Judy Blundell is an author of children’s fiction, including dozens of novels set in the Star Wars universe. Her 2008 novel What I Saw and How I Lied won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Blundell has published most of her work under the pseudonym Jude Watson. Amidala’s journalist.
"I always wanted a father. Any kind. A strict one, a funny one, one who bought me pink dresses, one who wished I was a boy. One who traveled, one who never got up out of his Morris chair. Doctor, lawyer, Indian chief. I wanted shaving cream in the sink and whistling on the stairs. I wanted pants hung by their cuffs from a dresser drawer. I wanted change jingling in a pocket and the sound of ice cracking in a cocktail glass at five thirty. I wanted to hear my mother laugh behind a closed door."