October 15, 2012
PAYING IT BACKWARD: Kristine Katherine Rusch, whose blog I’ve linked here before, gave me — and a lot of other writers — a start in the field with her writing workshops. Now she and her husband Dean Wesley Smith are doing the same for a generation of indie-publishing writers. And Kris has contributed to helping writers with Her Freelancer’s Survival Guide.
We don’t always see eye to eye in politics (though both of us have changed so much the last ten years, who knows anymore? [Me? I'm now a small l libertarian]) but she’s a great teacher and always a great writer. She is also prolific, so there’s something for everyone. First there’s Blowback, which is on audio first and will be in print in December. Then there’s her acclaimed Retrieval Artist SF series, of which the first book is The Disappeared. If you read romance, try Charming Blue, a light, sweet romance. For darker Romance try Assassins in love: Assassins Guild. Her mysteries are being reissued, starting with Dangerous Road. And she has FREE stories on her blog every Monday. Free is always good, particularly these days. Give her a try.