A Padawan’s Journal #48: Q & A
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With the release of THE LAST JEDI, came a minor explosion of requests for interviews. Michael can only do written ones these days since losing his voice, but he does them via keyboard. Even our editor—Shelly Shapiro (aka She Whom … Continue reading

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Padawan’s Journal #47: Snoopy Dancing at the Prom

I was an ugly duckling. The oafish, bespectacled, metal?mouthed character who sat in the back of the classroom drawing Star Trek inspired comic books with talking animals and who was the last person chosen for any sports team (until I … Continue reading

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Padawan’s Journal #46: THE LAST JEDI?
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So, yesterday Del Rey / LucasBooks released THE LAST JEDI. Co-authored by yours truly and the remarkable Michael Reaves. Concurrently with this, Star Wars fan site Roqoo Depot posted an interview with moi and a review of the novel. Ahem. … Continue reading

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Padawan’s Journal #44: Squeeee!

Monday, I think it was, I got a ping from my friend Bryan and the Star Wars fan site Knight’s Archive saying, “You’re aware, aren’t you, that the cover of your upcoming novel, THE LAST JEDI was just revealed at Comic … Continue reading

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A Padawan’s Journal #43: George McFly, a Box of Books, and Me

I’ve written a couple of blogs on when IT becomes real. The book, that is. The truth is that a book’s reality evolves, kind of like a child’s reality. Having given birth to both books and children, I can vouch … Continue reading

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A Padawan’s Journal #40: The Last Period

What happens when you put that last period on a novel? It’s done, right? Finis. THE END. Wrong. There’s still a lot to do. After I put the last period on the very, very first draft of Shadow Games (a … Continue reading

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A Padawan’s Journal #38: Terra Incognita

Well, I finally did it. I stumped the experts. Michael and I determined to set Shadow Games in a variety of locales but, as things transpired, a little-used location will be the scene of the penultimate confrontation and an epic … Continue reading

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A Padawan’s Journal, Entry #35: Forceful Women

It all started with Princess Leia, of course—the long line of heroic women from the Galaxy Far, Far Away. When we first meet Leia, she is a grainy holographic image that is somehow clear enough in its basic outlines (ahem) … Continue reading

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A Padawan’s Journal, Entry #18: Force Sensitives Great and Small

I used to think that only Jedi were Force sensitive. I guess I thought of the Force as something with an ON/OFF switch. You were either a one or a zero—sensitive or not. Jedi/Sith or mundane. End of story. When … Continue reading

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