1. I got to contribute to this week’s SFSignal Mind Meld, in which I mention the work of Catherynne M. Valente, Dan Simmons, and Robert Jackson Bennett, practically in one breath. I was stoked to see that my friend Sandra Wickham is also in this Mind Meld! (Go, Inkpunks!)
2. Taos Toolbox is still accepting applications for the 2013 session. I cannot recommend this workshop highly enough. Do not be intimidated by the label of “Master Class”–if there’s anything I’ve learned over the past few years it’s that we are the worst judges of our own skill. Just apply. It won’t stay open forever, so quit dicking around on the internet and get your application in. Yes, they want paper. Suck it up and print it out. It builds character.