Cynthia Ward was born in Oklahoma and lived in Maine, Spain, Germany, the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, and Tucson before moving to the Los Angeles area. A 1992 graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop, she has sold stories to Asimov's SF Magazine, Bending the Landscape: Horror, and other anthologies and magazines. Cynthia's reviews appear regularly on Amazon.com and SciFiWire.com and irregularly in other websites and publications. She is working on her first novel, a futuristic mystery tentatively titled Stone Rain.
Cynthia writes the monthly "Market Maven" market-news newsletter. She is the new Market Reporter for the SFWA Bulletin, the official magazine of Science-Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
With author Nisi Shawl, Cynthia teaches the workshop Writing the Other: Bridging Cultural Differences for Successful Fiction. For more information, or to schedule the workshop for your convention, conference, or institution, see http://www.writingtheother.com/.