Jody Lynn Nye

Jody Lynn Nye

     Author


Jody Lynn Nye lists her main career activity as "spoiling cats." When not engaged upon this worthy occupation, she writes fantasy and science fiction books and short stories. Before breaking away from gainful employment to write full time, Jody worked as a file clerk, book-keeper at a small publishing house, freelance journalist and photographer, accounting assistant and costume maker. For four years, she was on the technical operations staff of a local Chicago television station, WFBN (WGBO), serving the last year as Technical Operations Manager. During her time at WFBN, she was part of the engineering team that built the station, acted as Technical Director during live sports broadcasts, and worked to produce in-house spots and public service announcements.



Since 1987 she has published over 50 books and more than 165 short stories. Among the novels Jody has written are her epic fantasy series, The Dreamland, beginning with Waking In Dreamland, five contemporary humorous fantasies, Mythology 101, Mythology Abroad, Higher Mythology (the three collected by Meisha Merlin Publishing as Applied Mythology), Advanced Mythology, The Magic Touch, and three medical science fiction novels, Taylor's Ark, Medicine Show and The Lady and the Tiger. Strong Arm Tactics, a humorous military science fiction novel, the first of The Wolfe Pack series. Jody also wrote The Dragonlover's Guide to Pern, a non-fiction-style guide to the world of internationally best-selling author Anne McCaffrey's popular world. She also collaborated with Anne McCaffrey on four science fiction novels, The Death of Sleep, Crisis On Doona (New York Times and USA Today bestseller), Treaty At Doona and The Ship Who Won, and wrote a solo sequel to The Ship Who Won entitled The Ship Errant. Jody co-authored the Visual Guide to Xanth with best-selling fantasy author Piers Anthony, and edited an anthology of humorous stories about mothers in science fiction, fantasy, myth and legend, entitled Don't Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear! She wrote eight books with the late Robert Lynn Asprin, License Invoked, a contemporary fantasy set in New Orleans, and seven set in Asprin's Myth Adventures universe: Myth-Told Tales (short story collection), Myth Alliances, Myth-Taken Identity, Class DisMythed, Myth-Gotten Gains, Myth Chief, and Myth-Fortunes. Since Asprin's passing, she has published Myth-Quoted, Myth-Fits, Dragons Deal, and Dragons Run (Ace Books), third and fourth in Asprin's Dragons series.



Her latest books are Rhythm of the Imperium (Baen Books), the third in her humorous military SF series; Moon Beam (Baen Books), a young adult science fiction novel with Dr. Travis S. Taylor, and Daring (Cat and Dragon Press), a collection of her young adult science fiction and fantasy stories.



Over the last twenty-five or so years, Jody has taught in numerous writing workshops and participated on hundreds of panels covering the subjects of writing and being published at science-fiction conventions. She has also spoken in schools and libraries around the north and northwest suburbs. In 2007 she taught fantasy writing at Columbia College Chicago. In 2017, she became a judge for the Writers of the Future contest, the largest speculative fiction writing contest in the world. She also runs the two-day writers workshop at DragonCon, and reviews fiction for Galaxy's Edge Magazine.



Jody lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, with her husband Bill Fawcett, a writer, game designer, military historian and book packager, and a black cat, Jeremy. Check out her websites at www.jodynye.com and mythadventures.net. She is on Facebook as Jody Lynn Nye and Twitter @JodyLynnNye.


Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Jody Lynn Nye

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 01:00PM Black Tide Rising Roundtable

Come join John Ringo and his motley crew of authors for their roundtable on the Black Tide Rising anthology. Will be followed by a mass autograph session. Gary Poole, Mod.

Fri 02:30PM Black Tide Rising Mass Autograph Session

Black Tide Rising Mass Autograph Session immediately following the Roundtable

Fri 04:00PM The Planetary Anthology Roundtable
Authors from the Superversive Press Planetary Anthologies will have a roundtable discussion on the series and it's future. Jagi Lamplighter Wright (mod.)
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies

Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff

Event
CC: Ballroom E
(60 min)
Fri 07:00PM Reading: Jody Lynn Nye
Come out and have a seat as our author guest reads passages from her works.
Reading
CC: Meeting Room 8
(60 min)
Sat 10:00AM On Writing Comedy
Jody Lynn Nye moderates this panel on the tricks of the trade in adding humor to your science fiction or fantasy story or novel
Sat 11:00AM The Xenoarcheology Roadshow

Jody Lynn Nye (Mod.) Our colleagues from the University of Antares shipped us a fresh crate of alien artifacts, all in need of identification. Can you decipher their true use?

Sat 02:00PM Baen Traveling Roadshow and Prize Patrol

Toni Weisskopf will be running the crowd through the best of what's going on in the Baen universe. (And there will be giveaways!)

Sun 01:00PM All Things Monster Hunter Roundtable
Larry Correia moderates this Roundtable on the Monster Hunter Universe, to be followed by a mass autograph session.
Sun 02:30PM All Things Monster Hunter Mass Autograph Session
Mass Autograph session following the Monster Hunter RT.
 
 
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