My friends David Levine and Kate Yule live in Portland, Oregon. I met David and Kate back in the mid-90s through our mutual hobby of squaredancing. The couple also publish a wonderful, occasional ‘zine, Bento (some issues of which are available online).
David is an award-winning, up-and-coming science-fiction writer, nominated last year for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His incredibly beautiful and emotionally stirring (I cried) short story “The Tale of the Golden Eagle” has been nominated this year for a Nebula. For a limited time, this wonderful story is available for free on The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction web site. Go read it.