you about them here. Ah, well. Buy the issues/books now and save the stories for next year…. As you can tell from the list, I went on a short story binge in December. For some reason I hadn’t read a lot of short fiction in […]
I love first day of the new year. I open all of my calendars and I have a lot of calendars. I have a wall calendar (Vintage SF magazine art), two day-to-day calendars—one for my office (Get Fuzzy) and one for the kitchen (Pearls Before Swine), a leather-bound desk calendar for my office (The New Yorker Calendar), two small desk calendars for my closet—one for […]
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine‘s September/October issue contains my story “Mr. Alibi.” It’s about an unusual detective and an even more unusual situation. A bit fun, a bit weird. You can order it here or get it at your local newsstand. Or download entire issue on Kindle or Fictionwise.