Tricia Barr is a writer and professional fan of science fiction. Her FANgirl Blog is a prominent genre-focused website with an emphasis on analyzing strong female characters and the heroine’s journey. She contributes to numerous geek websites, including Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Blog and Random House’s science fiction and fantasy blog Suvudu, and co-hosts the podcast Fangirls Going Rogue for RebelForce Radio. Barr also has conducted interviews and written articles for the print magazine Star Wars Insider, which recently published her two cover features on Padmé Amidala (Issue #142) and Princess Leia (Issue #144), and she provided editorial services on Del Rey’s Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion. Her short story “Mission Accomplished”—a tie-in to the novel Wynde—will be published in Athena’s Daughters, a science fiction fantasy anthology about women, created by women. A Duke University graduate and a licensed professional engineer, she has worked as a transportation engineer for over twenty years.