Kanata’s Castle #40: Castle Chats with Michael Kogge: The Last Jedi Junior Novel

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It’s time for some more Castle Chats! Please join Devon and Becca as they welcome Michael Kogge, author of Star Wars: The Last Jedi Junior Novel to the castle. Michael Kogge is also known for Empire of the Wolf, and junior novel adaptations for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Batman vs. Superman: Crossfire.

Yes, that’s right, it’s another Castle Chat. Becca and Devon have talked-up this book for quite some time now, so, it’s only right that they invite the author responsible for it. Please welcome the author of the junior novelization for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Michael Kogge! If you, as a Star Wars fan have ever questioned anything from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, well, get ready for some clarity. Yes, Michael Kogge digs deep into his Star Wars knowledge and his inner-workings on the latest chapter of Star Wars.


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Devon Meyers  is an Oppo-Award-winning podcast listener now turned podcaster. She first saw Star Wars in 1977 at the age of 16 and vowed she would one day marry Luke Skywalker. After The Force Awakens teaser in 2014 and then attending Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in 2015, her fandom had an awakening. Devon started writing and became involved in fandom social media.

She started a YouTube channel where she shares her gaming highlights from Star Wars Battlefront, trailer reactions, one of which was featured on “The Star Wars Show,” videos about “Cooking Star Wars,” and shares her fandom in “Show & Tell with Red5Mom,” Devon’s Star Wars Story can be heard on Scott Ryfun’s podcast “My Star Wars Story.”

She is also an award-winning cosplay artist and member of the Rebel Legion as a formal Jocasta Nu. At age 55, she considers herself to be a vintage Star Wars fan. She is retired from youth sports photography and preschool teaching and resides in Virginia with her husband, mother in law, and two of her four kids. Follow her on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr and Facebook @Red5Mom.

Becca Benjamin is the former editor-in-chief of the Cantina Cast website and current co-host of Tarkin’s Top Shelf. She also prepares titles and captions for Lucasfilm artist Steve Anderson and contributes to Coffee with Kenobi, and Makingstarwars.net. In her words, “I do Star Wars! Yes, it’s a verb and my escape from the mundane ways of life. In other words, I’m just a simple girl trying to make my way in the universe.” Connect with Becca on Twitter @urangelb.

Kanata’s Castle #40: Castle Chats with Michael Kogge: The Last Jedi ‘A Junior Novel’

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