I told you in my last eclectic post about stuff I’m doing that I’ve had to schedule posts like this after my writing. Yes, Diving is still eating my brain. I’m fighting back with sticky notes and reminders on my writing computer calendar. Tonight’s reminder told me to do something hard. Which I’m punting, because I want to research my next blog post. Instead, I’m […]
According to Officer Nick Mantino, Nutball Season runs from Halloween to Christmas. This Christmas season, he sees more than his usual number of nutballs.
Like the geezer who thinks he has been cast in Miracle on 34th Street. And Mrs. Billings, who tells everyone she will shoot Santa if he lands on her roof.
Mrs. Billings’ threats scare the local children, so Nick must investigate. What he finds in Prudence Billings’ house scares him too—and makes him wonder if he will join the list of candidates for Nutball of the Year.
“Nutball Season,” by World Fantasy Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
Winston’s familiar Ruby, a small black cat, avoids dogs whenever possible. So when Winston finds her in cahoots with a toy poodle-Chihuahua mix, he wants to know why.
Ruby, usually so vocal, says nothing. Her silence, that dog, and a storm in the Oregon Coast community of Seavy Village all combine into one of the most memorable days of Winston’s life.
“Un-Familiar,” by World Fantasy Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
In the Wild West, gunslingers populate the legend of many a dime novel. And Renn knows her way around a gun—and a book—better than most of them, including her famous brother, who can credit his skills to Renn.
So, when the strange little men show up looking to hire her missing-in-action brother, Renn takes the job. And she soon realizes she’ll need every bit of her gun skills and book learning to finish it.
“Renn and the Little Men,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.
Rosalind, a princess of Orsem, believes the kingdom values her less than a coin of the realm. Her father, the King, confirms her belief when he decides to marry her to a prince from a neighboring kingdom, despite the threats of assassination that pour in.
Now, Rosalind must make a choice…Marry? Flee? Or stand and prove herself?
“Coin of the Realm,” by World Fantasy Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.
When veteran New York Times reporter Frank Butler vacations at his grandmother’s old house in Bonner Bay, Oregon, he ignores the town’s strange goings-on. The locals usually appreciate his discretion. Except this year. This year, everyone has an opinion about the new strangers in town, and no one agrees. Not even Frank, who might have to give up some journalistic integrity to save his favorite place on Earth.
“Fit to Print,” by World Fantasy award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.
Carol grew up with the carnival and its attractions. Like the fortune teller: Madame Fortuna. Now Carol runs carnivals and their employees, including Madame Fortuna. When the screaming begins, Carol doesn’t need a fortune teller to predict trouble. She can do that all on her own. Fixing the problem, however, might take a magic touch. “The Most Recent Madame Fortuna,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine […]
Because he lost his arm in the war against Napoleon, Nicholas cannot return to Society. The ton will reject him. Now, he lives in solitude in his estate, claiming he prefers it.
Then a child arrives. A young boy who reminds him of his past. A boy who threatens his present. A boy who must be dealt with to ensure Nicholas’ own future.
“Controlling the Sword,” by World Fantasy Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.
The kids at school call Wilhelmina “Cry-Baby Witch.” Kinda true. At least about the witch part. But they don’t know that, and Willi still struggles to control her magic.
So, when she gets caught using her magic to help one of the animals in Mrs. Anderson’s room, Willi fears the worst. Because creepy Craig Maddson now knows Willi’s secret. She knows he plans to tell on her. But she has no idea how to stop him.
“Chameleon,” by World Fantasy Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.