VP pal Tiffani just sold her first story. It’s called “If Wishes Were Horses“, and I still have the marked-up copy of it in my stack of material I brought home from Viable Paradise. (Tiffani was in my critique group, and I got to pick apart her story. Our informal motto was “Ink Is Love”.)
Her story will be published in Strange Horizons in late spring. That’s a pretty brag-able publishing credit right there.
I’m so glad I had the chance to attend VP. The things I learned, the contacts I made, and the friends I gained would have justified ten times the tuition. I’ve never been around a more concentrated collection of fun and talented people.