J. W. Rinzler has authored 16 books with three New York Times bestsellers, including The Making of Star Wars and The Complete Making of Indiana Jones. His books have been translated into severn languages, with more than 600,000 copies in print. A prolific writer who worked closely with George Lucas for 15 years, he was the executive editor at Lucasfilm until 2016. Known for his meticulous research, Rinzler is adept at bringing behind-the-scenes dramas to life. Born in Lakewood, New Jersey, J. W. Rinzler grew up in New York City & Berkeley, California.
His animated short Riddle of the Black Cat was accepted in numerous festivals, including the Montreal World Film Festival.
His latest book is ALL UP: Odyssey of the Rocketmen, an epic historical novel about the first Space Age, whose main character is Wernher von Braun.