Author Archives: Dayton Ward

About Dayton Ward

Freelance word pusher. Husband. Dad. Trekkie. Rush fan (the band). Tampa Bay Bucs fan. Observer/derider of human behavior. I know where my towel is.

You say you want to buy my books to give as presents? All righty, then!

Holiday shopping is in full swing, and plenty of writerly and other creative folks are advertising their respective wares. I’ve gotten a few emails or other messages from people here and there, asking for suggestions about which of my books … Continue reading

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Some holiday reading ideas.

Ah, Christmas. When I was a kid, that meant a slew of Christmas specials on TV. Charlie Brown, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and the Grinch to name just a few folks who stared out from the family … Continue reading

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November writing wrap-up.

November come. November go. It was a month of change on a couple of different fronts. The big item was my return to the world of day jobs and offices for which I must shave and wear pants, which began … Continue reading

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They told me to “Go Trek Yourself,” so I did!

Hey! I’m babbling again. This time, it’s with hosts J.K. Woodward and Darrell Taylor and their podcast Go Trek Yourself. Though the focus of the show is Star Trek: Discovery, with the show taking its winter break J.K. and Darrell are expanding … Continue reading

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Bucs Blog! 2017 Season, Week 12.

Accompanied by a swift kick in the teeth, reality reasserts itself. Falcons 34 – Bucs 20 Yeah. So, about that Tampa defense which had bringing its game the past couple of weeks? I think the rubber band broke, as the … Continue reading

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Yes, Die Hard is a Christmas movie.

It’s only November 25th, but apparently we’re already getting on with the “Is Die Hard a Christmas movie” debate. It’s been “raging” on Twitter, with a few people on both sides getting more than a tad wrapped around the axle. Damn it, … Continue reading

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Back to the salt mines…sorta.

Most of you who read this blog with any regularity know that I’ve been working as a full-time freelance writer since leaving my corporate job in September 2014. Prior to that, any writing I did for novels, short stories, magazine … Continue reading

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Your Moment of TrekZen*, Classic Thanksgiving Edition.

We shall all sing songs of the Great Turkey Leg, on our way to the Stove O’ Kor. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Here’s hoping you enjoy a restful holiday in the company of family and friends. For those unable to do … Continue reading

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Bucs Blog! 2017 Season, Week 11.

Well, if delaying a game ten weeks means you stand a better chance of winning it, then I say do that for all of Tampa’s games. Bucs 30 – Dolphins 20 This intrastate matchup was supposed to happen way back … Continue reading

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Have a look at the cover for Drastic Measures!

The fine folks at have posted the cover for Drastic Measures, my upcoming Star Trek: Discovery novel! Behold the Disco goodness, y’all: (Click to Biggie Size) So, what’s it about? Glad you asked. Here’s the description from the back … Continue reading

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