Star Wars Insider #167 Lets Rey’s Light Shine

SW 167 ReyIf you haven’t checked out my featured articles in Star Wars Insider, hopefully Issue #167 will tempt you enough to pick it up from the newsstand. Over at, editor Jonathan Wilkins shared ten highlights from the current issue, including:

Tricia Barr’s guide to the heroic journey of various characters continues with the first of a two-part look at Rey. Discover why she’s so crucial to the saga and so groundbreaking in this typically insightful piece.

You will also find a short interview with Rey cosplayers, one of whom is FANgirl’s Kay!

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In addition The Best of Star Wars Insider: Volume 2 is out now, featuring one of my favorite articles on everyone’s favorite scoundrel Han Solo.

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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