Kristine Kathryn Rusch


Award-winning editor Kristine Kathryn Rusch loves the holidays and
she loves short fiction, which makes the annual WMG Holiday Spectacular the
perfect project for her to edit!

Rusch won numerous awards for her editing and broke a number of
barriers in the science fiction and fantasy field, including being the first
female editor of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and being
the only person in history to have won a Hugo Award for writing and editing.
She has owned two different publishing companies, and she also writes a highly
regarded weekly publishing industry blog.

As an international bestselling author, Rusch writes in many
genres, from science fiction to mystery, from western to romance. She has
written under a pile of pen names, but most of her work appears as Kristine
Kathryn Rusch. Her Kris Nelscott pen name has won or been nominated for most of
the awards in the mystery genre, and her Kristine Grayson pen name became a
bestseller in romance. Her science fiction novels set in the bestselling Diving
Universe have won dozens of awards and are in development for a major TV show.
She also writes the Retrieval Artist sf series and several major series that
mostly appear as short fiction.

Her novels have made bestseller lists around the world and her
short fiction has appeared in twenty-seven best of the year collections. She
has won more than thirty awards for her fiction, including the Hugo, Le Prix
, the Asimov’s Readers’ Award, and the Ellery Queen
Mystery Magazine
Readers Award. Publications from The Chicago Tribune
to Booklist have included her Kris Nelscott mystery novels in their
top-ten-best mystery novels of the year. The Nelscott books have received
nominations for almost every award in the mystery field, including the best
novel Edgar Award, and the Shamus Award.

To keep up with everything she does, go to and sign
up for her newsletter. To track her many pen names and series, visit those
websites at,,,,, and