Creative Mind Podcast Episode 40 – Kristin Baver, from Fan to Writer

In this episode of Creative Mind, Kristin Baver talks about her decade-long career in the world of hard news covering the darker side of life and how Star Wars served as way to wind down after a day of floods, fires and felonies.

Kristin Baver is a journalist who loved science fiction before she could even write her own name. (Seriously, she was a card-carrying member of the Star Wars Fan Club when she had no other real reason to own a wallet.) Now she gets paid to pen stories and book reviews, interview fellow fans, writers, and other interesting people.

Most recently Kristin has is the author of the new book Skywalker: A Family at War, a biographical account covering three generations in the first family of Star Wars. 

We talk how her time at journalism school helped to shape her process for not only writing about the Star Wars universe, but also host This Week! In Star Wars on YouTube and crafting the biography of one of filmdom’s most alluring yet fictional, families…

The Skywalkers

The Skywalker story has everything: passion, intrigue, heroism, and dark deeds. This revelatory biography explores every twist and turn of the Skywalker dynasty: the slow seduction to the dark side of Anakin; his doomed marriage to Padmé Amidala; the heroics of Luke and Leia; the fall and redemption of Han Solo and Princess Leia’s son, Ben; and the struggles of his dyad in the Force, Rey.

Leaving no stone unturned in tracing the dynasty’s trials and tribulations, this definitive biography of Star Wars’ first family explores and explains the deeper, more personal story of the Skywalkers, their characters, motivations, and, against seemingly impossible odds, their ultimate triumph.


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