Janet Edward's YA series has won multiple awards around the world, and all the books aren't even out yet in the US! Earth Girl and Earth Star follow Jara as she goes from an unknown, Earth-bound outcast to a planetary hero in the spotlight. The third and final book, Earth Flight, comes out this September.
Kristine Kathryn Rusch heads deep into the ruins of space with Diving Into the Wreck, City of Ruins, and Boneyards. Historian Boss discovers an impossible spaceship from Earth, and what she finds could lead to an intergalactic war.
Kay Kenyon's writes on a grander-than-grand scale, and she proved this in her Entire and the Rose series. Bright of the Sky first came out in our second year, and the Philip K. Dick and John W. Campbell award nominated author completed her space opera with A World Too Near, City Without End, and Prince of Storms.
K. V. Johansen revisits the world of her novel Blackdog in her newest epic fantasy series with The Leopard and The Lady. A war rages between gods and the people of Marakand, can their only hope free his soul to rescue them all?
Philippa Ballantine's Shifted World novels throw ancient spirits and dragons into a landscape that constantly changes. A quest story like no other, Hunter and Fox and Kindred and Wings take you into the depths of the world and the history of a ruined people._________________________________________
And to celebrate these women (and our ten year anniversary) let's kick off our first giveaway of the month! We're choosing one person to win any book mentioned in this post. Comment below or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Week one giveaway," making sure to include which book you'd like to win if we choose you. The winner will be announced on Wednesday!