January 6th, 2009

me

Setting quiet pages free...

Okay: here's the thing. SJ Tucker is a sweet, generous, talented woman who has freely given of herself and her music for as long as I've known her. Unfortunately, a recent illness (entirely unplanned, as illnesses so often are) has left her with a lot of medical bills hanging over her, and the life of a bard has never been a terribly lucrative one...not in money, anyway.

They're often surprisingly rich in friends.

Ravens in the Library is a limited edition anthology, collecting stories and art dedicated to the health of S.J. Tucker. It will become available on February 22nd, and will remain available only for as long as it takes for Sooj's medical bills to be covered. For once, I can say with the utmost seriousness that this product will not be sold in stories. It's a real book, it's going to be real and physical in your hands, but it's not going to be real and physical on the shelves of the store down the street. Which makes it sort of extra awesome, really. You can view the original press release in Phil Brucato's journal. Phil is our mastermind and ringleader, and much of what this particular gang of Lost Boys and Wicked Girls does can be blamed on him. Who's along for the ride? We-ell...

Ari Berk
Francesca Lia Block
Phil Brucato
Sam Chupp
Storm Constantine
Charles de Lint
Ben Dobyns
Jaymi Elford
Neil Gaiman
Alexandra Honigsberg
Elizabeth Jordan Leggett
Shira Lipkin
Angel Leigh McCoy
Seanan McGuire
Kris Millering and Storm Wilder
Mia Nutick
S.J. Tucker
Carrie Vaughn
Catherynne M. Valente
Terri Windling
...and others...

Behold. For now we wear the human pants. There's also art! Art is key. And we have art by...

Amy Brown
James A. Owen
Brian Syme
...and others...

This volume is being edited by Phil Brucato and Sandra Buskirk, and to say 'for a limited time only' is to understate things more than a bit. It's great stories and glorious art for a good cause. Ordering information is here, in the press release.

I am so happy to be a part of this.