Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Business Musings: Editorial Encroachment

Before I get into the rant that I know this post will become, let me state my credentials. In addition to my work as a writer, I am a multiple-award-winning editor. I have edited short fiction and novels since 1986. I have trained copy editors, not just for the magazines I edited, but also for major publishing companies. I have saved books destroyed by line […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The City’s Edge

To cope with his wife’s death, Petras must come to terms with the reality of it. He needs to see her body, visit the place where she died…understand why she died.

But the closer Petras gets to the place Hedie died, the more questions he faces—questions that might destabilize everything Petras thinks he knows.

“The City’s Edge,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

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Winston & Ruby Fans! Your Collection Awaits!

When I wrote the first Winston & Ruby tale, I never expected those stories to become a series. And I certainly never expected that series to become one of my most popular. It seems whenever I feature one of the stories as a Free Fiction Monday piece, the others sell as well. Then I get The Question: When will you write another one? (As soon […]

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Business Musings: Mentors, Inspiration, and The Future

At 57, I’m finding myself in a strange position in life. My mentors are dying. Last month, Ursula K. Le Guin left us. I’ve known Ursula personally for more than twenty-five years. I never knew her well. We sat on panels together in the Northwest, although never (to my recollection) at a convention. We’d done bookstore events side by side over the years, and whenever […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Helmie

When Helmie—a pampered Persian cat worth millions—goes missing, the estate hires not one but two investigators to find him.

Kelsie uses magic to track down lost animals. But in this case, even she wonders if she can find Helmie.

Travis normally uses his investigation skills to track down people, not lost pets. And he works alone.

But when the pair find themselves on the same trail to Helmie’s whereabouts, they realize finding Helmie will prove only the beginning. Rescuing him might just take more magic than either of them realize.

“Helmie,” by World Fantasy Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

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North by Northwest Bookstore–Kickstarting!

A few weeks ago, I teased in my business blog that we would be doing a Kickstarter for our brick-and-mortar bookstore, North by Northwest Books, here on the Oregon Coast. We’ve been planning the Kickstarter since we bought the bookstore in August…

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Business Musings: Confidential Business Information

So…in this world of celebrity and the internet and data at our fingertips, should we even try to keep our business information confidential? The big companies do so. Smaller companies do as well.

Smart business-oriented writers do.

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Free Fiction Monday: Artistic Photographs

Roz trusts her husband, Jack. So when she catches him in her photography studio with a naked young woman, she knows the situation offers more than meets the eye. Turns out the young woman wants to pose for “artistic photographs”—the euphemism given to naked daguerreotypes sold to soldiers on the western frontier.

But the young woman does not fit the usual naked-photograph type. Roz vows to discover what the young woman really wants…and what she wants with Jack.

“Artistic Photographs” by bestselling author Kristine Grayson is free on this website for one week only.

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Recommended Reading List: January, 2018

Well…I’m writing this on January 26, 2018, and at the moment of this writing, I have nothing to recommend. That’s not because I’ve had a terrible reading month. I’ve had a terrible recommending month. Let me explain. I line-edited two Fiction River volumes, both of which you’ll see later in the year. The current volume, Justice, which I edited, just appeared. (That was what I […]

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Business Musings: Indie Publishing: The Good Stuff (2017 in Review)

The fact that we can no longer agree on the great stuff…is the greatest thing that happened in 2017.

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