To understand what I am about to write, you need to understand that I am the adult child of two alcoholics. I’ve had tons of therapy to deal with my hugely destructive upbringing, so I know what triggers me. 2020 triggered me—of course. We all had to deal with things from deaths to illness to lockdown, and each of our journeys is personal. It’s also […]
We had a surprise move in June. We found a wonderful place and decided to go for it, just like most of America, it seems. So we spent a few weeks shuffling things around. I ended up reading bits and pieces of novels, unable to concentrate. Really didn’t finish much, which is on me. July is already better. Here’s what I liked. June, 2021 […]
The sunsets and sunrises have been spectacularly beautiful here in Las Vegas for the past three weeks or so—when we’ve had sunsets and sunrises. The smoke from the California wildfires has been incredibly thick, putting a haze on everything. But it gives us blood-red sunrises and sunsets, and occasionally some lovely clouds that will reflect pink and purple. Our air quality has ranged from annoying […]
Silas has worked for Death in Nevada for 150 years. He gets Christmas and Christmas Eve off. Only this year, his substitute finds him in a Las Vegas casino. His substitute, who is little more than a boy, a boy whose task terrifies him. If the boy finishes the task, he’ll have a permanent job. If he doesn’t, a dozen kids will live in agony. […]
I’m putting this out a few days later than I planned because I got behind in updating it. I didn’t so much lose track of the reading list as I decided to put sleep ahead of the updates. Part of the issue was that I did an in-person craft workshop this month, which meant I read a lot of great manuscripts, some of which I […]
When Serena meets Dylan in a casino hallway, she embraces the fairy tale. Whirlwind romance, Vegas wedding, all of it. But when the fairy tale ends abruptly, she vows to find out why. And what she discovers proves more shocking than winning big in Vegas. Named one of the best short mysteries of the year for 2018 by SleuthSayers. “There’s a lot of thoughtful […]
Recently, someone asked me why Dean and I continue to teach writing workshops. Most established writers don’t, unless they’re asked to address a college class or spend a week at Clarion. Even then, they’re following someone else’s format, and simply putting their spin on it. Dean and I have developed an entire curriculum, both online and in-person, and we continue to add to it. We […]
He calls himself Ben…sometimes. Mostly he avoids thinking of his name so other people won’t remember him.
He kills people for a living, but he has standards. He uses astrology to help him follow the right path.
But when someone targets him, Ben realizes his methods might just get the astrologers who have been helping him killed.
“Ghosts,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
Kincaid always shows up at a crime scene before the crime happens. Except at the Burger Joint. He got stuck in Los Angeles traffic and arrived just after the shooting ended. Now he must deal with carnage, carnage he couldn’t prevent—carnage he has never been able to prevent.
The carnage takes him to the end of his singular talent, and as he tries to flee, he comes face-to-face with his future, and his ever-so-difficult past.
“Spirit Guides,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.