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Cat Valente [Jun. 11th, 2009|03:35 pm]
The Victorian Era for the 21st Century


For those of you who are unfamiliar with Catherynne M. Valente's work, she is most famous for her gorgeous fairy tales (Orphan's Tales, Vol. I & II), which won the prestigious Tiptree award and her skinpunk revolution, Palimpsest. She was featured in MTV News' documentuary on the Steampunk movement and is a beloved member of the convention scene.

This economy has been difficult for everyone, but it's been especially difficult for those in creative lines of work. As you may know, Catherynne M. Valente's (catvalente) fiance, justbeast was laid off six months ago. While they have both been working diligently since then, Cat on her writing and D trying to pick up freelance work, the cold hard fact is right now it's not enough.

Cat and D are in rather dire straits as Cat describes here.

We need each other, folks. If we are going to practice what we preach about being a community, we as artists and dreamers need to hold each other up when things get hard. And things have gotten hard for Cat and D, so we need to help hold them up too.

How You Can Help:

1. Join the Omikuji Project.

2. Buy E-Books or Steampunk Tales Issue One.

3. Sign up for The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland (TBA)

4. Put an item or service, no matter how big or small, up for auction on this journal for people to bid on. Bids will be conducted in the comments and payment and shipping is to be determined by the seller.

5. Donate.

6. Spread the word.

Help Catherynne M. Valente

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[User Picture]From: jimnduncan
2009-06-12 02:26 pm (UTC)


Cat, you might consider serializing The Girl on to the Kindle. Get active on the boards there and spread the word. I'll bet you can make at least some money doing this. I know I'm seriously considering putting my unpubbed suspense novel up there because I'm almost in the same boat you are. My unemployment will be gone by October, and I've been job hunting for months now.
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