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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.

The Santa Series

Santa Series omnibus cover boxed set web

If you want the Santa Series of goofy fantasy romances, here's all 3 books in 1 volume. Click on the words below for more information

The Santa Series

A New Science Fiction Story!


My story, "The Museum of Modern Warfare" just appeared in the December Analog. Get your copy by clicking the words below:

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

A New Story!


My story, "The Night of The Dancing Champions" just appeared in one of my favorite issues of Fiction River so far. Check out Recycled Pulp by clicking the words below:

Fiction River: Recycled Pulp

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

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