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Writing The Other

Writing the Other ®

Nisi Shawl and Cynthia Ward's Writing the Other: A Practical Approach, the companion book to the Writing the Other workshop, is now available! You can find book details and order directly from Aqueduct Press. A review of the book is available online. You can also order the book online from

Writing the Other® is a Registered Trademark of Nisi Shawl and Cynthia Ward.



The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum

Intelligence agent Lucy Harker receives the most dangerous job in the world--keeping Winston Churchill safe on the Western Front. Despite her unique abilities as Dracula's daughter, she loses Churchill to Kaiser Wilhelm's inhuman allies. If she's to recover Britain's greatest leader, Agent Harker must gain the aid of her Austrian lover, Countess Karnstein--better known as Carmilla. But the notorious vampire is keeping secrets that might doom the British Empire.

Coming from Aqueduct Press.

The Adventure of the Incognita Countess

It's the easiest assignment a British intelligence agent could hope for. Lucy Harker needs only see the secret plans of the Nautilus safely across the Atlantic. As German spies are largely a fantasy of newspapers, she anticipates no activities more strenuous than hiding her heritage as Dracula’s dhampir daughter. Then among her fellow Titanic passengers she discovers the incognita Countess Karnstein—and it seems the seductive vampire is in Germany’s service. Can Agent Harker stake Carmilla before her own heart—and her loyalty to the British Empire—are subverted by questions as treacherous as a night-cloaked iceberg?

Read what others have said about The Adventure of the Incognita Countess.

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Market Maven

Cynthia, who wrote the long-running (14 years+) 'Market Maven' market-news column for the cancelled writers' magazine Speculations, is now the publisher of the monthly MARKET MAVEN electronic newsletter, which focuses on magazine and publisher guidelines and updates from the professional and semi-professional markets in the speculative fiction genres (science fiction, fantasy, horror, paranormal romance, cross-genre, etc).

If interested, you can learn more about the magazine and see a sample issue.

Subscriptions are $20 per year. Click here to subscribe.

About Cynthia Ward

Cynthia writes science fiction, fantasy, horror, and more. If you'd like to know a little about her, please read her micro biography.

To find our more, please go to Cynthia's News Archives, or her Bibliography

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