Midge and I met when we both had books coming out from Eastern Washington University Press—mine, Blessing of the Animals; hers, Forgetting English. We read together at the "Getlit!" conference in Eastern Washington (in a church, no less, standing at the pulpit!) and it was really "friends at first sight."
Since then, we've kept in touch, supporting one another in our writing endeavors. She now runs, with her husband, Ashland Creek Press, where they do noble work, such as publishing new authors and adopting old typewriters.