Jean Marie Ward’s first novel, With Nine You Get Vanyr (written with the late Teri Smith), finaled in both the SF/Fantasy and Humor categories of the 2008 Indie Book Awards. Her short stories have been published in numerous anthologies, including Here Be Dragons: Tales of DragonCon (which featured Robert Asprin’s last short story). Her latest nonfiction book, Fantasy Art Templates, published by Barron’s in March 2010, provides scan-ready templates for one hundred fifty fantasy characters, monsters and gods. She edited the web magazine Crescent Blues for eight years, and her articles have appeared in venues as diverse as Romance Writers Report and Science Fiction Weekly. You can visit her on the web at JeanMarieWard.com.