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Monthly archives for May, 2009

April 2009 Recommended Reading List

I got behind this month, since I’m moving my office, but here’s April’s list.  It’s another long list, without a lot of nonfiction on it, since most of what I’ve been reading for research is somewhat dry (she writes with great understatement).  The essays and fiction reading have been wonderful this month, and I rediscovered […]

Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Insurance

The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Insurance Kristine Kathryn Rusch First, I’ve gotten a lot of great responses to last week’s post on staying positive. Many of those responses have come through private e-mails or on some social networking sites. I’m glad the post helped a lot of you. If there are other topics that you’d like […]

Secret Lives of Cats available

A lot of people have asked where they can find “The Secret Lives of Cats.”  Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine has put the story online for the Anthony voting period.  You can find the entire story here. Enjoy! Send to Kindle

The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Staying Positive

The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Staying Positive Kristine Kathryn Rusch It’s been three weeks since I stopped answering questions and in that time, the questions and the comments slowed down. I think I scared everyone with what I called the bread and butter posts—giving a freelancer’s job description, figuring out when to quit your day job, […]

Anthony Award Nomination

I’m really pleased to announce that my story, “The Secret Lives of Cats,” has just been nominated for an Anthony Award, given by the readers and fans at the big mystery convention, Bouchercon.  It’s quite an honor, and I’m very pleased. You can find the full list of nominees here at the Bouchercon website.  There […]

A New Urban Fantasy Story!


My latest urban fantasy story, "Fashion and the Snarkmeisters," just appeared in Chicks and Balances. Get your copy at your favorite bookseller, ebook retailer, or by clicking the words below:

Chicks and Balances

A New Uncollected Anthology Story!

The Midbury Lake Incident UA cover reduced

The Midbury Lake Incident has just appeared in the August Uncollected Anthology: Magic Libraries. Well, "in" probably isn't the right word. Get this story and all the other magic library stories by clicking the words below.

The Uncollected Anthology: Magic Libraries

A New Military Science Fiction Story!

FR14 Valor ebook cover web

My latest military science fiction story, "Embedded," has just appeared in one of the best issues of Fiction River so far. Check out Valor by clicking the words below:

Fiction River: Valor

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