Vera Nazarian, publisher of the small press imprint Norilana books, was in trouble. Thanks to bills that she incurred while fighting a fraudulent lawsuit, she'd been forced into a sub-prime loan. Then, when her mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, the bills only got bigger.
The trouble just kept coming when the sewer lines backed up into her home. Now, with Christmas just weeks away, the bank was threatening to foreclose, putting her and her ailing mother out of the street.
But thanks to her many friends – writers and fans in the Science Fiction community, there was hope.