Joyce Reynolds-Ward (she/her) has been called “the best writer I’ve never heard of” by one reviewer. Her work includes themes of high-stakes family and political conflict, digital sentience, personal agency and control, realistic strong women, and (whenever possible) horses, frequently in Pacific Northwest settings. She enjoys mixing up science fiction and fantasy with western themes and stories, as well as romance.
Joyce is a Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off Semifinalist, a Writers of the Future SemiFinalist, and an Anthology Builder Finalist. She is the Secretary of the Northwest Independent Writers Association, a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association, and a member of Soroptimists International. She is also a retired special education teacher who spent ten years working with middle school students who had learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, emotional disturbance, and other challenges, as well as acquiring a strong background in cognitive assessment and the diagnosis of student learning strengths and weaknesses.