Sharing Star Wars 2013

Between Her Universe’s Year of the Fangirl and the announcement of more Star Wars movies in the future, May the Fourth couldn’t get here early enough. We thought it would be fun to ask the blog’s contributors to share why Star Wars is special to them. Interestingly, the questionnaires came back quickly and what I thought would be short, easy answers yielded some thoughtful replies. No doubt about it, fangirls love Star Wars!

If May the Fourth is new to you, Bonnie Burton made a great video about Star Wars Day. As the day approaches, we’ll post the responses from our contributors. Feel free to share your own, too.

Here’s the list of FANgirl contributors’ questionnaire responses:



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