- "I narrowed it down to Motti pretty quickly, because I love fussy bureaucrats. Vader, especially in the first film, feels so huge and terrifying and mysterious, and I loved the idea of someone who had to work with the guy on a regular basis and is really sick of dealing with him in meetings."
- ―Daniel M. Lavery
Daniel M. Lavery is the author of the short story "An Incident Report" from the 2017 anthology From a Certain Point of View. Written from Admiral Conan Antonio Motti's point of view, the story is similar in style to Lavery's articles on The Toast, a website which he co-founded.
- "I first got into the Expanded Universe [now Legends] novels when I was in fourth or fifth grade, and so I'd been waiting for an e-mail like the one Elizabeth sent me for roughly 19 years. My body was ready. I will write for Star Wars anytime, anywhere. I am all in."
- ―Daniel M. Lavery
Daniel M. Lavery, who was born on November 28, 1986, is an American author who wrote the short story "An Incident Report" in From a Certain Point of View, a 2017 anthology of stories set during the 1977 original trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.
The editor of the anthology, Elizabeth Schaefer, created a list of her favorite authors with whom she wished to work and invited Lavery to contribute. In an interview with StarWars.com's Kristin Baver, Lavery speculated that Schaefer was aware of his many tweets and articles on The Toast, a website which he co-founded, about the Star Wars Legends character Kyp Durron from Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy. From a list of side characters in A New Hope, Lavery selected Admiral Conan Antonio Motti and wrote about Motti filing a workplace incident report after he was Force choked by Darth Vader. Lavery said he loves "fussy bureaucrats" and sought to capture his own impulses towards self-pitying and petty grievances taken to Imperial proportions by Motti. Baver and Lavery compared the story's style to his work on The Toast.
|2017||"An Incident Report"—From a Certain Point of View||Short story in anthology and audiobook|