Tricia Barr Talks The Force Awakens With The Great Big Beautiful Podcast

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Visiting The Great Big Beautiful Podcast was my pleasure. From the show notes:

The Great Big Beautiful Podcast, Episode 45: Tricia Barr & Dan Wallace

GBBShow1Star Wars doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, so let’s chat about it some more, shall we? Way back on Episode 13, we had Adam Bray on the show to discuss his work in Star Wars, including the recent Ultimate Star Wars book from DK. That book was actually written by a team of four authors, two of whom are our guests this week.

Neither Tricia Barr nor Dan Wallace are strangers to the Star Wars universe. Both are huge fans and have made their mark on the saga in their own ways. Tricia started in the fanfiction community and has become a vocal advocate for fangirls everywhere. She’s a strong presence on several other podcasts (including Fangirls Going Rogue, Hyperspace Theories, and Fangirl Chat), founder of FANgirl Blog, and author of the epic novel Wynde.

Dan is a veteran Star Wars author whose previous books include The Book of Sith, The Jedi Path, and Droid Factory, along with numerous others over the past few years. Outside of Star Wars, he’s also written or contributed to a number of geek-friendly books, including the recent Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History.

We welcome Tricia and Dan to the show to talk a bit about their careers, what drives them, what they’re personally fans of, and – of course – The Force Awakens.

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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