A New Nonfiction Book, A Bundle, and It’s Almost Time To Ask Me Anything

WMG Publishing just published the Writing With Chronic Illness book that I wrote earlier this year. I excerpted sections on my blog…or rather, I wrote sections in public on my blog. A number of you said you wanted to know when the book appeared. It has now. And…you can get it as part of the annual Spring Writing Storybundle. So rather than pay full price, […]

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Business Musings: Book-Shaming

Book-shaming. I’ll be so happy if that term disappears because we no longer need it. Right now, however, I think it has moved to another part of the industry. Writers are suffering a lot of book-shaming right now. Or should I say publishing-shaming.

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Paranormal Romance, Lots of Fantasy, and a Preorder!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Uncollected Anthology has a new issue. This one? Happily Ever Afters. Guest author Anthea Sharp joins me, Dayle Dermatis, and Leah Cutter to give you the  most romantic fantasy stories possible. The idea behind the Uncollected Anthology is this: we share a theme, and then sell the stories individually. (For those of you who read my business blog, […]

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A New Short Story, A Disaster, and Cat Pictures

For years, I’ve enjoyed the Chicks in Chainmail anthologies, edited by Esther M. Friesner. Humor, fantasy, warrior women…what’s not to love? A year or so ago, she asked me to be in the latest volume, Chicks and Balances, which she edited with John Helfers. I thought about it, wasn’t really inspired by actual chainmail, so I thought about what armor really is, and when it’s needed…and somehow, I ended up at the Academy Awards, on the red carpet, with demons. Yeah, that makes sense—in a Rusch kinda way.

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The Business Rusch: The Biggest News of The Summer

The marvelous Tom Dupree, one of the best people I’ve ever worked with in traditional publishing, wrote a great blog last month.  In it, he claims that the biggest news of the summer so far, maybe even the biggest news of the year, isn’t the fact that Apple lost the anti-trust lawsuit the Justice Department brought against it, or even that Barnes & Noble continues […]

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Recommended Reading List March 2011

I read a lot of anthologies in March, most of which I will not recommend.  I’ve been searching for a certain type of writer, because one of my favorites has repeatedly failed me, and I’d like to replace him with a similar book.  I’ve been reading the anthologies cover to cover, forcing myself into some stories I wouldn’t normally read (usually by very popular authors), […]

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