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Monthly archives for June, 2009

Freelancer’s Survival Guide, Money Part Three

The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Money, Part Three Kristine Kathryn Rusch The money topic. As I mentioned two posts ago, it’s difficult for Americans to talk about money. And these last few weeks have borne that out. The moment I mentioned money, the comments slowed, the e-mail stopped, and so did the donations. If it weren’t […]

The Japanese Sword

  The anthology Swordplay has just appeared with my story, “The Japanese Sword.”  I blame this one on Ray Vukcevich.  There are a lot of good writers in this anthology.  You can find it here. Send to Kindle

Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Money, Part Two

The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Money, Part Two Kristine Kathryn Rusch I remember the exact moment when I learned how pernicious expenses were. I was nineteen years old, six months married, and exceedingly naïve. My parents, as I mentioned in Money, Part One, never discussed money. Not ever. I had no idea they made house payments. […]


The subscription copies of the August Asimov’s have just hit mailboxes, with my story, “Turbulence.” The newsstand copies should be out soon. If you can’t get the issue on your newsstand, you can order it here. Or you can find it on Fictionwise.com, or Amazon’s Kindle. Enjoy! Send to Kindle

Writing, Movies, and Thrillers

Great post by NYT bestselling thriller writer Joseph Finder on his blog about what he learned about thriller writing from the movies.  Check it out at http://joefinder.blogspot.com/. Send to Kindle

Freelancer’s Survival Guide, Money, Part One

< The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Money, Part One Kristine Kathryn Rusch As you could probably tell if you’ve been reading this Guide since I started it, I’ve been putting off this topic. I’ve been putting it off for several reasons. Money is a difficult topic to discuss. Most people don’t want to think about it. […]

The Secret Lives of Cat

I’m not the only one who saw the blog posts by the inventor of the cat camera.  These folks in Seattle have had their cat wear a camera for a year now.  So I write a story, and their cat takes great pix.  I hope that the cat never finds a dead body in a […]

Why Freelance?

I have a guest blog on the Novelists Inc. website titled Why Freelance?  You can find it here. While you’re there, check around the site. There’s lots of good information on the site. Send to Kindle

New IROSF column posted

My newest column in The Internet Review of Science Fiction has just appeared.  This one is on social networking and other internet stuff.  Controversial?  You decide.  The column can be found at http://www.irosf.com/q/zine/article/10556 Send to Kindle

Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Discipline

The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Discipline Kristine Kathryn Rusch I don’t want to write this post.I have half a dozen reasons—some of them very good—as to why.First, my chronic illness has flared this week, so I’m struggling against my health.Second, Thursday is one of my annual days off, and I usually post the Guide on Thursday.If […]

A New Alternate History Story!

Vatican Vaults

My latest alternate history story, "The Island of Lost Priests" just appeared in Tales From The Vatican Vaults. Readers in the U.K. can get this book in all formats from ebook to paper. If you're elsewhere, you can get paper only through online retailers. U.S. Readers, click the words below:

Vatican Vaults

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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