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Monthly archives for August, 2009

A new story and a new column

I write a column for Jim Baen’s Universe called “Notes From the Buffer Zone,” and the latest went up earlier this month.  I somehow missed it. Also, the first in a series of related fantasy stories makes its appearance in the August JBU.  “The Blitz Experience” is the first of four (which you can read […]


Asimov’s Reader’s Choice Award

I couldn’t make it to Worldcon this year, so Asimov’s kindly sent my award this month.  Here I am, showing it off in my office, the uninterested Sir Galahad of Kitten behind me.  Such fun!  Thanks to everyone who voted for “The Room of Lost Souls.” Much appreciated!


Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Patience

Artwork donated by Pati Nagle. The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Patience Kristine Kathryn Rusch Full disclosure time: I have no patience. Or very little patience. I do a good imitation of a person with patience in public, but in my everyday life, I have no idea why everything I want isn’t here the moment I want […]


2010 Workshops (plus one 2009)

Dean just posted our writers workshop schedule for 2010 on his website.  There are a lot of workshops for beginnings, professionals, and master level writers.  Check that out here. We also have one more workshop open to anyone in 2009.  If you want to get into publishing–fiction or nonfiction–or if you are in publishing but […]


Dreamwish Beasts and Snarks

Mike Resnick asked me to write the introduction to his latest collection, Dreamwish Beasts and Snarks.  The volume just came out, and it has some of his best stories inside.  You can order a copy here–and I recommend that you do!


June 2009 Recommended Reading List

I’m still behind on my posting.  This should be July, but I haven’t finished preparing it for uploading.  I hoped to have June up a month ago.  Ah well.  Here’s what I wrote at the end of June: Another strangely busy month, but I got a lot more reading done—and it was good reading.  Some […]


Discovery nominated for Shamus

My story, “Discovery,” has been nominated for the Shamus award, given by the Private Eye Writers of America at Bouchercon.  To say I’m thrilled is an understatement.  You can see the entire list of nominees here.  Some excellent books and stories on here, folks. Congrats to all the nominees!


Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Deadlines

Artwork donated by Pati Nagle. The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Deadlines Kristine Kathryn Rusch Here’s the problem with waiting until the last minute to do something: the day arrives and it is the worst possible day to do that thing. Take today, for example. I have a migraine, I didn’t sleep much, it’s the hottest day […]


Mind Meld on Social Media

John DeNardo asked me to participate in his MindMeld column.  This one’s on social media, and it has a lot of interesting folks making interesting points.  The specific question is how will social networking change publishing?  We all grabbed our crystal balls and tried to answer.  Now I’ll use my social networking connections to let […]


Broken Windchimes

Asimov’s has just published my novella, “Broken Windchimes,” in its September issue.  The lovely John Picacio cover is for Lisa Goldstein’s story.  You can order a copy here or download it 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 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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