Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Business Musings: Book Promotion 2020

They worked in Manhattan, which was too hot in the summer, and too cold in the winter. They didn’t make enough money to buy their own apartments downtown, but they’d never think of moving to Brooklyn or Queens or any of the outer boroughs. Mummy and Daddy had the money, boatloads of it in many cases, and Mummy and Daddy believed in appearances. So, if […]

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Recommended Reading List: May, 2020

The weather has become quite lovely here, and I have made it a point to read every night on my balcony. I can’t tell you what a balm that has been for my soul. Much of what I’ve read I can’t recommend, including an Edgar-nominated novel that was supposed to be “gothic” and “feminist” and was neither. The heroine never did anything except get rescued […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Something Blue

For Amelia’s second marriage, Gram gives her a visit to a wedding counselor. Not a marriage counselor, but someone who will advise how to achieve a perfect marriage through the perfect ceremony. Superstitious nonsense, Amelia thinks, although she doesn’t want to offend Gram. But as the meeting progresses, Amelia realizes what the perfect wedding means—and why Gram wants her to have one. “Something Blue” by […]

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Business Musings: The Sads

I had a serious case of the sads yesterday, and for once, I couldn’t pinpoint the source. I mean, I could in general. I know we’re all feeling an undercurrent of sadness at the deaths and the changes and the suddenness. It is grief, as I wrote earlier, but grief comes in waves, and sometimes I can find the trigger, for me, anyway. I tend […]

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A Deal on Writing Ebooks!

For the next 48 hours, you can get 12 different writing ebooks, on a variety of topics, as well as an online writing lecture for $15. Yep, it’s a Storybundle, and it’s nearly run its course. (I got behind on promotion!) Those of you who want to give my Rethinking The Writing Business to friends or who want a copy for yourselves need to pick […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Transport

When a teenager disappears on the Starlight, the starship captain and crew assume they know why. But one passenger decides to dig deeper. Rostifican uses his many skills to investigate the ship’s history—one with a number of suspicious incidents. What Rostifican discovers soon proves darker than anything he suspected to find—and brings up a painful past yearning for resolution. “Transport” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine […]

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Business Musings: Lockdown Licensing Partnerships

Somewhere around the middle of March, I got an email from one of the television producers I’ve worked with for three years now. He asked for an extension of our agreement, which expires in June. A little background. As of January 1, we had a script. We had interested parties. He was going to start filming the pilot sometime in the summer. Whether or not […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The One That Got Away

The regulars at Spirit Winds’ Thursday night blackjack tournament never call attention to themselves. Some are retired, some are a little shady, some have seen too much. But none of them believed in UFOs. Until that night when the lights went out in the middle of the tournament…and something very, very strange happened. Something eerie. Something…alien. “The One That Got Away” by New York Times bestselling author […]

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Business Musings: Phantom 2020 (A Process Blog)

First, let me simply say that I’m tired. I have a lot of plans for this weekly blog, a long list of to-dos that require a bit of research, a lot of thinking, and some time. I will have the time in about five days. I’m finishing up two huge projects that took most of my attention from the middle of January to now. Add […]

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Free Fiction Monday: What the Monster Saw

Everyone thinks of Kyle as the good-for-nothing only son of Jackson Worthington. But Kyle keeps his real nature hidden: from his father, from his classmates, from everyone. Until he discovers a body in an alley on the way home from school. The police can’t solve the crime, but Kyle can—unless his very wealthy and very powerful father stops him. “What the Monster Saw” by New […]

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