Jean Marie Ward

fiction, nonfiction and all points in between

Dragon*Con Photos & More

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 | Author: jmward14 | Blog, DragonCon, anthology | Comments Off

JoHanna Moresco & young friend

Cruxshadows violinist JoHanna Moresco demonstrates violin technique to a young friend before Monday morning's concert.

It’s been a challenging week here at Casa Ward/Uchrin. Days of rain succeeded in doing what earthquake and hurricane failed to do: postpone my work on my Dragon*Con photos and videos.

We’re still dealing with the aftermath of the flood, but the photos are sorted and posted at Flickr. I plan to post a Thursday Thirteen at Beyond the Veil in the near future, but Flickr’s the place if you want to see the complete set.

Meanwhile, Buzzy Multimedia has posted my interviews with authors Maria V. Snyder and Paolo Bacigalupi. We’re also tweaking my Tour of Tor. I’ll post the link soon.

Finally, I want to remind everybody that my story “Billy’s Monster” will be published in Hellfire Lounge II: Rat Pack Redux. The story leans more toward horror than my usual, but with a scheduled publication date of late September/early October, it’s certainly in keeping with the season. ;-)

Hellfire Lounge 2: Rat Pack Redux

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My first video interview from behind the camera

Monday, May 30th, 2011 | Author: jmward14 | interviews | Comments Off

Be afraid. I’m back to asking nosy questions again, and this time I’m armed with a video camera.  And you thought the Rapture was scary.
My first video interview from behind the camera is now live at  Carole Nelson Douglas has been writing top flight science fiction and fantasy–to say nothing of her tales of Las Vegas’s only cat PI–for thirty years.  In her Buzzy interview, the focus is on her Delilah Street Paranormal Mysteries.  But don’t worry.  There are lots of entertaining feline detours along the way.  (Duz said it was vital to mention this point, and who am I to argue with the Feline Overlord?)
More interviews with wonderful writers are in the pipeline–folks like Connie Willis, Joe Haldeman and Michael Swanwick–along with a few surprises.  Meanwhile, my next job is finishing a short story and posting my Balticon photos.  Between the Nebula Awards Weekend and Balticon, it’s been a fun couple of weeks.  But now it’s back to work.

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Nebula Weekend Photos

Thursday, May 26th, 2011 | Author: jmward14 | cons | Comments Off

I know, two posts in a single week.  Try not to die of shock.  ;-)

I posted my photos of Nebula Weekend on Flickr.  I wanted to get them done before heading to Balticon.  They’re smaller than usual.  Next time I won’t resize in Corel Paint, but I have the full-size originals if anyone is interested.  Besides they’re big enough to see the smiles.

When I get back from Balticon, I’ll be working pedal to the metal on a fiction deadline as well as on a spate of video interviews for Buzzy Multimedia.  Yes, me, making movies.  Mwahahaha! 

I turned in the first, an interview with Carole Nelson Douglas (the Delilah Street paranormal mystery series, among many, many others) on Tuesday.  It should air in a few days.  Next up will be the interviews I recorded at the Nebulas: Connie Willis (this year’s winner for best novel–I think Connie owns more Nebulas thany anyone), John Scalzi, Joe Haldeman, Mary Robinette Kowal and Chris Claremont.

Who knows who’ll find themselves in my lens in Balticon?  Be afraid.  Be very afraid.

But don’t forget to attend my panels!

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Shameless Interview Promotion

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 | Author: jmward14 | Blog | Comments Off

Not an interview with me (hey, I heard that sigh of relief!) but the latest in my six-part series of interviews with vampire authors at Buzzy Multimedia. Today’s victim–er, subject is Jeri Smith-Ready, author of the WVMP series about vampire DJs and lots more. You’ll like it. Jeri’s as much fun as her books.

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“The Vampires Of” return with Tanya Huff

Saturday, October 16th, 2010 | Author: jmward14 | Blog | Comments Off

Tanya Huff, author of two vampire series (including the Vicki Nelson novels, which inspired a first-rate Lifetime Channel TV series) and many other wonderful SF and fantasy books, is the featured author in this week’s “The Vampires Of” interview at Buzzy Multimedia. Check it out.  This is definitely one of my favorites of the series.  Tanya’s a delight to talk to.

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The Vampires Of: Ginjer Buchanan

Monday, August 16th, 2010 | Author: jmward14 | Blog | Comments Off

The good folks at Buzzy Multimedia have published the second in my series of vampire-related interviews. This one features top Ace Books editor Ginjer Buchanan. Enjoy!

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The Vampires Of…

Monday, August 2nd, 2010 | Author: jmward14 | Blog | Comments Off

For those of you who like it when I wear my reporter hat, I’ve started a new mini-series at Buzzy Multimedia: "The Vampires Of…" The first installment features the delightful Rachel Caine, with a photo of her and her husband R. Cat. Enjoy!

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