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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.


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!


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/.


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.


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


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 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 Science Fiction Story!


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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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!


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.

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