To many of you on my friends list, this is old news. But, there may be a few of you who have not yet discovered the awesomeness that is Catherynne M. Valente. Cat is a magnificently talented authoress. She is also, like so many of us these days, falling on hard times. Please check out this link to her blog, and her plight. Check her out, and help if you can. Even small drops in the bucket, can create mammoth floods, if there are enough. http://yuki-onna.livejournal.com/487082.html?view=11902122&style=mine#t11902122
There is also a new community dedicated to fund-raising for Cat.