Helping to decide the “Fate of the Jedi”: My first Star Wars novel

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.

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Helping to decide the “Fate of the Jedi”: My first Star Wars novel — 10 Comments

  1. Congrats, Christie! I just saw the ad from Barnes and Noble in my in box this mornng.

    Very cool!

  2. I know I am! From all the reviews it’s an awesome addition to the SW universe and one heck of a start for a first-time SW author. Great job! I shall watch your career with much interest.

  3. Good on ya Christie. We’re all thrilled for your book.
    “I shall watch your career with much interest” hilarious reference there Andrew.
    – izi

  4. Christie,
    I wish you the best of luck with your first Star Wars novel and the rest of the series! I am awaiting my copy from Amazon, and it should be arriving…right about…now!

    Carpe diem, Christie…carpe diem!

  5. Thanks to all for the kind wishes and congratulations! Early signs indicate that the readers seem pleased…whew! 😀 I’m really looking forward to Comic Con where I’ll get to meet the readers and sign some books for them. Also there will be a costumer friend of mine dressed as Vestara, the Sith apprentice I got to create. 🙂

    Went by my local Barnes & Noble yesterday and there were something like 20 copies. Wow! I have just taken my first step into a larger world. *grins* Now to make books #5 and #8 just as entertaining….Thanks again all.

  6. I just finished reading Omen…no spoilers…congratulations, Ms. Golden, you got to pen something I’ve been wanting to see for years. I enjoyed the rest of the book, too! 😉