1) Age- (This is optional, but do remember you are in good company here.) I am 51 ? with 4 children and one little granddaughter. 2) How long have you been writing or reading on these boards? Writing since October 2002. Began by joining the discussion in the Literature Forum in the Anakin Solo discussion thread earlier the same year. 3) Favorite genre, saga of SW? Difficult question. I?m fairly eclectic in my SW tastes. I basically enjoy reading and writing anything Star Warsy. LOL I do have a special fondness for poetry, but also get a lot of enjoyment writing novel-length stories. I tend to write a lot in the Beyond forum, but have posted pieces in all 3 era forums. 4) Favorite characters and why? Wedge Antilles ? because he?s always been a kind of Everyman character to me. Plus I loved Michael Stackpole?s and Aaron Allston?s X-Wing books. Anakin and Tahiri ? because they are so normal and appealing, and such fun to write. (Maybe having teenagers helps.) Plus, of course, I feel that there is a vast gap in the storyline thanks to the events of Star By Star which gives plenty of room to fill in gaps in their story and also go into AU possibilities. I also like a lot of the minor characters such as Remis Vehn, Qorl, Myn Donos and Dex probably because they come over as the type of character who lend themselves to development. I also love Artoo and C3PO. 5) Why has SW always been so special to you? Can?t define all the reasons except to say it has always triggered my imagination, and enabled me to think above humdrum reality. Finally... 6) Favorite tips or advice for writing. Enjoy yourself, don?t take yourself too seriously and stick to your own vision.