Short version: I write fiction, mostly (another surprise), but I also write non-fiction; in fact, my paying jobs have all been in journalism. In other words, I’m a very lucky guy. I’ve been writing and editing my whole career, working with words, whether they describe real things or made-up things. That’s as good as it gets.
TL;DR: I write lots of things. They include fantasy books set in the world of Greyfelle.
hobby (hoping to one day make it a career) is fiction writing, both novels and
screenplays. In 2012, my screenplay “Deadly Air,” about the early days of
the U.S. Airmail Service, won a special award at the Astana International
Action Film Festival in Astana, Kazakhstan. I’ve also collaborated on
screenplays with a major Hollywood producer.
I’ve since turned my attention to novels. I spent a week with legendary science fiction author Orson Scott Card at his “Literary Boot Camp,” for which I was personally chosen by Card. While there, I wrote a short story that became the basis for the world of Greyfelle. A short story based on this world (elements of which have been incorporated into my novella, “The Blood King”) won an Honorary Mention award in the Writers of the Future contest.
I wrote a post-apocalyptic novel called “Internet Kill Switch.” My current novel is one I’m going to try and traditionally publish.
I’ve been a journalist for 25 years, working for a variety of newspapers, magazines and websites. In my career, I’ve been a reporter, editorial page editor, Page One editor, news director, editorial writer, senior editor and editor in chief. Yeah, lots of hats.
(and worked in) the computer industry since 2000, and currently serve as editor
in chief of a major IT industry publication.
on the East Coast with my amazing wife and gaggle of children.
On Twitter, I’m @KeithWardWrite.
Send email to keithw_@_keithwardfiction.com. Remove the underscores first; it’s a spam thing.