Star Wars

I’ve been a Star Wars fan since I was eight and saw Princess Leia’s ship arrow overhead, followed by a seemingly endless wall of Imperial Star Destroyer. In recent years I’ve been lucky enough to get to write Star Wars material for Lucasfilm and its licensees, and see my son fall in love with the saga just as I did.

For more from a galaxy far, far away, see the Star Wars section of my FAQ.

Oh, and I was a stormtrooper for a night at Citi Field. That was intense.


Clone Wars Visual Guide (DK, August 2008)

Star Wars: The Essential Atlas (Del Rey, August 2009) — co-written with my friend Dan Wallace

Clone Wars Visual Guide: Ultimate Battles (DK, August 2009)

Clone Wars Episode Guide: Season 1 (Grosset & Dunlap, October 2009)

The Clone Wars: Heroes/Villains Flip Book (Scholastic, April 2010) — only available through school book fairs

The Clone Wars: Bounty Hunter (Grosset & Dunlap, May 2010)

Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia (DK, June 2010)

Clone Wars Visual Guide: New Battlefronts (DK, August 2010)

Clone Wars Episode Guide: Series 1 and 2 (Sunbird, September 2010) — U.K. release only

The Clone Wars: Incredible Vehicles (DK, August 2011)

The Phantom Menace: The Expanded Visual Dictionary (DK, January 2012) — revision and expansion of David West Reynolds’ 1999 book

The Secret Life of Droids (DK, March 2012)

The Essential Guide to Warfare (Del Rey, April 2012)

Attack of the Clones: The Expanded Visual Dictionary (DK/Alvilda, 2013) — revision and expansion of David West Reynolds’ 2002 book; Danish release only

Darth Maul: Shadow Conspiracy (Scholastic, January 2013)

The Clone Wars: Episode Guide (DK, June 2013)

The Bounty Hunter Code (47North, October 2013)

LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary — Updated and Expanded (DK, May 2014) — revision and expansion of Simon Beecroft’s 2009 book

Star Wars in 100 Scenes (DK, August 2014)

Star Wars Rebels: Servants of the Empire: Edge of the Galaxy (Disney Lucasfilm Press, October 2014)

Star Wars Rebels: Servants of the Empire: Rebel in the Ranks (Disney Lucasfilm Press, March 2015)

Star Wars Rebels: Servants of the Empire: Imperial Justice (Disney Lucasfilm Press, July 2015)

The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure (Disney Lucasfilm Press, September 2015)

Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure (Disney Lucasfilm Press, September 2015) — co-written with Cecil Castellucci

Star Wars Rebels: Servants of the Empire: The Secret Academy (Disney Press, October 2015)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Incredible Cross-Sections (DK, December 2015)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Rey’s Survival Guide (Studio Fun, December 2015)

Aliens of the Galaxy (Studio Fun, August 2016)

Star Wars Classic Paint-by-Number (Thunder Bay Press, October 2016)

… plus more to come that I can’t talk about yet!

Short Stories

Deader Than a Triton Moon (August 2008)

The Guns of Kelrodo-Ai (March 2012) — Star Wars Insider #132

Hondo Ohnaka’s Not-So-Big Score (September 2013) — Star Wars Insider #144

Last Call at the Zero Angle (March 2015) — Star Wars Insider #156

Essential Atlas: Supplemental Material

Supplemental material, including the latest version of the appendix of star systems, is collected at the official site’s Essential Atlas Online Companion.

Endnotes for the Essential Atlas: Part 1 * Part 2 * Part 3 * Part 4 * Part 5

Essential Guide to Warfare: Supplemental Material

Paul Urquhart and I wrote a lot of extra material for The Essential Guide to Warfare that wound up on the cutting-room floor, but was later published on There are 12 installments in all:

EGTW Author’s Cut Pts. 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12

Endnotes for the Essential Guide to Warfare: Start here, 16 parts in all!

RPG Material/Other

Coruscant and the Core Worlds (Wizards of the Coast, May 2003)

Geonosis and the Outer Rim Worlds (Wizards of the Coast, March 2004)

Plus numerous articles for Star Wars Insider and Star Wars Gamer and blog posts for