This is where I post the fun stuff–free reads, giveaways, book trailers and anything else which might be hard to classify. Right now it consists of a series of short story videos called Ward Theater, free reads of fiction, nonfiction and a little of the in-between (including the infamous “A Turkey to Remember”). More importantly, I’ve provided links to two stories by my late, great writing partner, Teri Smith. Enjoy!
Jean Marie Ward
“Duzell’s Due” — On the scale of smelts to caviar, what price would you pay for your life?
“Green Eyes” — The perfect something for the bride who has everything.
“Yesterday, I Will” — Which yesterday was that, exactly?
“About the Flies” — The devil’s in your freezer and he’s ready to deal.
“Clear as Glass” — Rita meets the man of her dreams…over her husband’s dead body.
“Embraceable Death” — In which the incubus Quentin de Charney learns a lesson in love.
“The Kitty at the Edge of Forever” — Who knew Star Trek fanfic could be so wrong?
“The Taxman Cometh” — Why do dragons need all that gold?
Video Interview: Joe Haldeman, SF grand master and author of The Forever War
Video Interview: Connie Willis, SF grand master, and author of Blackout and All Clear
Video Interview: Mary Robinette Kowal, award-winning author and puppeteer(!)
Video Interview: Maria V. Snyder, bestselling writer of romantic fantasy
Video Interview: Paolo Bacigalupi, award-winning author of dystopian fiction
Video Interview: Jody Lynn Nye, bestselling comic fantasy author
Video Interview: Terry Brooks, bestselling fantasy author
Video Interview: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, doyenne of modern vampire writers
Video Interview: Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon, bestselling fantasy icons
Video Interview: Bestselling author Carrie Vaughn–werewolves and superheroes, oh my!
Video Interview: Bestselling author, scientist, dancer and singer Catherine Asaro
Video Interview: Media tie-in grandmaster Keith R. DeCandido
Video Interview: Bestselling fantasy author Glen Cook
Video Interview: Fantasy superstar Neil Gaiman
Video Interview: Beloved Young Adult fantasy author Delia Sherman
Video Interview: Multi-award winning fantasy author Jo Walton
Video Interview: Renaissance woman, author and radio host Ellen Kushner
Video Interview: Author and officer Myke Cole
Video Interview: Award-winning author John C. Wright
Video Interview: Author L. Jagi Lamplighter
Video Interview: Author Benjamin Tate (aka Joshua Palmatier)
Video Interview: Young Adult author Diana Peterfreund
Video Interview: New York Times bestselling author Kevin Hearne
Video Interview: Author Alethea Kontis
Video Interview: Bestselling author Robin Hobb (aka Megan Lindholm)
Video Interview: R.A. Salvatore, bestselling author of the Demonwars Series
Video Interview: Special effects artist Jonathan Thornton
Video Interview: Jack Campbell, author of the Lost Fleet Series
Video Interview: Bestselling YA author Morgan Keyes (aka fantasy writer Mindy Klasky)
Interview: Bella Morte frontman and author Andy Deane
Video Feature: A Tour of Tor, Part 1
Video Feature: A Tour of Tor, Part 2
Video Feature: Princess Alethea Kontis’s Traveling Sideshow
Video Feature: Behind the Scenes at the 2012 Nebula Awards Weekend
It’s Just Another Case of (Publishing) Karma Repeating Itself — My definition of business as usual. Guaranteed to scare the pants off every writer in the audience.
Hell on History — Wherein I demonstrate that the shortest distance between Hell on Wheels and historicity is Hedy–that’s Hedley! Lamar.
“Everyday Haunts” — You think you know your neighborhood? Maybe it’s time to talk to the resident ghosts.
“Real Weird” — More spooky stories from the most ordinary house on the block.
“Stealth Guest–Or How to Succeed at Cons with a Cunning Plan” — Baldric has nothing on me.
“True Vampire Romance” — It could happen to you.
“A Turkey to Remember” — There’s a reason my holiday theme song is “Bad Things”.
“Cabbage Moon” — Clyde, the vegetarian dragon, encounters an evil witch. Will he get his cabbages or wind up sauerkraut?
“The Frithing Stool” — Will a man find the sanctuary he seeks through a week-long vigil on the Frithing Stool?