BOOKS

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The perfect Valentine's Day or anniversary gift for your scruffy-looking nerf herder, best friend or long-lost sibling, Star Wars: I Love You. I Know is a lighthearted guide to relationships, featuring quotes, classic moments, and characters from the Star Wars galaxy.

The definitive guide to more than 275 heroes, villains, aliens, and droids of the Star Wars galaxy.

The latest edition of this beloved title has been updated to include characters from The Rise of Skywalker and the first two seasons of The Mandalorian.

WRITER | RESEARCHER 

Amy Richau

 

ARTICLES

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Star Wars Insider #200

"Princesses of Alderaan"

  Interviews with six actresses who played Princess Leia over the years in different projects.

Interview with Star Wars author Charles Soule.

Star Wars Insider #201

"Radio Rebels"

A celebration of 40 years of Star Wars audio dramas. Interviews with Tom Voegeli, NPR Star Wars radio drama producer, and Nick Martorelli from Penguin Random House Audio.

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Researcher  Looking for Leia

Docu-Series

I worked as a researcher and appeared in the first episode of  Looking for Leia.

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Creator of the

365 Star Wars Women Project

80+ interviews of women who worked on Star Wars projects. 400+ profiles of characters.

 
 

BIO

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Hi! I’m a freelance writer, researcher, geek, and classic film lover.

I specialize in film and pop culture history – deep dive investigations, concise reference focused text, collections of facts/essays that bring a character or time period to life, etc.

I'm a regular contributor to StarWars.com and the magazine Star Wars Insider. My work has also appeared on StarTrek.com and Nerdist. 

My website See Classic Films celebrates film history (I worked for several years as a film preservationist) and helps fans find where to watch their favorite films in theaters or online. 

Entertainment reference books are favorites of mine to both read and write. I can also help your team with researched reports, fact checking, photo/film rights clearance, and proof reading.

PAST APPEARANCES

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Geek Expert

Oral History of Ahsoka Tano - Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair interviewed me in 2020 for their piece about the history and importance of the Star Wars character Ahsoka Tano.

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Podcast Guest

Women of Indiana Jones Podcast - Featured Guest

I helped the podcast Blast Points take a look at female characters and women who worked behind the scenes in Indiana Jones productions.

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Panelist

Covering Star Wars Panel - Star Wars Celebration

I spoke about the joys and challenges of writing about Star Wars as both a fan and a paid freelancer at Star Wars Celebration Chicago in 2019.

 

TESTIMONIALS & PRAISE

Amy's passion for Star Wars comes through in everything she writes and her background in research makes her an asset to any news team looking to add depth to their coverage.

KRISTIN BAVER, ASSOCIATE EDITOR,

STARWARS.COM

Amy is everything you want in a media researcher: The perfect combination of Sherlock Holmes and cat herder, meticulous and professional, calm under pressure and an asset to any team. 

ANNALISE OPHELIAN, DIRESTOR,

LOOKING FOR LEIA

Few writers I know - official or otherwise - put the level of diligence, passion, research, care, and effort into writing about Star Wars as Amy has for years.

TOM HOELER, EDITOR,

DEL REY

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