Long time geek, fangirl, mother, and reader. I've got a lot to say, you might not like it all, but it will be honest and hopefully helpful.
"Xena, which immediately preceded Buffy in the kickass female lead department and produced its share of fanfic, employed female writers on a handful of episodes."
That's the ONLY mention of Xena in the entire book, I did a search to confirm. For a book that talks a lot about female writers, and female empowerment in fiction to ignore one of the biggest female centric fandoms is baffling.