Adult Summer Reading Club Closes Sept. 10 in Lincoln City
Driftwood Public Library will wrap up its first Adult Summer Reading Club on Saturday, September 10th at 3:00 p.m. with an appearance by multi-genre author Kris Rusch, with drawings for several prizes to follow.
Kris Rusch is a long-time resident of the Oregon Coast and has written in several genres under several names, including science fiction and fantasy under the name Kristine Kathryn Rusch, mysteries under Kris Nelscott, paranormal and fantasy romances under Kristine Grayson and romantic thrillers under the name Kristine Dexter. Her novels have made bestseller lists worldwide and have been published in 14 countries and 13 different languages. Her awards range from the Ellery Queen Readers Choice Award to the John W. Campbell Award. Recently she has been nominated for the Hugo, the Shamus, and the Anthony Award. She is the only person in the history of the science fiction field to have won a Hugo award for editing and a Hugo award for fiction. Her short work has been reprinted in thirteen Year’s Best collections.
In 2007, she became one of a handful of writers to twice win the Best Mystery Novel award given for the best mystery published in the Northwest (for her Kris Nelscott books). Her novella, “Diving into the Wreck,” has won the prestigious international UPC award, given in Spain to the best science fiction novella in English, French, Spanish or Catalan. That novella also won the Asimov’s Readers Choice award. Her critically acclaimed Retrieval Artist series has won the Endeavor Award.
In 2001, her story, “Millennium Babies,” won the coveted Hugo Award. That year, she also received the Herodotus Award for Best Historical Mystery Novel (for her Kris Nelscott Series) and the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best Paranormal Romance (for her novel Utterly Charming, written as Kristine Grayson). In 1999, her story, “Echea,” was nominated for the Locus, Nebula, Hugo, and Sturgeon awards. It won the Homer Award and the Asimov’s Reader’s Choice Award. In 1999, she also won the Ellery Queen Reader’s Choice Award and the Science Fiction Age Reader’s Choice Award, making her the first writer to win three different reader’s choice awards for three different stories in two different genres in the same year.
She is the former editor of the prestigious The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Before that, she and Dean Wesley Smith started and ran Pulphouse Publishing, a science fiction and mystery press in Eugene. Kris’ latest novels are Wickedly Charming written as Kristine Grayson, and City of Ruins, written as Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
Following Kris’ talk, the library will hold drawings for prizes donated to the Adult Summer Reading Club by Sylvia Beach Hotel, Blackfish Café, Sitka Center for the Arts and Ecology, Bob’s Beach Books, The Bijou Theater, Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, Theatre West and The Bay House, among others. Even those who didn’t take part in this year’s Adult Summer Reading Club are welcome to attend Kris’ talk, though they won’t be eligible for prizes. Those who are participating are encouraged to continue to submit coupons for the drawings right up until 3:00 on September 10th. Sign-ups for Adult Summer Reading Club have ended.
Kris Rusch’s appearance at the library is a free event. Any questions about this event, or about the Adult Summer Reading Program, can be directed to Ken Hobson at the library either by phone (541-996-1242) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The library is located at 801 SW Highway 101, on the 2nd floor of the City Hall building in Lincoln City.