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Monthly archives for October, 2009

Diving into the Wreck Available!

Even though the publication date says late November, Diving into the Wreck is available now.  You can purchase copies at various places, from Amazon.com to specialty bookstores to the chains. I have a few requests for my readers. First, please have your favorite bookstore–one that is carrying Diving–send me contact information, including addresses (both web […]


Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Success Part Four

The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Success Part Four Kristine Kathryn Rusch This morning’s Washington Post had an article that encapsulates much of what I’ve been discussing in the Success sections of the Freelancer’s Guide. The article from the front page of the October 28, 2009, edition is about farmer, fish taxidermist, and wildlife artist, Robert Bealle. […]


September 2009 Recommended Reading List

I’ve been doing a lot of nonfiction reading this month as I research a few large (and thankfully related) projects. I’m astonished at two things: 1) the lack of scholarship in some popular histories and 2)the lack of entertainment value in some scholarly histories. I just read one scholarly tome about the biggest pre-Madoff scandal […]


Year of the Rat

While I was teaching and traveling, a few stories of mine got published. (Yay!) I’ll post information about them over the next week. Here’s the first, “Year of the Rat,” in an anthology of stories about, of all things, intelligent design. There are many good stories in here, including one by Dean. Enjoy!


Freelancer’s Survival Guide Success Part Three

The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Success Part Three Kristine Kathryn Rusch I wrote the last part of last week’s post and all of this week’s post during the Master Class. Dean and I teach a Master Class for professional writers who have plateaued in their careers. It’s a two-week boot camp that’s as hard on the […]


Mainstream Fiction v. Science Fiction

That’s the topic of John DeNardo’s new MindMeld, which has me and Gene Wolfe and Sean Williams and tons of other folks weighing in.  So many, in fact, that there will be a part 2. Check it out here.


Bouchercon, Mystery Readers, and Me

I got home from Bouchercon late yesterday, and am only now beginning to process everything. For those of you who were wondering, I didn’t pick up any awards. Mitch Alderman’s “Family Values” from Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine won the Best Short Story Shamus, and Sean Chercover’s “A Sleep Not Unlike Death” from Hardcore Hardboiled won […]


Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Success Part Two

< The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Success Part Two Kristine Kathryn Rusch Last week, I teased you, and said we’d talk some more about success. I promised to reveal the information that I withheld in last week’s section. And I might. But I might not. Because success is as vast a topic as failure. Maybe more […]


Update on Diving

Apparently a few local stores have put it out (as well as BAMM), but the book hasn’t gone to the major distribution chains yet.  So officially, it is still a November release.  Unofficially, it’s in stock at Amazon, so if you can’t wait for your local store to get Diving into the Wreck, you know […]


Diving is out!

My editor, Lou Anders, just gave me the heads-up: He saw Diving into the Wreck on the bookstore shelves today.  So he got home and checked, and Diving is marked as in-stock on Amazon. If you’re planning to buy one, please pick up a copy as soon as possible (publishers look for speed of sales […]


A New Story! (With Goo)


My idea of a science fiction sports story involves a library. Of course. Order "Petra and The Blue Goo," by clicking this sentence.


The Unexpected!

FRP The Unexpected ebook cover web

Includes my story "Earth Day" as well as some of my favorites from Fiction River. Click on this sentence to order.


A New Science Fiction Story!


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

Read an excerpt here.

A New Urban Fantasy 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, 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 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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