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Interview with author Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Kristine Kathryn Rusch spends a great deal of time exploring “what if.” She writes science fiction, fantasy, romance and mystery. A Hugo Award winning editor and a co-publisher of Pulphouse, not to mention an avid reader, Kristine has a broad view of the publishing industry, which she shares regularly on her website.

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Author Website | Amazon Author Pages: US / UK
This show’s music: “Universe Acceptable” by Ash Ganley on the album Universe Acceptable available on Magnatune.com

The interview begins by discussing Kristine’s writing…and reading…routine. Then we discussed some of her writing including The Retrieval Artist, which was based on a Hugo-nominated short story, and the space-opera series Into the Wreck. We also discuss how she transitions a short story into larger works.

We moved on to discuss writing two types of mystery novels futuristic and the 1960s-based Smokey Dalton series, which she publishes as Kris Nelscott.

Kristine publishes romance novels under the name Kristine Grayson. She began her writing career with a desire to write historical romances, but she decide to write something that required less research. She met Kevin J Anderson  who pointed her to the fantasy markets that would be interested in her work.  Her current romances often involve updating classic myths and fairy tales, which has its origins in a Daw Books anthology she contributed to.

Kristine, along with her husband Dean Wesley Smith, are regular writers in the Star Trek franchise and Star Wars.

The publishing industry information Kristine shares on her website evolved from the workshops she and her husband offered. The first incarnation with the Freelancer’s Survival Guide.  She got advice about setting up the website from  Michael J Totten  and Scott William Carter. After the guide, she started writing more about the publishing industry, and because of her experience owning a publishing company, as an editor and as a writer, she felt she had a lot she could share.

The last portion of the interview focuses on the state of publishing today. Kristine has great insights to independent and e-publishing, the control writers have over then own career, and the resurgence of magazines and the short story.

Also mentioned: Amanda Hocking, John Lock, and David Wellington.

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2011 in Bookstacks News, off the shelf

 

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Off the Shelf Interview with Jane Nissen (show notes)

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In this episode of Off the Shelf, Kghia and Simeon interview British children’s publisher, Jane Nissen, who has been responsible for restoring so many classic children s books to print.

She started as a reader for Kaye Webb of Puffin Books and worked for a number of publishers before starting her own imprint on her retirement. The breadth and depth of her knowledge  of the field is remarkable, and it was a privilege to have interviewed her.

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Show Notes

Publishers’ Website: http://www.janenissenbooks.co.uk/
This week’s music: Take me to your Library from the album Take me to your Library by Monty Harper

 
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Posted by on June 5, 2011 in Bookstacks News, off the shelf

 

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Off the Shelf Interview with Michael A Stackpole (show notes)

On this episode of Off the Shelf, Kghia and Simeon interview science fiction and fantasy author Michael A. Stackpole. Mike is the author of eight New York Times best selling books, including I, Jedi from the Star Wars universe. During the interview, we talk about his career, his concept of heroes, and his views on e-publishing.

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Show Notes

Author Website: MichaelAStackpole.com
Author Twitter: @MikeStackpole
Second Life Office Location: slurl
This week’s music: Shoelace by Space Agency (mevio.com)

 
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Posted by on May 2, 2011 in Bookstacks News, off the shelf

 

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