A Padawan’s Journal #49: Reality Informs Fiction
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Every once in a while, even in the world of media tie-ins, I get to field questions that go beyond the expected “Do you like writing Star Wars novels?” “Which character is the most fun to write?” I did several … Continue reading

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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 #45: Writing Non-Human Characters or I Fell in Love with a Droid

I often get asked which character in a book was the hardest, easiest, or most fun to write. Some writers say they hate answering those questions. I enjoy them. When it comes to the Star Wars novels that Michael Reaves … 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 #42: The Power of the Force

As many of you know, I’m working on a new Star Wars novel. The untitled fourth volume in the Coruscant Nights series. I can’t tell you much about it, except that it’s going to be a long read and that … Continue reading

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A Padawan’s Journal, Entry #19: Writing when the Force is with you.

Star Wars: Shadow Games is due out November 29, 2011. That’s comin’ up real fast! We’re also on the home stretch of the fourth Coruscant Nights book. Alrighty, then! Next item is the demonic music video my composer/music producer husband, … Continue reading

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