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Dayton Ward
If you're reading this, then chances are you've read one of my books or are considering doing so. Or, maybe you just clicked on a link by mistake while on your way to something more interesting.Doesn't matter. Welcome!So...about me. Yeah...well, you see, it's like this: Until recently, I was a... show more



If you're reading this, then chances are you've read one of my books or are considering doing so. Or, maybe you just clicked on a link by mistake while on your way to something more interesting.Doesn't matter. Welcome!So...about me. Yeah...well, you see, it's like this: Until recently, I was a software developer and analyst, having become a slave to Corporate America after spending eleven years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Why did I join the military? Pretty simple, really. I'd gotten tired of people telling me what to do all the time, and was looking for a change.Whoops.In truth, I joined for a handful of different reasons, from carrying on a family tradition to wanting a challenge unlike anything else I'd faced to that point to simpler stuff like just wanting to see the world. I'm proud of my time spent in uniform. I gave Uncle Sam eleven years, and he gave me a long list of skills and experiences that have continued to serve me to this day. I think I got the better end of that deal by a fairly wide margin.In September 2014, I said goodbye to my day job and embarked on a bold new journey as a full-time writer.Though I've written a bunch of short stories and novels on my own, I've written a lot more in collaboration with my friend and fellow author, Kevin Dilmore. What types of stories do I like to write? Pretty much the same kind I like to read: Engaging plots with interesting characters. Whether I actually succeed in crafting stories which meet those criteria is for you to decide.I write content for magazines and web sites as the opportunities arise. You'll find my stuff in Star Trek Magazine and on sites like Tor.com and StarTrek.com. I'm also a regular contributor to a "writer's blog" called "Novel Spaces," with an eye toward providing insight and advice on various writing topics. There are several contributors to the site, representing a broad spectrum of genres and writing backgrounds. Go give it a look; it's a nice place to hang out.Though I was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, fate and circumstances have seen to it that my family and I now call Kansas City home. My wife spends a great deal of time and effort as a volunteer K-9 handler and search & rescue tech, training along with one of our dogs in order to assist law enforcement when searching for missing persons. As you can imagine, there are a few story ideas to be gleaned from that.

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Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 2 weeks ago
TITLE: Drastic Measures (Star Trek: Discovery #2) AUTHOR: Dayton Ward _______________________ DESCRIPTION: "It is 2246, ten years prior to the Battle at the Binary Stars, and an aggressive contagion is ravaging the food supplies of the remote Federation colony Tarsus IV and the ei...
markk
markk rated it 1 year ago
When I was a kid the original Star Trek series was among my favorite shows. Though dated today in many respects (I'm sure somewhere on the Internet there's an essay about those minidresses that the female crewmembers wore), it was an exciting and fun series that offered an optimistic picture of the ...
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus rated it 2 years ago
The second one is by Sam Maggs, and I'm not sure how I feel about it: love the character, and what she does, but it's a bit depressing. The first story made no sense: a mineral that causes gravity in deep space? Why are the Klingons not using their mechas more if they have them in this one st...
Wesley Britton's blog
Wesley Britton's blog rated it 2 years ago
Many times over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of reading and reviewing a number of essay collections published by the Sequart Research & Literacy Organization. Sequart specializes in analytical explorations of popular culture figures, especially characters like Batman and the X-men who have roles...
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nicky2910's book reviews rated it 2 years ago
This is the first of the Wildfire-aftermath stories. It features Corsi, who along with Stevens, returns home and learns why her father has always been so biased against her joining Starfleet - because during the Cardassian war, Starfleet asked to install sensor equipment on his ship to spy on the Ca...
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