Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Business Musings: How Writers Fail (Part 3): Expectations

I have picked apart this topic in my head so many times that I’m finally getting a handle on my own expectations. Not yours, not another writer’s. Mine. We all have expectations of the way a career will go. Of the way life will go, but that’s another blog entirely. We also have expectations of ourselves and others around us. And never, ever, ever will […]

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The Clock Is Ticking…

On the Starter Kit Kickstarter. You can get the first book or story in 10 of my series for $25, plus 5 more ebooks and 4 interviews that Dean will conduct with me about my series, all for $25. I hope you take a moment to check it out. The Kickstarter will run through Friday and then it’s gone for good. Here are the stories/books […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Dark Man

An investigative reporter trying to survive the collapse of the news industry, Condi now works for the Organization of Strange Phenomenon Ancient and Modern. They pay really well and respect her terms. Terms like allowing her to expose the “strange phenomenon” as a hoax. But her latest assignment proves different. Rome holds more mysteries than she expects. Including not one but two mysterious figures. “The […]

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Business Musings: How Writers Fail (Part 2): Fear (Established Writer Edition)

I’m writing these posts in no particular order, just as the reasons come to me. And honestly, they’re everywhere. Because of last summer’s move, we reorganized our books. We are in a smaller space than we were in Oregon, so we got rid of a lot of our books—the ones we didn’t need for research or the ones we liked, but didn’t love. Now, we’re […]

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Starter Kit

I’m in the middle of teaching my first in-person class! It’s fun…but I’m horribly distracted. We just started a Kickstarter today, which was delayed by the Kickstarter process. (They’re slower than usual.) So this is a quick post between sessions to let you know that this Kickstarter is… …A Starter Kit for anyone who wants to read my work or sample new series. First stories […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Northern Correspondent

Severson made a name for himself once, as a crack reporter. But now, years later, he hides behind his typewriter. Until the day Molly walks through the door looking for a job. Molly, with her ideals and her determination and her courage. Molly might change his life—but not necessarily in the way he hopes. “Northern Correspondent,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this […]

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Recommended Reading List: April, 2022

I got a lot of reading done in April, but never had time to update this post. That’s why it’s late. I was trying hurriedly to finish the next Fey novel, and everything else seemed to get thrown overboard. Much of what I read I liked, which is a nice change of pace from earlier in the year. I also think I’m a bit more […]

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Business Musings: How Writers Fail (Part One)

I keep forgetting that working in the arts requires a very specific sort of attitude. It’s an attitude that can be trained, but to do that, an artist must want to change. This is a complex and sometimes difficult thing to do. First, the attitude itself. It’s a combination of optimism and pragmatism, with a bit of cynicism mixed in. Yeah, I know, confusing. So […]

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Deals For The Time of Great Forgetting

Dean calls the period from the beginning of May to the middle of August The Time of Great Forgetting. That’s because all the plans we made at the beginning of the year no longer motivate us to work during the rush of spring/summer events. Graduations, weddings, family reunions, gardens, and the beckoning of the great outdoors all get in the way of writing goals. So […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Voyeuristic Tendencies

Maggie knows things. She reads a person’s thoughts and uses that information to make a living. But when she meets the old man, everything changes. He knows things he shouldn’t, things that threaten Maggie’s sense of security. He also says he knows her future. And that terrifies her more than anything. Providing a whole new perspective to a beloved classic, “Voyeuristic Tendencies” is an homage […]

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