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.
Her non-Star Wars works include the Brides of Wildcat County series and the novel Premonitions and its sequel Disappearance. She has also written a Star Trek series with K.D. Burkett She also wrote the 4th book of the 39 clues series, and is going to write the sixth.