Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Business Musings: Year in Review 2022: The Final Post (A Process Blog)

In some ways, 2020 and 2021 were straightforward years. 2020 was a long scream of a year, one in which we all were trying to survive against a tiny unseen foe. We got vaccines in 2021, and while that eased some of the worry, it didn’t make the worry go away. We were still a group of humans, trying to figure out how to move […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Ice Breakers

Maya knows her job as mining supervisor, and she knows it well. But do the higher-ups listen to her? Of course not. But when the biggest ice storm yet hits Xeunite, Maya finds her incompetent bosses the least of her worries. As the storm rages, Maya faces life-and-death decisions—ones she might not survive. With “Ice Breakers,” Kristine Kathryn Rusch offers up an unexpected heroine of […]

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Recommended Reading List: December, 2022

I read a lot in December because I switched my schedule around, and prioritized a few other things. (I’ll probably blog about that at some point.) Having effective glasses also helped, more than I expected. I don’t have hardly any holiday stories to recommend because we set our deadlines for next year’s Holiday Spectacular in December. I’ve been reading a lot of great holiday stories, […]

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Business Musings: AI: The Year in Review Part 9

I used to train radio news announcers. I trained them how to read live and on air, a skill I learned myself while still in college. In 2021, I took a voiceover class from an impressive-as-hell studio here in Las Vegas, with the full intention that I would somehow get my books into audio. I had hoped to hire a voice actor or two, or […]

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First of The Year News

It has been a very busy start to the year. I just finished teaching an in-person workshop, which we held at Resorts World. It’s a lovely venue (unlike the Golden Nugget), and we had a great time. I’m hoping the students enjoyed it as much as I did. I’m teaching two more workshops there this year—one in May and one in July—which you can find […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Monster in Our Midst

When a disturbing postcard arrives at his Atlanta office, Emerson knows he must report it to the NAACP. The postcard, sent by the mysterious Lurleen from Abbotts Creek, Arkansas, depicts yet another lynching. Emerson agrees to travel to Abbotts Creek to investigate, but he knows doing so poses great risk. Emerson only passes as white, and this Lurleen knows his face. Emerson knows one day […]

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Business Musings: Direct: The Year in Review Part 8

On January 6, 2023, Michael W. Lucas made a rather important announcement on his blog. He wrote, in all caps: AMAZON IS NO LONGER MY BIGGEST INCOME SOURCE. It’s not that he added a consulting business to his writing income, or started doing in-person speaking gigs. He didn’t get a day job. Instead, he’s been, in his words, disintermediating. He’s been consciously moving his readers […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Turbulence

Every frequent flyer shares a nightmare—trapped inside a plane in trouble. The key? Don’t think about it. Until you sit next to the wrong woman on the wrong flight on the wrong day… “Turbulence,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only. The story’s also available as an ebook through various online retailers here.   Turbulence Kristine Kathryn Rusch […]

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Business Musings: Social Media: The Year in Review Part 7

I’ve been dreading this post, but not for the reason that you think. Somewhere, probably back in November, I had gotten the bright idea that I would do this post and find a social media site to replace Twitter for my promotion and news needs. (As a former journalist, I found Twitter very useful. I followed journalists in real time, as well as old journalist […]

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Happy New Year!

I’m actually a little excited (and terrified that I’m excited) for 2023. All of us involved with WMG Publishing are starting the year at a full run. We’ve made a lot of changes and progress in December, and we have great plans for this new year. First, let me tell you Diving fans that I’m nearly done with a surprise Diving novel. I decided to […]

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