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Star Wars fan theories

In November, I was invited to contribute to a new Star War fan community on Wattpad in advance of the release of The Force Awakens. For whatever reason, the community never really gelled. My chief contribution was to pull together topics … Continue reading

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Raena’s Foremothers: Leia Organa

It wasn’t until I started writing these essays teasing out the influences behind my space opera trilogy that I even considered the large shadow cast by Princess Leia. At first, I thought Leia’s chief impact on Raena’s story was the torture scene … Continue reading

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The Exact Moment When I Fell in Love with Star Wars

Inspired by i09’s Exact Moment When feature, I’ve been thinking about my love for Star Wars.  I can pinpoint it to one particular scene in A New Hope (which will always be called Star Wars as far as I’m concerned). … Continue reading

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Raena’s Foremothers: Jeri Cale

When I first started thinking about the Raena stories, I’d just seen Star Wars.  The only main female character was a princess. She was a kickass gun-waving princess who withstood torture, but she wasn’t the hero of the story. Her … Continue reading

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