Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Biography

USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch writes in almost every genre. Generally, she uses her real name (Rusch) for most of her writing. Under that name, she publishes bestselling science fiction and fantasy, award-winning mysteries, acclaimed mainstream fiction, controversial nonfiction, and the occasional romance. Her novels have made bestseller lists around the world and her short fiction has appeared in eighteen best of the year collections. She has won more than twenty-five awards for her fiction, including the Hugo, Le Prix Imaginales, the Asimov’s Readers Choice award, and the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Readers Choice Award.

Publications from The Chicago Tribune to Booklist have included her Kris Nelscott mystery novels in their top-ten-best mystery novels of the year. The Nelscott books have received nominations for almost every award in the mystery field, including the best novel Edgar Award, and the Shamus Award.

She writes goofy romance novels as award-winner Kristine Grayson, romantic suspense as Kristine Dexter, and futuristic sf as Kris DeLake.

Her popular weekly blog on the changes in publishing has become an industry must-read.

She also edits. Beginning with work at the innovative publishing company, Pulphouse, followed by her award-winning tenure at The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, she took fifteen years off before returning to editing with the original anthology series Fiction River, published by WMG Publishing. She acts as series editor with her husband, writer Dean Wesley Smith, and edits at least two anthologies in the series per year on her own.

To keep up with everything she does, go to kriswrites.com. To track her many pen names and series, see their individual websites (krisnelscott.com, kristinegrayson.com, krisdelake.com, retrievalartist.com, divingintothewreck.com). She lives and occasionally sleeps in Oregon.

Where to find Kristine Kathryn Rusch online


Where to buy in print


Books

Un-Familiar
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,190. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2016 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Winston’s familiar Ruby, a small black cat, avoids dogs whenever possible. So when Winston finds her in cahoots with a toy poodle-Chihuahua mix, he wants to know why. Ruby, usually so vocal, says nothing. Her silence, that dog, and a storm in the Oregon Coast community of Seavy Village all combine into one of the most memorable days of Winston’s life.
Closing the Deal...on Your Terms
Series: WMG Writer's Guide. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 74,030. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2016 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Written for every writer, whether self-published, traditionally published, or hybrid, Closing the Deal…on Your Terms takes writers on a journey that will help them understand what they’re selling and what they could accidentally give away.
The Falls: A Diving Universe Novel
Series: Diving Universe. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 113,670. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2016 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Fleet sector bases close as the Fleet moves on. Everyone knows and expects it. But still, the announcement that Sector Base E-2 will close breeds a mood of tension and anxiety. And then, strange things start happening. Expanding the rich history of Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s captivating Diving universe, The Falls provides an exciting and crucial backstory for future events.
Inhuman Garbage: A Retrieval Artist Universe Novella
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,040. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2016 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Years before the Anniversary Day crisis, Armstrong Police Detective Noelle DeRicci investigates a body dumped in a compost bin. But what seems like a regular murder case suddenly puts everyone she knows at risk. And it poses a very political question: How far should she push for the rights of clones? Winner of the 2015 Asimov’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best Novella.
Salem Week
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,350. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2016 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Shanika never wanted to pursue a career in magic. Her mother dreamed that up for her. So, when she makes it to the finals of the American Magic reality show, she figures she’ll do it for her mother—and the money. But her talent might just garner her unwanted attention, and a choice she never expected.
The Most Recent Madame Fortuna
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2016 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Carol grew up with the carnival and its attractions. Like the fortune teller: Madame Fortuna. Now Carol runs carnivals and their employees, including Madame Fortuna. When the screaming begins, Carol doesn’t need a fortune teller to predict trouble. She can do that all on her own. Fixing the problem, however, might take a magic touch. Part of Fortune Tales, an Uncollected Anthology.
The Island of Lost Priests
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,480. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2016 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
This alternate history story takes place in a world where Pope John Paul (I) doesn't die a month after his accession in 1978 but instead reforms the Church and opens up the secret parts of the Vatican Library to scholars. New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch explores what might have happened if some Church secrets came to light years earlier than they have in our own reality.
The First Step
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2016 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Harvey DeLeo spent most of his long career working on one thing: a time machine. Now, he fears he might run out of time to use it. And if that happens, all of his work, all of the time spent will prove meaningless. Because his whole life comes down to one moment—and he might only get one second chance. Finalist for the Asimov’s Readers Choice Award for Best Short Story.
Night of the Dancing Champions
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2016 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
Gertie lived by her dancing. The contests earned her a living in those dark days of the Great Depression and acclaim in the days leading up to World War II. But the competitions took their toll—in haunting ways. Now, decades later, Gertie finds herself facing those ghosts—whether she wants to or not.
Primitive Area
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2016 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
By the time Sara finds herself in the middle of the Idaho Primitive Area, she knows she made a huge mistake. Her decision clouded by the blush of new love, she agrees to accompany Travis on a weeklong hike. Sara, the city girl, in the woods, camping. And just when she thinks things can’t possibly get worse, she discovers just how wrong things can get—but in ways she never expected. Magical ways…
The Last Surviving Gondola Widow
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,540. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2016 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In an alternate post-Civil War Chicago, they still remember the day the Gondolas sent by the South died and the city burned—again. Lou, a Pinkerton detective, uses magic to hunt down the Gondola pilots, now called Gondola widows. She thought she had caught them all. But when evidence comes to light that one last widow hides in the most public of places, Lou must find a way to stop her—for good.
Handfast
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,530. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2016 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
When Ry gave her the gun, she thought it the most romantic gift she’d ever received. But after his death she had to put the magic gun in her past or risk losing her future. Until the day she can no longer keep the gun at bay. It demands answers. Answers only she can find. Answers that involve a ceremony she never fully understood. Until now.
After the Wedding
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,370. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2016 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When Keisha married Ruben, she planned the perfect wedding—and the perfect wedding cake. But when an uninvited guest ruins the reception, it unravels not only Keisha and Ruben’s perfect day, but everything about their relationship. Part of Happily Ever Afters, an Uncollected Anthology.
Embedded
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,800. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2016 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
As a long-time embedded reporter, Khalil thinks he’s seen it all. But during his latest assignment—against an enemy he doesn’t understand and in a conflict he understands less—Khalil finds himself in the middle of the action, but not in the way he expected. And he quickly realizes that what lies beneath the surface on this ice-covered planet will change his life, and the lives of many, forever.
The Really Big Ka-Boom: A Spade/Paladin Conundrum
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,950. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Secret Master of Fandom and private detective Spade thought he would be spending Christmas Eve alone—until a strange call from Paladin changes his plans. And just when he thinks the evening can’t get any stranger, a huge blast sends his world into chaos, along with that of Paladin and Casper. And what the trio learn next might prove even more explosive.
Christmas Eve at the Exit
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
As Rachel decides where to spend Christmas Eve, she can’t shake the feeling of being tracked. She knows well how hard they will search for her and Anne-Marie. Rachel knows they will never stop. But Rachel also knows she needs to focus on the plan, and on making sure Anne-Marie knows Santa will still find her wherever they go. Because every child needs to believe in the magic of Santa—or do they?
Midnight Trains
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
An American in Paris, Alex faces Christmas alone—alone and lonely. Hopelessly lonely. He wanders the streets and train stations searching—for something, for someone, for hope. Until Christmas Eve, when he meets a strange woman in an abandoned Metro station. A woman seemingly out of time. And if he decides to trust her, they might just succeed in freeing each other.
Rats
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,080. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Nic hunts rats. The kind of rats no one else can find. But while hunting his latest target, he finds more than he bargains for. And these rats might prove the sneakiest vermin Nic has hunted yet. This engrossing detective tale by USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch offers a rats-eye view of New York City’s unique pest problem.
Children of the Night
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,500. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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” appears in a different form in the novel Sins of the Blood.
The Midbury Lake Incident
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,290. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Mary Beth Wilkins knows she made a mistake the moment she sees her beloved library burn. She also knows what she must do next to protect herself and her secret. And although she failed to save this library, she has a more important purpose to fulfill—a magical purpose. If she acts fast. Part of Magical Libraries, an Uncollected Anthology.
Masterminds: A Retrieval Artist Novel
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe, Book 15. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 102,040. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Book Eight of the Anniversary Day Saga The fate of the Alliance hangs in the balance as the masterminds behind the Anniversary Day bombings trigger the final stages of a plan decades in the making. A plan that will bring about the total destruction of every dome on the Moon. The thrilling conclusion to the Anniversary Day Saga.
The Write Attitude: A WMG Writer's Guide
Series: WMG Writer's Guide. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,030. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
A writer’s attitude can help bring success. But what should that attitude look like? Rah-rah positive? Pragmatic? Take-no-prisoners serious? USA Today bestselling author and renowned business blogger Kristine Kathryn Rusch helps guide writers to find the right attitude for a long-term writing career in this latest WMG Writers’ Guide.
Starbase Human: A Retrieval Artist Universe Novel
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe, Book 14. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 92,590. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Book Seven of the Anniversary Day Saga Can the fate of a forgotten starbase hold the key to the Moon's survival? From the quiet courage of a Disappeared who struggles to decide whether to come out of hiding to the potent fury of a master criminal who puts a plan in motion to strike back at an overwhelming enemy, Starbase Human brings readers one step closer to the Saga's exciting conclusion.
Spaceships in the Desert
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Laurel helps many people who return from the desert shaken by what they’ve seen—or think they’ve seen. But Mark seems different. He listens to her, and he makes her obsession with finding the strange silver objects—and discovering their secrets—his own. But that obsession comes with a cost: one neither might want to pay.
Looking for Miriam
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Ben knows Miriam exists, even if his shrink insists he’ll never find her. Ben must let her go, the shrink says, if he hopes to recover from his injury. Still, he looks everywhere, until one day a memory of where she works comes back to him. But just when Ben thinks he has found Miriam at last, he gets a glimpse at just how much he has actually lost.
The Streets Where We Live
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,760. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
When Portia receives a call from an old friend she hasn’t talked to in years, she knows something terrible has happened. But when Portia realizes just how terrible—fifty kids missing from a Chicago theater with millions of dollars in damage left behind—she knows she’ll need backup from her magical sisters. Nothing about this latest case makes sense, magically or otherwise.
Fighting Bob
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When an African-American woman arrives whipped and tortured at the Club on Lake Superior, she interrupts a meeting of powerbrokers setting up the 1924 senate election. Russell hoped to use the meeting to garner support for his candidate, Joe Stanislawski. But the interruption disrupts Russell’s plans. And Russell soon discovers that in politics, the smallest event can change everything.
Precious Moments
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,740. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Linameyer prides himself on his open-mindedness. So, when Martina challenges that belief, and wants him to interview her roommate on the radio to prove it, he agrees to meet Rosaura. But Martina wants Linameyer to believe the impossible. And doing so could change everything both hold dear.
Vigilantes: A Retrieval Artist Novel
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe, Book 13. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,100. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Book Six of the Anniversary Day Saga The looming threat of another attack spurs the Moon’s chief security officer, Noelle DeRicci, to uncover the identity of the masterminds behind the Anniversary Day bombings before they strike again. But then a brutal murder changes everything, and DeRicci must risk everything to launch a secret investigation into the very heart of the Earth Alliance.
Sole Survivor: A Retrieval Artist Universe Short Story
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Takara Hamasaki made plans to leave the far-flung starbase for weeks, but something always stopped her. Until today. Now, she finds herself running for her life as bodies fall all around her, cut down by dozens of identical-looking men. If only she can reach her ship, maybe she can escape. Because one thing seems perfectly clear: The men attacking the starbase plan to leave no survivors.
Playing with Reality
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,350. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Charles Myloft Martin the Third arrives at the shadow golf pro-am with a plan. But her plan quickly forces her into a hazard. First, the club refuses to let her play because of her gender. Then, she finds help in the unlikeliest place. And that help comes with a handicap—one she failed to realize she had. One that will make her question her own place in the “real world.”
The Boy Who Needed Heroes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,210. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fairy tales
When Ben’s wife leaves him, taking little Casey with her, he feels lost. Ben just wants to read to Casey, to tell her stories, and he knows just the one: a fairy tale his father read to him as a boy—before things went bad. But finding the story proves difficult. And the truth behind the story might prove most difficult of all.
Crossing the River Styx
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,110. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
Edith never wanted to visit the caves. But Frank insisted. Now, Frank lay in a pool of blood in those caves, and Edith wants to know why. When Albert sees Edith emerge from the caves covered in blood, he has no idea what to think. He barely recognizes the wealthy newlywed who arrived just days before in the brand-new 1926 Chevrolet Phaeton he so admired. Together, they must find the truth.
The Peyti Crisis: A Retrieval Artist Novel
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe, Book 12. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 100,730. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The Moon barely survived the devastation of Anniversary Day. The second round of attacks planned to kill millions more. With the life of every human and alien on the Moon hanging in the balance, the Moon’s chief security officer, Noelle DeRicci, and Retrieval Artist Miles Flint race to discover the identity of the masterminds behind the attacks before it’s too late.
Phantom
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,110. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Stabbings mar the Dixon Theater’s reputation. No one knows who committed them or why. And they only happen on nights where soloists play classical music. Nights when the piano won’t tune. Nights when victims and witnesses see shadows in every corner. Martin owned the theater when the Phantom spilled the first victim’s blood across the stage. Now, he plans to unmask the killer once and for all.
Voyeuristic Tendencies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,730. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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. An homage to Robert Silverberg’s novel Dying Inside.
War Cake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,300. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Elle believes in the war cakes she bakes. She believes they will help her loved ones return home safely. But not everyone in Elle’s family believes in their power. And that lack of belief can mean the difference between life and death. A story about love, hope, and the magic of belief.
The Best and the Brightest
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
In a 1960s Chicago where Bobby Kennedy serves as president, Mayor Daley rules the city and Martin Luther King, Jr. finds himself victim to a failed assassination attempt, the African-American community hoped Willis would change the world. But when his chance comes in the form of a story implicating Kennedy and Daley in the hit on King, Willis must make a choice: fame or self-preservation.
Search & Recovery: A Retrieval Artist Universe Novel
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe, Book 11. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,040. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Anniversary Day Saga, Book 4 Amid the ruin, heroes emerge from the unlikeliest places... The Anniversary Day bombings devastated the Moon, killing thousands. While survivors search for missing loved ones and the rich and powerful set plans in motion to capitalize on the Moon’s misfortune, Luc Deshin—the most feared man in Armstrong—vows to uncover those responsible for the attacks on the Moon.
Courting Rites
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
When Silas loses his banjo, he seeks help from a P.I. She takes the job to fill her pockets and the never-ending loneliness of her days. But this job might prove much harder than she thought. Because Silas reminds her of moments in her past—and she needs to figure out why.
Hearts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
David loved Kari from the moment he first saw her. That love inspired his art. But something more, something darker might prove his greatest inspiration of all—if only he can finally look within his own heart.
Changeling
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Gift first saw the lights as a baby. The faerie lights promised him a different life from the one he would know in the castle. But he couldn’t resist the pull of the mortal world. And that curiosity might change the course of not one, but two, kingdoms forever. An unforgettable story that inspired part of World Fantasy Award winner Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s international bestselling Fey series.
Purity Test
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,900. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
At the Keep, women serve one purpose: pawns for greater power. Power belonging to Micheline’s father. He uses magic to achieve that goal, but that magic serves another purpose, as well. It tests a woman’s purity. And what Micheline learns about this test will change her forever.
A Murder of Clones: A Retrieval Artist Universe Novel
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe, Book 10. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 103,320. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Anniversary Day bombings on the Moon sent shockwaves throughout the Earth Alliance. No one knows who created the clones responsible and turned them into ruthless killers. No one knows where or when they’ll strike next. This third book of the Anniversary Day Saga sheds further light on the Anniversary Day events, and introduces several new key characters.
An Incursion of Mice
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Beautiful longhaired tom Wall T runs a tight household. But when the other cats in his pride begin reporting a mouse incursion, he launches an investigation. What he uncovers might change everything he thought he knew about crime and leadership. This delightful detective tale by USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch offers a fascinating feline perspective on the nature of a crime.
Track 61
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Kessa possesses only small magic. But her skills allow her to help those who wield bigger magic. Her latest job takes her deep into the bowels of New York City’s subway system, hunting for bits of history long since forgotten. And what she finds deep down in the dark will both threaten her life and change it forever.
Theme and Variations
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Katie’s world revolved around Matthew: her love, her music, her telecollaboration inventions, all focused on him. Even gone, Matthew still dominates Katie’s world. Her memories hold the key to his masterwork, he says. But memories sometimes play tricks. And sometimes, they hold the secret to truths long buried.
The Space Between Hope and Dreams
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Before he left to fight in World War II, Jack promised Myrtle he’d be home for Christmas. But Myrtle begged Jack not to make a promise he couldn’t keep. Christmas after Christmas, decade after decade, Myrtle thinks of Jack and his promise, of the life they might have had were it not for the war. Until Myrtle finally understands that somehow, someday, Jack will find his way home for Christmas.
Inspiration
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When Cat’s romance novels bring an uninvited guest to her door on Christmas Eve, the choices she and John make could finally allow them to consummate their relationship—or end their time together forever.
Harold Angel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
When Susan gave birth to her son on Christmas Day, she named him Harold, after her late father. All his life, Harold wanted to sing. And all his life, Harold met with disappointment. So, when his own son arrives on December 25 as well, Harold faces a difficult choice: continue the legacy or spare his son the same hardships.
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