Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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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Business Musings: Schrödinger’s Future

It’s the uncertainty, really, that’s driving us all crazy. Yes, many of us are dealing with incredible fear, and some with horrible loss. A number of us have gotten sick or, in some instances, have had to ignore our sicknesses and treatments while hospitals handled COVID patients and emergencies only. But behind it all is a nagging ill-defined dread that makes it hard to work […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Sweet Young Things

Fala wants revenge. Revenge against Preston for ruining her life. Revenge for ruining so many other lives in the process. Preston thought she was just a sweet young thing. But Fala is not sweet. And Preston needs to learn that—the hard way. “Sweet Young Things” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only. The story’s also available as […]

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Recommended Reading List: April 2020

I assigned 100 Years of The Best American Short Stories for the Short Story Workshop in April. I don’t recommend the book, although I have several stories on the list from it. The book has some lovely features, including a history of the Best American Short Story volumes. Those of you who persist in thinking publishing has always (and continues) to discriminate against women might […]

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