Kyla Ward

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Kyla Ward
Kyla Ward - 2007.jpg
Kyla Ward in 2007
Born New South Wales, Australia
Pen name Edwina Grey (shared)
Occupation Writer, actor
Nationality Australian
Period 1994–present
Genres Speculative fiction

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Kyla (Lee) Ward is an Australian writer of speculative fiction, poet and actor.

Biography[edit]

Ward was born in New South Wales, Australia. She attended the University of Technology, Sydney where she gained a BA in communications.[1]

Writing[edit]

Ward was first published in 1994 with her poem "Mary" which was featured in the magazine Bloodsongs. In 2002 her short story "The Boneyard" was nominated for the Ditmar Award for best short fiction but lost to Lucy Sussex and Jack Dann.[2] In 2006 she won her first award with the novel Prismatic, co-authored with Evan Paliatseas and David Carroll under the shared pseudonym of Edwina Grey. Prismatic tied with Will Elliott's The Pilo Family Circus to win the Aurealis Award for best horror novel.[1][3]

Ward has also contributed to role-playing games including Buffy the Vampire Slayer Roleplaying Game by Eden Studios, Inc. and White Wolf's Demon: The Fallen.

Acting[edit]

Ward has also been a member of the Theatre of Blood repertory company where she acted and also wrote.[1] Ward wrote and produced and acted in the short film Bad Reception which premiered at A Night of Horror 2009 and screened at the Vampire Film Festival in New Orleans. Ward has also worked as an assistant director and sound recordist in a number of short films,[1] for instance as sound recordist on Indulgence (1996) (written and directed by Glenn Fraser).

Artwork[edit]

Ward also has contributed artwork for various publications including Fables and Reflections, the cover of Epiphanies of Blood: Tales of Desperation and Thirst, Southern Blood, Borderlands, Bloodsongs, Tabula-Rasa, and Burnt Toast.[1]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Category Result
2002 Ditmar Award "The Boneyard" Best short fiction Nomination[2]
2002 Ditmar Award Tabula-Rasa (with David Carroll) Best fan production Nomination[2]
2003 Aurealis Award "Kijin Tea" Best horror short story Nomination[4]
2004 Ditmar Award "Kijin Tea" Best short story Nomination[5]
2006 Aurealis Award Prismatic (with Evan Paliatseas and David Carroll as Edwina Grey) Best horror novel Won[3]
2007 Ditmar Award Prismatic (with Evan Paliatseas and David Carroll as Edwina Grey) Best novel Nomination[6]
2007 Ditmar Award "The Bat's Boudoir" Best short story Nomination[6]
2012 Rhysling Award "The Soldier's Return" Best long poem Nomination[7]
2012 Rhysling Award "The Kite" Best short poem Nomination[7]
2013 Rhysling Award "Lucubration"" Best long poem Pending[8]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Prismatic (2006, with Evan Paliatseas and David Carroll as Edwina Grey)

Short fiction[edit]

Poetry[edit]

  • The Land of Bad Dreams (edited by Charles (Danny) Lovecraft). Sydney: P'rea Press, 2011. ISBN 978-0-9804625-7-9. Illustrated by the author.

Note: The launch of this book was accompanied by dramatic readings by various theatre groups. Video of the performances is available at Kyla Ward's website.

Poems[edit]

  • "Mary" (1994) in Bloodsongs #3 (ed. Chris A. Masters, Steve Proposch)
  • "Herbal Tea" (1995) in Bloodsongs #6 (ed. Steve Proposch)
  • "Night Cars" (1999) in Abaddon #2
  • "The Land of Dreams Gone Bad" (2011) in Midnight Echo #5
  • "The Exorcism" (2011) in Midnight Echo #5
  • "The Kite" (2011) in The Land of Bad Dreams
  • "The Soldier's Return" (2011) in The Land of Bad Dreams
  • "Lucubration" (2012) in Avatars of Wizardry (ed. Charles Lovecraft)

Role-playing games[edit]

  • Mystical Places
  • "Arcanities" (2001)
  • "The Schriebach Estate" (2001)
  • "The Scalper" (2009) in Eden Studio Presents #3
  • The Demon Storyteller's Guide (2002, co-author)
  • "Suffer the Children" (2003) in Fear to Tread
  • "The Court of Chimera" (2009) in Eden Studio Presents #3
  • "Dominion" (2009) in Pyramid Magazine #3/10
  • "The Journey of the Dead" (2011) in Pyramid Magazine #3/38

Contributed to:

  • The Demon Players' Guide (2003)
  • Damned and Deceived: the Book of Thralls (2003)
  • Demon: The Earthbound (2003)
  • Time of Judgment (2004)

Scripts[edit]

  • Bad Reception (2008) directed by Andrew Orman, 4TOD Productions. Screened at A Night of Horror 2009, and the Vampire Film Festival 2009
  • Chocolate Curses, "a comedy in dubious taste." (2010) directed by Steve Hopley. Played as part of the Season II program of the Theatre of Blood

Essays[edit]

  • "Scaring the Children" in Bloodsongs No. 8 (ed. Steve Proposch)
  • "Playing the Classics: Role Playing Your Favorite Novels" (2002) in Black Gate (ed. John O'Neill)
  • "Reading the Game – Depictions of Role-Playing in Popular Culture" (2013) in Strange Horizons No. 28 (ed. Niall Harrison)

Articles[edit]

  • "Gaming Freeform" (1994) in Australian Realms No. 17
  • "Australia" (1996) in The BFI Companion to Horror (ed. Kim Newman)
  • "Castle, Sweet Castle" (2002) in d20weekly.com
  • "Get Lost" (2004) in Dragon No. 326
  • "Tomb Raider" (2005) in Dragon No. 327
  • "The Petit Tarrasque and Other Monsters" (2005) in Dragon No. 329
  • "Australian Gargoyles" (2007) in Art Monthly Australia No. 200
  • "Coffin Culture" (2008) in Black: Australian Dark Culture #3
  • "Dark Humour in Revelation of the Daleks" (2010, with David Carroll and Kate Orman) in Burnt Toast
  • "Symbolism" (2010, with David Carroll and Kate Orman) in Burnt Toast
  • "Dungeons and Deadlines" (2011) in WQ Magazine

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b c d e "Kyla Ward". Tabula-Rasa. Archived from the original on 24 January 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2002 Ditmar Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2007 Aurealis Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2004 Aurealis Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2004 Ditmar Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2007 Ditmar Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "The 2012 Rhysling Awards". Science Fiction Poetry Association. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "2013 Rhysling Award Candidates". Science Fiction Poetry Association. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 

External links[edit]

Audio story reading by Kyla Ward on Radio 2SER "Final Draft" program [1]

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