When a fellow fangirl shared that her cosplaying group Rogue Base had made the local news, I had to check it out. Alpine Garrison and Rogue Base joined forces with Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant Mitchell Harline’s wish: to become an honorary Jedi Knight. Mitchell has the degenerative disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which will become worse as he ages. Check out Mitchell’s knighting ceremony. Star Wars fans are awesome.
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 TriciaBarr.com.