USW Authors DW photoToday is Publication Day for Ultimate Star Wars!

This is my first official book for Star Wars. I was honored to join Ryder Windham, Dan Wallace, and Adam Bray on the project. Many others behind the scenes helped make this beautiful book happen.

I’ve written articles for Star Wars Insider magazine and blog posts for Suvudu, and co-authoring the definitive official Star Wars encyclopedia was an amazing opportunity I accepted with enthusiasm. At FANgirl and on Fangirls Going Rogue, and in all my other participation in the Star Wars fandom, I always keep the fans in mind. Writing Ultimate Star Wars was no different, and I hope my fellow fans are happy with the result.

Here is the official DK Publishing summary:

Become an expert on the Star Wars galaxy!

Ultimate Star Wars® is an in-depth visual feast exploring the characters and storylines from the Star Wars galaxy. This is a beautifully illustrated guide that is structured chronologically and packed full of information about key characters and storylines from the Star Wars movie saga, The Clone Wars, and Rebels™. Ultimate Star Wars will get new and old fans caught up and knowledgeable on all things Star Wars.

DK held the book launch party last week at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. The authors were joined by legendary Star Wars actor Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), who wrote the foreword.

Book launch party with Daniels DW photo

At the beginning of May, the authors will be touring and appearing for signings. For details, check out the tour web page.

Book Tour

As part of the book tour, I will be visiting the following bookstores:

Friday, May 1st


2006 58th Ave. Vero Beach, FL 32966

7:00 PM

Saturday, May 2nd


12801 West Sunrise Fort Lauderdale, FL 33323


Sunday, May 3rd

Little Shop of Stories

133 East Court Square # A

Decatur, GA 30030

(404) 373-6300


Monday, May 4th (STAR WARS DAY!)

Changing Hands Bookstore

Tempe Square Shopping Center

6428 South McClintock Drive Tempe, AZ 85283


Authors: Tricia Barr & Adam Bray

Wednesday, May 6th

Carlsbad Library

1775 Dove Lane Carlsbad CA 92011


Authors: Tricia Barr & Adam Bray

Friday, May 8th

Copperfield’s Books Inc.

140 Kentucky Street Petaluma, CA 94952


Saturday, May 9th

Blue Willow Bookshop

14532 Memorial Drive Houston, TX 77079


Friday, May 29th-31st

Disney Star Wars Weekends

Orlando, Florida

Writer’s Stop


Photo credits: Dan Wallace.

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 is one of four authors on the upcoming Ultimate Star Wars from DK Publishing, has written several feature pieces for Star Wars Insider magazine and is a contributor for Her Universe’s Year of the Fangirl. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and RebelForce Radio Presents 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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