Writing under a variety of different pseudonyms, the American author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is both writer and editor, having created an extensive backlog of work over the course of her long and influential career, with diverse material ranging from fantasy to science-fiction, and romance and even mystery. Winning numerous awards as well, she has also managed to garner acclaim from the critics, as well as being a commercial success with the general public too. Working alongside a whole host of other authors as well, she is one of the most prolific writers in her field to date, with more and more discovering her work everyday.
Early and Personal Life
Born on the 4th of June in 1960, she was brought up in Oneonta in New York in the United States, where she spent a large portion of her formative years gaining insight and experience, as she nurtured her passion for both reading and writing from a very early age. She also gained a keen interest in science-fiction and the culture that surrounds it immersing herself wherever and whenever possible into the genre. This enabled her to create a voice for herself over the years that, whilst understanding of the genre, was also individual enough to stand out from the crowd on its own.
Growing up in the area, she would take in a lot from the world around, something which enabled her to create the strong and rich characterizations for which she’s become well known for, along with developing her in-depth and vibrant imagination, which is also known for being intricate. Creating mysteries and suspense, she was able to build upon these creative and profound premises that worked into her refined inner landscapes over the years. Gaining an education as well, she was able to hone and refine this voice of hers as well, building upon her craft to be, setting herself up as a renowned writer in the following years to come.
Finding her style in a whole variety of different genres, she has been able to create and establish a name for herself throughout the years working with a number of different authors as well, all of which has allowed her to branch out and hone her talents as a writer. Writing non-fiction as well, she has managed to create a name outside of the realm of fiction too, establishing herself all across the board. Along with the experiences she has had throughout her life, she has landed upon a rich and varied writing career that has been lauded throughout the entire industry.
Married to the famous writer Dean Wesley Smith, a highly regarded author of science-fiction in his own right, she has managed a number of collaborations with him over the years. They have also managed to Pulphouse Publishing label in the past as well, something which they did together for a number of years, creating a strong and respected brand with the Pulphouse Magazine during their time there. With more books set to be released in the near future it appears that she’s not stopping anytime soon either, as her writing career continues to grow from strength-to-strength.
A highly successful writer of genre fiction, she has gotten on to the top of many bestseller lists on numerous occasion, securing her popularity with readers worldwide. Not only that, but she has also gained critical acclaim as well, with a number of highly prestigious awards and organizations recognizing her many contributions to the field over the years. Included among these was the Asimov’s Readers Choice Award along with the Le Prix Imaginales, as well as the Hugo amongst others, leading to her getting recognition from both her peers and contemporaries.
Writing a variety of different series, she has used multiple pen-names throughout, such as Kris Nelscott for her mystery novels, Kristine Grayson for her romances and Sandy Schofield for her collaborations with her husband. Not only that, but she has also worked under her own name alongside the writers Kevin J.Anderson and Jerry Oltion for a few different series as well. With her career as a writer building and building, she has plenty more stories waiting for her on the horizon, as more are set to follow shortly, something which will carry on into the foreseeable future.
The Gallery Of His Dreams
Initially brought out in 1991 through the Axlotl Press label along with the Pulphouse Publishing label again, this was to be an early title from Kristine Kathryn Rusch as an author. With a somewhat serious tone it manages to convey a sense of urgency and importance about its subject, whilst injecting elements of fantasy along the way. It also provides the ideal starting point for any reader or follower of Rusch hoping to get an insight into her development as an author over the years.
Giving it everything Matthew Brady is a hopeful photographer who puts it all on the line to make his career in American Civil War imagery work, despite already having a successful career elsewhere. Although it doesn’t initially work out when showing his work at the New York Historical Society, as his material isn’t so well received, he perseveres regardless. Whilst he first believes everything to be over, his perseverance comes in the form of a visitation of a woman from another lifetime who gives him a deal that could make or break him. Will he take the offer? What are the stipulations? Where will he go once he enters the gallery of his dreams?
The Devil’s Churn
Originally published in 1996 on the first of March through the Dell publishing label, this was to be part of the Oregon Coast/Seavy Village series written under her own name. Set around the premise of a fantasy version of the Oregon Coast, it posits an alternative location in the style and tone that readers had now come to expect from Rusch as an author. Providing an ambiance and atmosphere that was in keeping with the rest of the novels in the series, it provides further insight into the development of the somewhat fictional location.
Having become an urban legend of sorts to the locals of Dory Cove, the Devil’s Churn had become a well known tourist attraction off the coast of Oregon. It was here that fifty years ago one Spencer Chadwick was pulled under by its fast and aggressive currents, dragging him down to his almost certain demise. Then he mysteriously returns to the town and he looks no older than the day he supposedly died, whilst everyone else must now deal with the onslaught of madness and murder that threatens to engulf their town. Where did Spencer go all those years? How did he return looking so young? What will become of the dangers surrounding the Devil’s Churn?Book Series In Order » Authors » Kristine Kathryn Rusch