REBECCA ROANHORSE’S STAR WARS WRITING GIG BEGAN WITH A TWEET

It all began with a tweet. That tweet caught the attention of fans and other Star Wars authors, and that was all it took.

Rebecca Roanhorse got the nod to write the new Star Wars novel Resistance Reborn because of a tweet "pleading... for a native author to write a Star Wars story.” (Twitter)

It all began with a tweet.

“It started with me sort of joking around, pleading on social media for a Native author to write a Star Wars story.”

Rebecca Roanhorse, the Black and Ohkay Owingeh author of Trail of Lightning and Storm of Locusts, explained how she was hired to write the Star Wars novel, Resistance Reborn.

That tweet caught the attention of fans and other Star Wars authors, and that was all it took.

“The word just got passed up the chain and the editors reached out to my agent and she’s like, ‘Hey you wanna write a Star Wars?’ and I was like, ‘Absolutely!'”

The book picks up the story after The Last Jedi. The Resistance has been decimated at the battle of Crait and is left to pick up the pieces.

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