Hectic month. I’m beginning to think they’re all hectic these days. Ah, well. I’m getting some reading done, but not as much as I want. And some books read slower than others. In fact, one of the books I read took almost five days to finish. It’s in a side series that I like. The main series is something I don’t much like. This book […]
Back on schedule, more or less. I’m scheduling these recommended reading lists as I start them, so if they seem a little incomplete, it’s because they go live whether I like it or not. No more tinkering! I’m still adding recommended books from my one-year hiatus. I’m not marking which are which, but you might be able to tell. Also in the past year, I […]
Most of what I read in February was for the Fiction River anthologies and for the various workshops I did. Most of that will receive recommendations from me—or you can just consider Fiction River its own recommendation. But for the rest of February, I researched a new novel and read some stuff that mostly did not impress me. In fact, I had to go back […]
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.
The Business Rusch: Quality Kristine Kathryn Rusch Last week, I finally figured out how to describe the changes going on in the publishing industry. My post, “Scarcity and Abundance,” went viral. If you haven’t read it, please do so, just so that I don’t have to redefine my terms again. As usual with a viral post, I got a lot of push-back. Only this time, the […]
February went by much too fast. I got a lot of reading done, but not as much as I expected. I was (and still am) on an urban fantasy kick. I’m finding that most of what I read is predictable and easy to skim, even series that I read all the way through. I’m not recommending most of it, sadly, because while it is giving […]
I got a lot of reading done in February, and I’m not sure how. I was writing every minute I could and I also co-taught a workshop with Dean, Denise Little, and John Helfers. Did lots of reading there, but you won’t see those stories until they hit print. Very good stories they were too. What amazes me is how much I read and discarded […]