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.

Hearts and Minds

Star Trek: The Next Generation 2031: United States Air Force fighter jets shoot down an unidentified spacecraft and take its crew into custody. Soon, it’s learned that the ship is one of several dispatched across space by an alien species, … Continue reading

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East bound and down…40 years of truckin’ with Smokey and the Bandit!

“What we’re dealin’ with here is a complete lack of respect for the law.” Yeah, yeah, yeah. May 1977 is a landmark month in movie history, what with bringing to us the first Star Wars film and with it the … Continue reading

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Happy 40th Birthday, Star Wars!

A long time ago, in a theater far, far away…. I was just shy of my 10th birthday in the summer of 1977, when some friends and I went to see Star Wars because out of the movies playing at my neighborhood … Continue reading

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Is this thing on? An overdue update!

Previously, on The Fog of Ward: Yes, things have been quiet around here, lately. Sorry about that. My last couple of weeks were dominated by finishing up the manuscript for what will be my 25th novel, if the publishing gods … Continue reading

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The Book Fairy brought presents from the Final Frontier!

Just delivered by Mr. UPS Guy. Fresh out of the box and pungent with that new-car smell. That’s right, kids: the Book Fairy delivered my author copies for Hearts and Minds, my new Star Trek: The Next Generation novel, which is … Continue reading

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Listen to an excerpt from Hearts and Minds!

Hey! Stick this in your ears. Leading up to the book’s official publication date on May 30th, Simon & Schuster Audio has made available a 10-minute excerpt from the audiobook version of Hearts and Minds, my latest Star Trek: The Next … Continue reading

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Your Moment of TrekZen*.

You didn’t see anything. This one comes to us via fan and artist “calamitySi” on DeviantArt. Be sure to visit his page and check out his other creations. (* = inspired by the “Your Moment of Zen” segments from The … Continue reading

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So, about that Ticonderoga trip….

I waited a week to see if the buzz from our excursion to the Star Trek Original Series Set Tour would wear off. Nope. Still there, and it renews itself every single time I look at photos of our little field … Continue reading

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Final cover and some preview pics for the new Klingon travel guide!

Just in time for summer vacation season, Insight Editions is getting set to role out the newest entry in their Hidden Universe Travel Guides series. After releasing tomes designed to help tourists with their excursions to Vulcan and The Complete … Continue reading

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2017 Scribe Awards announced. Guess who?

Apologies for the lack of updates these past several days. Between travel and working to keep on track so far as pending deadlines, I’ve let this place get a little dusty. However, I’m back with some fresh updates, including a … Continue reading

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