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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 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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Author Michael A Stackpole on Off the Shelf May 1

Michael A Stackpole has conquered galaxies both near and far, writing such notable books as I, Jedi; Talion: Revenant, and the Battletech novel Assumption of Risk. One of Mike’s latest works, In Hero Years…I’m Dead, plays with genres with entertaining results. He is also a generous contributor to the writer community, with his series The Secrets and the office hours he hosts here in Second Life. Please join us on Sunday, May 1 at 1:00 pm as Simeon and I talk to Mike about his works, his career, and even his experiences with e-publishing. It will be a thought-provoking and entertaining interview.

If you can’t join us in-world, please listen live on RadioRiel.

 
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Posted by on April 30, 2011 in Bookstacks News, off the shelf

 

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Podcast with sharon lee and steve miller is up.

Saltation
Not the best sound quality we have had but its understandable and even fascinating. Even if I did ramble. So fascinating that we continued for longer than normalIf you were not there you missed out on a fascinating after podcast discussion. Its worth showing up in world.
Congratulations to Bebe who won a copy of the Saltation e-arc.

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this weeks music was

This Spy Surfs playing Spectre Swing

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2010 in Bookstacks News, off the shelf

 

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Science Fiction Saturday starts 25th of July

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The Science Fiction Discussion group organized by Jago Constantine has been looking for a new home…and from 25 July that home will be Bookstacks! The discussion group  meets every Saturday at 2.00 p.m. SL time for an hour.

Science Fiction Saturday

Lets you discuss science fiction in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Got something to say about the book you’re reading? Share your insights with us! You’re welcome to come and just listen too!We’ll happily discuss sci fi books, television and movies … but mostly books!

If you think you might come along, bring some thoughts on the last science fiction you read, what you’re reading now, and what you want to read next!

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2009 in Bookstacks News, events

 

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