Magick for Terri

This blog is mainly just serving as a website for my work at the moment, and any big updates on what’s happening in my writing life, as I rarely have time to keep it as a personal blog any longer.  Here’s one of those big updates I just mentioned though.  Not for myself, but for someone else very special in my writing life.

Right now, there’s a fundraiser for Terri Windling, who’s undergoing health and financial problems at the moment.  For those not in the know, Terri is one of the most influential and generous editors/artists/writers in the field of fantasy fiction, starting in the late 70s and 80s, when she introduced the concept of contemporary/urban fantasy, which is now ever so popular.  She was the woman who made it happen.

She also selected my first professionally published story, “Plenty”, for the Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror back in 2000, and has been a champion of my work ever since.  I’m donating a manuscript critique (short story or first 40 pages of a novel) to the auction to raise funds to help her in this time of need.

The auction holds tons of treasures you should check out.  Stuff from Kelly Link, Catherynne Valente, Elizabeth Hand, Nalo Hopkinson, Cassandra Clare, Holly Black, Cherie Priest, Charles Vess, and many more folks who want to help Terri.

Please check it out by clicking here to go to the auction site.  The spotlighted auction items are listed on the left sidebar, but there are other items up for grabs in the feed for the site, so do forget to peruse the posted items in the center of the page either.

Let’s make some magic happen.

Thanks (and more from me in a couple of weeks when the fall semester is over),

Chris

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