Star Wars, Geek Girls and Athena’s Daughters

Here’s the video posted at StarWars.com in conjunction with Star Wars Reads Day that features some of the great Expanded Universe authors and artists explaining why the books and comics are important to the franchise and fans.

WeLoveFine featured Vader Reads and Boba Fett Reads shirts for the day celebrating Star Wars fans. As I noted in my Star Wars Blog post about the event, it’s a fantastic way to highlight how stories can improve education opportunities. It would be nice to see more than men’s only t-shirts and male creators on the video. Just in case, here’s a reminder that Star Wars is for everyone, which I shared over at GeekGirlCon’s blog.

There have been some interesting posts around the web coinciding with Star Wars Reads Day, including Simon Beecroft’s “10 Reasons Why He Loves Being a Star Wars Author” and Eric Geller’s “10 Interesting Things I Learned from The Making of Return of the Jedi.” The ForceCast also released a Reads Day special including interviews with authors Timothy Zahn and Aaron Allston about the past and future of Star Wars novels and a joint discussion with two members of Lucasfilm’s Story Group, Leland Chee and Pablo Hidalgo, about a range of topics. Roqoo Depot recapped the Goodreads chat with several Star Wars authors, and Star Wars Bookworms had some interesting tweets about things Joe Schreiber revealed at his event appearance. Did someone say Yuuzhan Vong?

Over at Tosche Station, author Janine Spendlove talked conventions, Star Wars, and her writing process, including the use of playlists. At the end of the podcast she announced the Kickstarter for her next novel in the War of the Seasons series will launch on October 8th and also an upcoming all-women penned science fiction and fantasy anthology with female protagonists as its theme. She also announced I will be one of the stretch goals authors. My short story will be a spin-off set within the events of my upcoming novel Wynde.

Look for more news on this anthology in December. For now, here’s a peek at the cover!


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 strong female characters. She also writes about Star Wars for Random House’s science fiction and fantasy blog Suvudu.com and Star Wars Insider magazine and is a contributor for Her Universe’s Year of the Fangirl.

Tricia is putting the finishing touches on her first novel, Wynde – a military science fiction with a fantastical twist that features heroines Vespa and Gemini. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.

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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 TriciaBarr.com.
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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 TriciaBarr.com.

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