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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!


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 […]


The EQMM Reader’s Award

As I mentioned in a previous post, “The Secret Lives of Cats” won the Ellery Queen Reader’s Choice Award.  I wasn’t able to attend the award ceremony in NYC last month, so EQMM had to mail the plaque.  It just arrived.  Ain’t it stunning?  I’m very happy.  I love it when the readers like my […]


Russian Room of Lost Souls

Thought I’d share the lovely Russian cover from Esli magazine (Russia’s version of If).  This cover illustrates my story, “Room of Lost Souls,” which is in the “Diving into the Wreck” universe.  This is the May issue of the magazine.  Wish I could read Russian so that I could give you the artist’s name.


Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Things You Need Before You Quit Your Day Job

The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Things You Need Before You Quit Your Day Job Kristine Kathryn Rusch Let’s assume that last week’s essay didn’t convince you to keep your day job. You’re going to take the plunge no matter what. Good for you. That’s how most of us have entered this crazy profession. On the afternoon […]


Extremes–the French Version

Just got the French version of my Retrieval Artist novel, Extremes.  Isn’t the cover pretty?  Bragelonne is doing great covers–and, bonus!, it’s representative of the book.


My New IROSF Column Posted

…and this one is proving spectacularly uncontroversial.  Find it  at http://www.irosf.com/q/zine/article/10544


A New Story! (With Goo)


My idea of a science fiction sports story involves a library. Of course. Order "Petra and The Blue Goo," by clicking this sentence.


The Unexpected!

FRP The Unexpected ebook cover web

Includes my story "Earth Day" as well as some of my favorites from Fiction River. Click on this sentence to order.


A New Science Fiction Story!


Asimov's has just published my first sentient ship story, "Matilda."

Read an excerpt here.

A New Urban Fantasy Story!

Primitive Area UA cover web

I love taking part in the Uncollected Anthology of Urban Fantasy. Every quarter, we put out individual stories on the same theme (hence "anthology" and "uncollected"). This time, Dayle Dermatis, Leah Cutter, Ron Collins, Leslie Claire Walker, Rebecca Senese, and Annie Reed, have joined me in the Out of the Woods "anthology."

Find out how to order all of these stories by clicking on this sentence.

A New Fantasy Story!

FR Sparks ebook cover webThe latest Fiction River is out. Edited by Rebecca Moesta, the volume includes a fantasy story from me called "Salem Week."

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