Tricia joins Suvudu

Remember when I talked about looking forward to the unexpected in 2012? Well, it’s only the end of January and I’ve had a good bit of that already. Today, I’m excited to reveal another one.

Just after the New Year I was offered a position as a regular contributor to the Star Wars section of, Random House’s blog for featuring their science fiction and fantasy novels, including the Del Rey imprint that publishes the Star Wars books. Getting started, I’ll be posting there twice per month; the posts and links will be announced here at FANgirl Blog too, of course. As a blogger, this is a fantastic chance for exposure. As a writer, it will give me additional insight into the publishing business. As a fangirl, this is the kind of opportunity fans dream about. I couldn’t possibly say no.

My first blog was published this afternoon. I’ve been pondering the nature of starships, droid brains, and artificial intelligence quite a bit lately, especially how they compare to the qualities and characteristics of sentient, living characters. What better ship to serve as the basis for a musing on the nature of characters than the Millennium Falcon? I hope you’ll check out my post and share your passion for Star Wars.

Speaking of passion… My Valentine’s Day blog pitch has already been approved. I think some of my fangirl friends will enjoy it.

Many thanks to Erich Schoeneweiss, Frank Parisi, and Joseph Scalora at Random House for giving me a shot.

A graduate of Duke University, Tricia is a registered Professional Engineer who designs transportation systems as a consultant. In her free time, she shows horses and maintains a website for Star Wars EU fans that creates a safe place for women and men to discuss literature and all things pertaining to geek culture. She is currently writing her first full-length original novel, a space opera based around the heroic journey of a young woman who finds herself in the middle of a deadly terrorist attack by an invading alien force.  For information on the book, please check out



Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to

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