Katie asked Kevin J. Anderson:

Jaina Solo was one of my role models growing up. I know that you didn't create her character, but I feel that you were the one who defined her. What was your inspiration for making Jaina who she is? What did you think of her character arc throughout the rest of the EU? What was your favorite part about writing her?

Kevin J. Anderson Rebecca and I wanted to put forward a strong role model for girls, someone who wasn't afraid of science and engineering, who wasn't afraid of getting her hands dirty. We thought she was a nice counterpoint to Jacen. I can't really speak to the rest of her character arc--our work ended when we finished the Young Jedi Knights series.

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