Fantasy Cafe for the second annual Women in SF&F Month. Kristen has put together another stellar lineup of authors and bloggers in this month dedicated to the women throughout history and today who have contributed so much to my two all-time favorite genres. This year, I was inspired to write about one of the very first female SF&F authors I ever read. Her impact in my life has been enormous. Stop by and say hi. And while you're there, be sure to weigh in on the Favorite SF&F Books by Women Project with your top ten favorites!
I feel a bit giddy finally talking to you all about this series. If you'll remember, I fell madly in love with The Q when it came out a few years ago. Now, Beth Brower is writing The Unselected Journals of Emma M. Lion — a series of novellas set in London in 1883. Each volume is an excerpt from the incorrigible Emma's journals, and the first two volumes are already available with the third on the way soon. I think they'd make rather perfect pandemic reading. Humorous and charming down to their bones, they're just what the doctor ordered to lift your spirits in this uncertain time that just proves to be too much some days. If you're experiencing one of those days, I suggest giving Volume 1 a go (it's only 99 cents on Kindle, $4.99 for a trade paperback copy). It will surprise exactly none of you that I own print and digital editions of both volumes. Miss Emma M. Lion has waited long enough. Come hell or high water (and really, given her track record, both a