While I was digging deep into the ugliness that traditional publishing contracts have devolved into, the indie publishing world has grown and changed and become even more positive. More than a light at the end of the tunnel, the indie world has become a haven to those of us willing to work hard and to […]Read More
Shanika never wanted to pursue a career in magic. Her mother dreamed that up for her. So, when she makes it to the finals of the American Magic reality show, she figures she’ll do it for her mother—and the money.
But her talent might just garner her unwanted attention, and a choice she never expected.
“Salem Week,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.Read More
I remember the moment vividly: I was reading Runners World, and an essayist mentioned that while running a race, a person nearby collapsed. The essayist was appalled that she (he?) had a momentary thought— Should I just leave the person there and keep trying for my personal best?—before stopping to help. The essay was about […]Read More
I’m great with schedules. I have a dozen calendars, all with great purpose. I have a computer calendar that notifies me of deadlines and future projects.
It all works—when I have writing deadlines. I set it up for traditional publishing writing deadlines. I have never put promotion on my calendar. Ever. Because I do the minimal amount.
But this fall, failing to put even the most minimal promotion on my calendar has led to a series of problems.Read More
No real publication news today. I just wanted to say thank you to the Kickstarter supporters and the people who have been sharing the Kickstarter with their friends. We hit our third stretch goal late yesterday. That means Kickstarter supporters over the $5 will get three additional books. Frankly, I’m hoping that we will hit […]Read More
A beautiful but scared woman tries to hire Winston Karpathian, but wonders why. Winston possesses only small magic, nothing spectacular, and certainly nothing helpful for a woman like that.
But when she turns up dead, Winston must work with a detective who doesn’t believe in magic to find the woman’s killer. Because Winston believes that the woman’s request for a spell might have more to do with her death than the weapon that killed her.
“Saving Face,” by World Fantasy Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.Read More
Today’s news? I’m in another bundle. This one, the Political Thriller Bundle, will be available until the day after the U.S. election. And while I seriously can’t wait for this particular election cycle to end, I don’t want this bundle to end too quickly—although it will. November 9 is only 61 days away.Read More
For the past several months, I’ve focused on contracts, contract negotiations, rights, and dealbreakers. I know I lost some of my indie (self-published) readers, who are waiting until I finish this series before they return to reading my blog. Those readers believe they will never sign the kind of contract I’m dealing with. They also […]Read More
I warned you: September is a busy month for news. It just keeps on rolling in. In fact, this morning, I received even more news in my email, stuff I had forgotten. Yeah, it’s a fun month. Here’s something really fun. The Women in Science Fiction project that I’ve been working on for the last […]Read More
When Mount Rushmore suddenly disappears—no more presidents gracing its face—The American Observer sends Emelia Sunlake to give the California perspective.
Emelia wants to put “a white, middle-class, female California perspective” on the experience. But she soon discovers that everyone—white, black, Native and non-Native—sees this strange phenomenon differently.
Chosen as one of the best stories of 1994, “Monuments to the Dead” shows Kristine Kathryn Rusch at her best.
“Monuments to the Dead,” by World Fantasy Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.Read More