#SciFi Women Interview – Alison Berrios

October guest is Alison Berrios, whose work I discovered via the online Star Wars community (I would say Twitter specifically if memory serves well!). I am happy Alison accepted the invitation and I will let her introduce herself! My name is Alison Berrios I am married, and mom to PadawanRead More…

#SciFi Women Interview – Tracy Gardner

September guest for #SciFi Women Interviews is Tracy Gardner! I met her about one or two years ago through the Star Wars online community (I am pretty sure it was thanks to Johnamarie Macias and/or Amanda Ward). I am glad Tracy is with us today. I will let her introduceRead More…

Traveling Characters: Multiple Versions

In the past months, I have transitioned to a new roleplaying board to be my online home, and had to recreate characters there to adjust to the settings and embrace the new opportunities. Some characters kept their names, background but even them who stayed as close to their first versionRead More…

Traveling Characters: The Recurring Names

The “lightest” version of characters moving from one universe to the other(s) is the case of a recurring name that follows you around. While it might sound like a detail, I have given this more thought over the years and found it interesting to see how it could influence notRead More…

#Scifi Women Interview: Amanda Ward

I am happy to introduce May 2016’s Sci-Fi Women Interviews guest: Amanda Ward. I was lucky to meet her through the Star Wars community a couple of years ago and was grateful when she accepted the invitation to join fellow Star Wars Fangirls and Bloggers previously interviewed for this series.Read More…

Write Away: Quick Guide to Character Flaws by Rose B. Fischer

My friend Rose B. Fischer, with whom you are familiar on this blog thanks to her regular contributions, has recently released the first book in a writing craft series: Write Away: Quick Guide to Character Flaws. Rose B. Fischer is an avid fan of foxes, Stargate: SG-1, and Star Trek.Read More…

#SciFi Women Interviews: Tricia Barr

Welcome to August 2015’s edition of #SciFi Women Interviews. This month, I am delighted to talk with the talented Tricia Barr about women characters, fangirls and much more! She is one of the many writers and fangirls I have had the pleasure to meet thanks to Star Wars. Tricia BarrRead More…

Connecting Through Star Wars, Part III: Bonding as Podcasters by Johnamarie Macias

In fact, online is how a lot fans become friends, couples, and even parents themselves. Take MakingStarWars.net’s Jason and Amanda Ward, for example. They initially became friends through a Star Wars forum in 2003, and today, they’re loving parents of two children, showering them with all things Star Wars. They’reRead More…

Rose B. Fischer: Fangirls Just Wanna Have Fun (Discussing the Lighter Side of Fanfiction)

Previously, I shared about a long-running fanfiction series that I write called Vader’s Cat. For anyone who’s just checking in, it’s a humorous series about an orange cat who adopts Darth Vader. I wrote the first story in the series as a gag. I was trying to cheer up aRead More…

Connecting Through Star Wars, Part II: Parenting Done Right and Wrong by Johnamarie Macias

What we often don’t witness in fandom is when a parent is converted by the actions of their child. As a way to spend more time with my 49-year-old mom, I dragged her into the world of podcasting and introduced her to the animated series Star Wars Rebels. I knewRead More…