Collection: Kristine Kathryn Rusch | Writer Workshop Instructor

International bestselling author Kristine Kathryn 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 Imaginales, 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.

Rusch broke a number of barriers in the sf/f 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.

To keep up with everything she does, go to and sign up for her newsletter. To track her many pen names and series, see their individual websites (,,,,, 


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