Jean Marie Ward writes fiction and nonfiction—and everything in between.
Her first novel, With Nine You Get Vanyr (written with the late Teri Smith), finaled in the Science Fiction/Fantasy and Humor categories of the 2008 Indie Book Awards. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including the award-winning Hellebore and Rue, and the much nominated Dragon’s Lure.
Her latest nonfiction book, Fantasy Art Templates, was published by Barron’s Educational Series in March 2010. She wrote the text. The art was supplied by the talented Rafi Adrian Zulkarnain. Her first art book was Illumina: The Art of J.P. Targete. She edited the respected web magazine, Crescent Blues, for eight years. Her byline has appeared in periodicals as diverse Science Fiction Weekly and Romance Writers Report. Currently, she produces video interviews for Buzzy Mag.
Ms. Ward has written for daily and weekly newspapers, published government journals, and helped produce the local access cable program Mystery Readers Corner. She served as the public relations officer for the Defense Finance and Accounting Service for five years, and managed the development of some of the first Department of Defense web sites. A Washington DC native, Ms. Ward now lives in Virginia with her cartoonist husband Greg Uchrin, creator of Intravenous Caffeine, a very gracious cat and hordes of ninja squirrels.
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