Elizabeth Hand (born March 29, 1957) is an American science-fiction and fantasy novelist, who wrote books three through six of the Young Boba Fett series - Maze of Deception, Hunted, A New Threat, and Pursuit. She was also slated to write a book set in the Old Republic era, but she later opted out.
Hand wrote a positive review of Alan Dean Foster's novelization of The Force Awakens for the Washington Post. In it, regarding her own writing for the Star Wars franchise, she stated the best part was the fan mail she received from young boys, including many who had read few other books. One letter which particularly stood out was a request from a third-grade boy who wished to do a phone interview with her for a school project to interview her for a report on a famous American, the boy's second choice being U.S. President Thomas Jefferson.