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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 […]

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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 […]

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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!

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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My New IROSF Column Posted

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

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A New Science Fiction Story!

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

Read an excerpt here.

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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New Romantic Fantasy Short Story!

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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, Anthea Sharp, and Leah Cutter have joined me in this paranormal romance/urban fantasy "anthology."

Find out how to buy all the stories by clicking on this sentence.

16 Free Stories

ASFMARCH2015_finalistAsimov's Science Fiction has posted 16 of its Readers Choice Award finalists for free on their website, including my own "The First Step" and "Inhuman Garbage." For a short time only.

Click here to read the stories

Warrior Women!

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My Diving story, "The Application of Hope," is reprinted here along with lots of other great stories of strong women. Pick up the paperback at your favorite bookstore, download the ebook on various sites, or click here to get your copy.

A New Anthology And A New Short Story

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I'm proud of this anthology of strong crime stories. The volume includes one of my Kris Nelscott stories, but buy it for the great read. Click on the words below to get your copy or pick it up at your favorite retailer.

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