Today is a REALLY special day. Not only is it the day that my first ever children's stories are published, but it's the day that I get to walk into a bookstore and pick up a Star Wars book that has my name in the credits. A STAR WARS BOOK, YOU GUYS. I CAN'T EVEN . . .
If you know one thing about me, odds are good that you know I'm a massive Star Wars fangirl. #NeverTellMeTheOdds And to get to write stories for a galaxy far, far away has been my biggest dream come true. The mythology of Star Wars has left a bantha-sized imprint on my life, reminding me of the never-ending powers of friendship, hope and trust. The friend-families formed, and the honor with which the characters act has inspired me in every conceivable way. And the relationships I've formed with complete strangers while sleeping in convention center basements during Celebration (Anaheim, Orlando, and that second night in Orlando that was so amazing because RIAN JOHNSON came through and met every single fan!! HOW COOL IS HE?) have made my life richer than I ever could have imagined. Star Wars fans are truly the greatest fans in the world, and to get to write stories for my fellow fans' Padawans has been one of the greatest privileges of my life. I'm so thankful to the team at Disney-Lucasfilm Press who let this big-time fangirl play in their sandbox, and I hope that the stories I got to write will fill readers with all the hope and love that this franchise has given me.
Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy Stories is an 18 story collection (with two stories from me!) that tells the tale of Episodes I-III. It's available TODAY everywhere books are sold! Happy reading . . . and May The Force Be With You!