Zoraida Córdova Walks in Her Characters’ Footsteps at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Zoraida Córdova was at Walt Disney World for the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the end of last month, and got to walk around parts of Batuu and Black Spire Outpost that her characters walked.

Zoraida Córdova watched Star Wars movies as a little girl in Queens, NY. At 13, those movies inspired Zoraida to be a writer. Now, as a grown-up, Zoraida is creating her own Star Wars stories.

Zoraida’s short fiction appeared in the New York Times best-selling anthology Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View. Her latest Young Adult novel, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: A Crash of Fate, is set in the world of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the new Star Wars-themed land at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: A Crash of Fate follows two new characters. Izzy and Jules were childhood friends, dreaming of adventures they would share one day. Izzy’s family leaves the planet Batuu abruptly with no chance to say goodbye. Izzy’s grows to become a smuggler. Jules, a farmer. Thirteen years later, they reunite by chance, literally crashing into each other, and quickly find themselves in the adventure of their lives.

Zoraida recently visited Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida and was thrilled to walk around parts of Batuu and Black Spire Outpost that Izzy and Jules have walked, places Zoraida had only been in her mind up to now.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – A Crash of Fate is available now wherever books are sold.