Blackbirds singing in the dead of night...

Ravens in the Library The newly-formed "Save Our Sooj!" group has announced: "SJ Tucker, a touring musician with no health insurance, recently ended up in the hospital for nearly a week, and was released on Christmas Eve to await test results. At this time, we do not have a solid diagnosis. More tests are scheduled, and surgery may be necessary. 542px-Capi_x_Raven.svg Most hospitals charge thousands of dollars per day for inpatient hospital stays and tens of thousands of dollars for surgery.`'

 One of several projects established to help Ms. Tucker with medical costs is Ravens in the Library, a limited edition anthology (named after one of her songs) edited by Phil Brucato and Sandra Buskirk, containing stories by Holly Black, Francesca Lia Block, Storm Constantine, Charles de Lint, Neil Gaiman, Midori Snyder, Catherynne Valente, me, and others. Ravens in the Library will be a very limited edition and will not be available in any store. (You can purchase a copy online here.) A Facebook page for Ravens in the Library has been created here. More information about the book and other money-raising projects and events can be found here.

Updated to add: Ms. Tucker has now been properly diagnosed and has undergone surgery, from which she is recovering nicely. The cost of her medical care will indeed be high, so please do contribute if you can.