Dayton Ward is a New York Times bestselling author or co-author of more than thirty novels and novellas, often working with his best friend, Kevin Dilmore. With Kevin and fellow author David Mack, he helped to develop Star Trek: Seekers, the "literary spin-off" to the critically acclaimed Star Trek Vanguard novel series.
His short fiction has appeared in more than twenty anthologies, and he's written for magazines such as Kansas City Voices, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Star Trek and Star Trek Communicator, as well as the websites Tor.com, StarTrek.com, and Syfy.com.
Dayton's newest work is Drastic Measures, the second novel based on the television series Star Trek: Discovery, to be released in February 2018.
Before making the jump to full-time writing, Dayton was a software developer, having discovered the private sector after serving for eleven years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Though he currently lives in Kansas City with his wife and two daughters, Dayton is a Florida native and still maintains a torrid long-distance romance with his beloved Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Visit him on the web at http://www.daytonward.com.