Jude Watson is a novelist for young readers, usually preteens, she now lives in New York. She is probably best known for her Star Wars works, which are usually set in the prequel era and involve the Jedi. Clear examples of these include the Jedi Apprentice, Jedi Quest, The Last of the Jedi and Legacy of the Jedi series. She wrote journals from the point of view of Princess Leia, Padmé Amidala and Darth Maul. She also helped write the Star Wars: Science Adventures series with K. D. Burkett.
Jude Watson is the pseudonym for National Book Award-winning author Judy Blundell. Blundell has published more than 100 books under pseudonyms, many of them as Jude Watson. Blundell lives in Katonah New York with her daughter and husband. Her husband, Neil Watson, is the Director of the Katonah Art Museum.