I’ve been blessed to personally know a few professional authors through the years and one of them was Kage Baker. She and I worked together at the Charles Dickens Christmas Fair every December and one thing I’ll always appreciate about her was how supportive of my writing she was after my first sale. She and her sister Kathleen (hi, mom) were/are dear to me and my family.
I remark on this now because The Best of Kage Baker is being released by Subterranean Press. Do yourself a favor and buy this book, you won’t regret it.