Dayton Ward is a New York Times bestselling author or co-author of nearly thirty novels and novellas, often working with his best friend, Kevin Dilmore. His short fiction has appeared in more than twenty anthologies, and he’s written for magazines such as Kansas City Voices, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Star Trek and Star Trek Communicator, as well as the websites Tor.com, StarTrek.com, and Syfy.com. Before making the jump to fulltime writing, Dayton was a software developer, having discovered the private sector and the perpetual fear of outsourcing after spending eleven years in the US Marine Corps. Though Dayton lives in Kansas City with his wife and daughters, he’s a Florida native and maintains a torrid long-distance romance with his beloved Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Visit him on the web at www.daytonward.com.