Joyce Reynolds-Ward

MisCon 31 Attending Professional

Joyce Reynolds-Ward is a speculative fiction writer who splits her time between Enterprise and Portland, Oregon. Her short stories have appeared in First Contact Café, Tales from an Alien Campfire, River, How Beer Saved the World 1, Fantasy Scroll Magazine, and Trust and Treachery among others. Her books include Netwalk: Expanded Edition, Netwalker Uprising, Life in the Shadows: Diana and Will, Alien Savvy, Seeking Shelter at the End of the World, Netwalk’s Children, and Pledges of Honor. Besides writing, Joyce enjoys reading, horses, skiing, and other outdoor activities.

Joyce Reynolds-Ward divides her time between Portland, Oregon, and
Enterprise, Oregon. Recent short story publications are in First Contact
Caf�, Trust and Treachery, How Beer Saved the World, and Tales from an
Alien Campfire. Book-length works are available through Amazon, Barnes
and Noble, and other sources. Alien Savvy is available as an audiobook
on Audible, iTunes, and Amazon. Follow Joyce�s adventures through her
blog at

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Retro versus Future Noir, Madison
    Moderator: David Boop; Panelists: M. H. Bonham (Maggie), David Boop, Jill Bowers, Joyce Reynolds-Ward

    Dark mysteries set in the past, or in the future, have very specific tropes. What do these two genres have in common, and where do they diverge?

  • Break Sat 10:50 - Sat Noon
  • moderator Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Is Self Publishing For Me?, Gallatin
    Moderator: Joyce Reynolds-Ward; Panelists: M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Guy Pace, L.F. Patten (Laurey), Joyce Reynolds-Ward

    Caveats, considerations, and contemplation of the process of Doing It All Yourself. What sort of issues do you need to think about? When in your career should you do it? And what are some things you shouldn't do?

  • Break Sat 12:50 - Sat 3:00
  • panel Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Spotlight: Bowers, R-Ward, Thompson, Spotlight
    Panelists: Jill Bowers, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, Tex Thompson

    Meet a few of our authors, get signatures, and see what they're up to these days.

  • Break Sat 3:50 - Sat 5:00
  • panel Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Weird Westerns, Steampunk, and Penny Dreadfuls, Jefferson
    Moderator: David Boop; Panelists: David Boop, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, Tex Thompson, Dean Wells

    Let's discuss the history of, how to write, where to submit, and other things related to weird westerns, steampunk, and penny dreadfuls.

  • Break Sat 5:50 - Sun Noon
  • panel Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Author Reading: Lockwood, Frishberg, Reynolds-Ward, Yellowstone
    Panelists: Manny Frishberg, Todd Lockwood, Joyce Reynolds-Ward

    Join our authors as they read from their latest works! (15 minutes a piece)

  • Break Sun 12:50 - Sun 4:00
  • panel Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Don't Whip the Horse: Mental Health and Writing, Jefferson
    Panelists: Ann Gimpel, Frog Jones, Alyson Peterson, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, D.L Solum

    You can argue that to be a writer is to have some form a neurosis, but in all seriousness, writers can suffer from a number of mental health issues: depression, anxiety, imposter syndrome, among others. We endure rejection after rejection, we work in isolation, which can lead to serious mental health problems. Let's discuss some of these problems and the resources to help you overcome them.

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