Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Business Musings: A Worrying One Percent

Every year, we buy the Pearls Before Swine daily calendar. When we started into 2022’s daily calendar, I hesitated. Stephen Pastis had written all of the comics in 2020, and he was commenting on the then-current events. I told Dean that I did not want to relive 2020. Dean told me I didn’t have to read the comic strips, but he wanted to. So they’re […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Overworked

When Detective Mick Hanrahan finds himself subpoenaed back to Seavy County, Oregon, for a homicide case involving his former job, he dreads every minute of it. But Mick quickly discovers the case, which he thought a slam-dunk, involves angles he never expected. In a small county with understaffed legal and law enforcement departments, Mick might hold the key to preventing any further injustice. “Overworked,” by New […]

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Business Musings: Events Versus Urgency

A few weeks ago, I posted a blog titled “Searching For A Sense of Urgency.”  As usual, I uploaded that post to my Patreon page early, and received quite a few comments on it. Two were posted to Patreon for the other supporters to see, and one of those comments got me thinking. The long post, “Searching For a Sense of Urgency,” focuses on the […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Hunches

The Fleet designed the new SC-Class ships with an impenetrable bridge. The most protected spot on the ship. Right in the center. So, when Lieutenant Balázs Jicha realizes the bridge of the Izlovchi now opens to space, he fights to remember what happened. And what to do next. Jicha always follows his hunches. Now, he must rely on those hunches to help him save his […]

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A Quick Thank You!

Thank you to all of the backers and supporters of the Fey Kickstarter. I’m so honored and grateful for your support and interest in the new book. The new book will go out as soon as possible, after all of the backer surveys are completed and we know what’s what. I hope you enjoy the read. Thank you again!!!!

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Business Musings: How We Use Kickstarter

In last week’s post, I talked about the sense of urgency in publishing. I suggest you read the post, because it’s important for all of us. We need to understand how, in the world of entertainment, the producers of content have lost control of the sense of urgency, and how that sense of urgency has moved to the consumers of content. Read the post, please, […]

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A Quick Reminder

You have about two days to get your copy of the new Fey novel, The Kirilli Matter, early. For as little as $5, you can get an ebook of the novel, and several other stories, as well as some motivational videos for yourself or a writer friend. I’m writing this on Sunday because the week is going to be crazy, so I wanted to remember […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Incident at Lonely Rocks

Oscar cleans portable toilets for a living. He loves the job—it takes him to beautiful isolated places, like the Lonely Rocks Wayside on the Oregon Coast. Nothing really grosses him out either—until he discovers the body, slashed to death, with a knife still in the chest. When he also sees a break in the guardrail above the ocean, a second car, and a ruined bicycle, […]

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A Sample of One of the Kickstarter Rewards

Full disclosure: I hate seeing myself on video. Always have, probably always will. But this particular video, assembled by Gwyneth Gibby from the various videos for Lessons From The Writing of The Fey works. Take a look. You can get all of the videos and the book by backing the Fey Kickstarter. Warning, though, the Kickstarter will end in four days. This particular reward is […]

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Recommended Reading List: August, 2022

I finished a book by an author I love at the start of the month, then spent two weeks trying to decide if I want to recommend it. The book doesn’t really work. She left out depth entirely, so all we had were these great characters (related to other great characters of hers). She had experimented with something difficult and didn’t quite pull it off. […]

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