Free Fiction Monday: Renn and The Little Men

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 […]

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Local Knowledge in the Best American Mystery Stories of the Year!

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.

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Recommended Reading List: September 2012

I finished writing a particularly troublesome novel in September. That novel only let me read very dark fiction, nonfiction, or YA novels. (Yes, what I write often dictates what I read.) So I was limited on the first half of the month. As for the second half, I started a lot of books I thought I’d love and didn’t finish them. I also read several […]

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Physical Therapy

I have a new short story in a beautiful anthology out of Ireland, Box of Delights, edited by John Kenny.  Here’s the cover. The anthology has stories by some marvelous authors, including Mike Resnick and Steve Rasnic Tem. I can’t wait to read it. You can find ordering information here.

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Roger, At Sunset

I have a new short story out in the wonderfully eclectic literary magazine, Rosebud.  The story, “Roger, At Sunset,” was one of those amazing stories that arrived fully formed while I was researching something else. Wish that happened to me all the time. You can find Rosebud here. I’d also suggest reading editor Rod Clark’s marvelous Voice Over column every month.

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Dread Unlocks

A few months ago, Norm Sherman at the Drabblecast podcast asked me to participate in his Lovecraft tribute month. He wanted a brand new story that referenced Lovecraft, although it didn’t have to be about Lovecraft or Lovecraftian things. So I wrote him “Dread Unlocks,” which just appeared. The cover art is by Bo Kaier, and really suits the story, I think.  The podcast is […]

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Mid-Month Novel Excerpt: Sacrifice

Once per month, I’ll publish an excerpt of one of my novels, and I hope you’ll be intrigued enough to buy the rest of the book.  I began this practice in February. Unlike the free fiction I put up every Monday, the novel excerpts will remain on the site.  If you want to read the opening to the previous six novels, click here. This month, I’m […]

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Mid-Month Novel Excerpt: Simply Irresistible

Once per month, I’ll publish an excerpt of one of my novels, and I hope you’ll be intrigued enough to buy the rest of the book.  I began this practice in February. Unlike the free fiction I put up every Monday, the novel excerpts will remain on the site.  If you want to read the opening to the previous two novels, click here. This month, […]

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Completely Smitten

As many of you already know, I write romance under the name Kristine Grayson.  What I write used to be called paranormal romance, but that’s no longer accurate, since paranormal implies vampires and ghoulies and things, and I write books about Greek gods and fairy tale creatures come to life, mixing them with comic book heroes and Las Vegas detectives.  (Yes, my mind is a […]

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Enter A Future: The Digital Anthology

Asimov’s editor Sheila Williams has put together a spectacular digital anthology with tales from the magazine.  She’s included my award-winning novella, “Recovering Apollo 8.”  I’ve read every single story in the anthology when those stories originally appeared in Asimov’s, and I can tell you this is one amazing collection.  It includes one of my all-time favorite stories, Gord Sellars’ “Lester Young and the Jupiter’s Moons’ […]

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