For those of you who don’t visit here, you may not have heard that we have a guest blogger tomorrow. It’s Kristine Kathryn Rusch, who is an award winning fantasy and science fiction author. For those of you who missed it, Gemini talks about how the woman managed this, but it was surprisingly easy (I wouldn’t be surprised it Kris wasn’t a closet fan of mine).
At any rate, if you’re like the male and have a blank stare on your face, Kristine Kathryn Rusch has written hundreds of short stories, many novels and several series. Kris writes under several common pen names as well as her own name.
At various times in her career she’s worked in radio and been an editor. In fact, we keep introducing her as the award winning science fiction and fantasy author but we’re actually short changing her by leaving off everything else.
Sometime around 1990, Kris spoke on a panel at Orycon. The Woman happened to be in the audience. The Woman didn’t know anything about her, but Kris’ no nonsense, cut-to-the-chase answers to the questions posed were so refreshing and useful, (quite unlike so many of the other speakers) that the Woman became a fan then and there. From that point on, if she saw Kris’s name in anthology or magazine, she purchased it. She also looked for her books. And over the years, you name it, Kris wrote it.
Fantasy lovers will enjoy the Fey series(although be warned, she is not shy about gore, and the Fey, to be honest, are not very nice.). Science Fiction lovers and mystery lovers alike will enjoy The Retrieval Artist series. The Woman likes science fiction but doesn’t like heavy science science fiction and these are great. Both series are under the Kris Rusch name.
People who want a thought provoking mystery or noir style mystery should read the Smokey Dalton series by Kris Nelscott.The Woman can’t just pick these up and read all of them at once. She needs a break because they tend to very intense and evocative. Lovers of light romance and perhaps a bit of paranormal elements should read the Kristine Grayson books. Not so much vampires as the Fates and quite a good romp. Yes, these are all Kristine Kathryn Rusch pen names. and you can read more about her on her blog. In fact, if you are a writer, her blog is one you really ought to be following.
The Business Rusch is invaluable. We’ve only touched on some of the highlights and our favorites, as there are too many to list and not get silly. Readers really do need to check her out. And yes, she writes a lot of short stories about cats. Reading Dean’s blog all the time, we hear mostly about the White Cat, aka Walter White Kitty, aka The Waltese Falcon. But they have several more. And that’s some of what you’ll learn about tomorrow.