With Terry Bisson, I founded the SF in SF science fiction reader series, where we had such guests as Cory Doctorow, Gregory Benford, Peter S. Beagle, Robert Silverberg, Tad Williams, and Kage Baker.

In 2007 and 2010 I attended¬†Milford, the professional science fiction writer’s workshop in Wales. As well as having a marvelous time reading and critiquing stories (and having my own stories critiqued), I made many friends, one of whom introduced me to my husband,¬†Chaz Brenchley.