Kristine Kathryn Rusch

My Favorite Time of Year

I love the holiday season, starting with Halloween in October. Even though it’s currently 90 degrees here Las Vegas, I am drinking tea out of my Halloween mug. (I bought 2 even though I don’t need them when I got my flu shot two weeks ago. Apparently, Las Vegas will not have fall this year. We’re moving from summer to winter in the space of […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Children of the Night

No one told Cammie about the children. She finds out on her sixth eradication. The fear in the little girl’s eyes, the horror at Cammie’s approach, brings on the dreams. She trained hard to become a vampire slayer, but now she questions everything. Her job, her motivations, even her own past. “Children of the Night” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this […]

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Business Musings: Entertainment in the 21st Century (Part One)

One of my routes on my morning runs each week takes me past a small independent high-end movie theater, privately owned. It has a full restaurant, a beautiful bar, a space that can be rented for civic events, and six small theaters with extremely comfortable chairs. In the Before times, as one reporter likes to call everything pre-Covid, the theater had a wait-staff that would […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Chimera

Gen wishes she could escape that horrible day, the day she lost her world. Medical advances can rebuild her body but not her devastated psyche. For that, she needs therapy. And her therapist insists that she care for another creature—a chimera. Soon, Gen discovers that humanity hides in the most unexpected places. With “Chimera,” Kristine Kathryn Rusch delivers a haunting tale of love, loss and […]

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Business Musings: Framing The Pandemic (A Process Blog)

A post has gone viral on Facebook recently to note the six-month mark of the pandemic. At six months, Aisha Ahmad, the author of the post (which I can link to thanks to one of my Patreon supporters who found it for me), says it’s okay if we’ve hit an emotional wall. In fact, it’s normal on long difficult things. I read that, made a […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Pandora’s Box

The police often show up at science fiction conventions, but not because Secret Master of Fandom and private detective Spade calls them. But that all changes when Paladin finds a box with a note, a box she believes contains a bomb. Spade and Paladin must hurry to save the convention before the police arrive. The conundrum? Figure out who sent the bomb—before they lose their […]

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Recommended Reading List: September, 2020

I read a lot in September, but some of it was in manuscript for the fantasy study-along. I am putting all of this up late, because I got behind making note of things. I also started two different novels and quit. One was just plain boring. I kept forgetting what was happening. Another was offensive from the second chapter forward, and I decided to stop […]

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Business Musings: Comfort

I’ve been rage donating all weekend. Yeah, it’s a thing. And this time, the jukebox in my head has been playing Bananarama’s 1984 hit “Cruel Summer” on an endless loop in my head. You don’t need me to regurgitate the events of the last few weeks, or maybe you do, because some of you will read this about 10 days after I write it, and […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Harvest

The almanac determines traditions in Kerry’s family. Only her granddaughter Amanda doesn’t want to follow the almanac. And if Amanda resists, then the power, hidden inside those traditions, might destroy her—and everyone she loves. Chosen as one of the best stories of the year, “Harvest” evokes the powerful force of family legacy. “Harvest” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for […]

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Business Musings: Reclaiming The Future

There’s something hopeful about going to school. School is about the future, no matter what your age. There’s a sense that you’re studying something because you’ll need it at some point. Or you’ll need the degree, and since you need the degree, you need to take these five classes whether you want to or not. Sure, there’s the day-to-day drudgery of class, online or in […]

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