Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Oodles of Holiday Fiction

I have no idea how much an oodle is, but we’re going to assume it’s a great deal. Anyone who comes to this website regularly knows how much I like holiday stories. I like them sweet and saccharine; I like them dark and murdery; I like them horrific and bloody. If a story has a holiday in it and the story is good, I’m there. […]

Read Me Leave comment

Business Musings: Sustainability

If you want to sustain your writing and publishing businesses, you have to stop thinking like a manufacturer.

Read Me 26 Comments

Recommended Reading List: November, 2017

November flew by for reasons I have yet to figure out. Almost all of my reading was wonderful, and I really had to work to find time to list everything. I started some of my holiday reading early, not because I want the year to end (which is different from last year), but because some books arrived that I couldn’t wait to read, so I […]

Read Me 2 Comments

Free Fiction Monday: Inspiration

Cat’s love for John inspires the bestselling romances she writes. Her heroes and heroines experience what she cannot: John’s touch.

John, too, longs for Cat’s touch. Instead, he protects her. But protecting the living comes with risks. If he goes too far, he could lose her forever.

When Cat’s romance novels bring an uninvited guest to her door on Christmas Eve, the choices she and John make could finally allow them to consummate their relationship—or end their time together forever.

“Inspiration,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

Read Me Leave comment

Business Musings: Burnout and the Indie Writer

Burnout. I’ve been hearing that word a lot in the writer community. It took a while for the word to penetrate. I’ve had my own things to deal with this year, and I really haven’t been looking outward as much as I usually do. But a friend who traveled to a number of conventions this year mentioned that avoiding burnout was a topic at every […]

Read Me 31 Comments

Free Fiction Monday: Snow Angels

Bobberts got his name from his little sister Sarah. He likes her okay. But she can be annoying, like when she wants to make snow angels at the Christmas tree farm. 

Bobberts wants to cut the tree himself. He has a knife, but Dad won’t let Bobberts near the trees. Bobberts has to watch Sarah. That’s when Bobberts learns how important knives can be…

“Snow Angels,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

Read Me Leave comment

Special Holiday Recommended Reading List 2017

I started the Holiday Recommended Reading List when I realized that I point out all the great holiday stories in January, after the season has passed. I am always a month behind in reporting what I read. So I wanted you to find the great stories that I’ve enjoyed over the months. I love holiday stories of all kinds. I save up the stories to […]

Read Me 2 Comments

Business Musings: Giving Thanks

When I planned this blog, I thought I’d list all of the cool things I learned in 2017. However, as I looked at my list, and my potential list, and added the things I had missed, I realized that the very list of cool things is overwhelming, and not something I can write about quickly.

I want to take some time with these cool things, so I’ll probably do this as a ramp-up to 2018, because there’s a lot of great things.

Instead, I’ll first examine the things that have made a difference for me in 2017, and then I’ll look at a couple of other things that have extended over the years.

Read Me 13 Comments

Free Fiction Monday: Snow Day

When Gabriella finds herself stranded at O’Hare airport because of an epic snowstorm, she hopes she will still make it to Thanksgiving dinner with her family.

But as the storm rages on, she begins to look for new ways to entertain herself. Until the moment when one word from a handsome man at a nearby gate will make her question a pivotal decision from long ago—and might just offer the key to a happy ending.  

A heartwarming story of self-discovery and second chances.

“Snow Day,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

Read Me 5 Comments

Business Musings: It’s Not About Us

Last week’s blog, “The People in Your Office,” sparked a lot of discussion on writer and reader websites. The comments section deals with both points of view as well. A lot of the comments have rattled around in my brain since the post went up. I love how Jonathan Moeller summarized one part of it: I really think that two of the keys for long-term […]

Read Me 16 Comments