So today, something really amazing happens. Something I’m going to remember for my whole life.
My first STAR WARS novel gets published.
Like many of my generation, I remember my very first viewing of STAR WARS with astonishing vividness. I was thirteen, and drank it all in like a woman dying of thirst being offered water in the desert (or maybe blue milk in the desert…) . In “those days” you could park yourself for the noon showing and just sit through a movie again and again as long as you wanted. I wanted. I can’t tell you how many times I saw it, or EMPIRE, or RETURN OF THE JEDI. But I enjoyed it every single time.
About a year and a half ago, I was approached, not to do just one Star Wars novel. Not to do a hardcover. Not even to do a hardcover trilogy. But to do three hardcover Star Wars books as part of a major nine book series, co-written with Star Wars vets Aaron Allston and Troy Denning.
Gotta say this for dreams sometimes…when they come true, they come true big time.
As I’m also working on three more Warcraft novels for Blizzard, it’s been an interesting year. And will be next year and the year after that too. I’m not complaining, they are all six joyful projects that make me happy to think about that I am loving writing.
So tomorrow, OMEN, book 2 in the Fate of the Jedi series hits bookstores. Somewhere in Colorado, a 45 year old woman with the soul of a thirteen year old will be smiling. If you pick up the book (The first one is OUTCAST by Aaron Allston so you know what’s going on), I hope you are smiling too.