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.
1987 she has published 43 books and more than 100 short stories. Among the
novels Jody has written are her epic fantasy series, The Dreamland, beginning with Waking
In Dreamland, five contemporary humorous fantasies, and three medical science
fiction novels. Strong Arm Tactics, a humorous military
science fiction novel, is the first of Jody's new series, The Wolfe Pack.
She has also collaborated with Anne
McCaffrey on four science fiction
novels and co-authored the Visual Guide
to Xanth with best-selling fantasy author Piers Anthony.
Her newest books are Dragons Deal (Ace Books), third in the Dragons series begun by Robert Asprin,
and View From the Imperium (Baen
Books), a humorous military SF novel. Coming soon is Myth-Quoted, the next Myth-Adventures novel.
the last twenty or so years, Jody has taught in numerous writing workshops and
participated on hundreds of panels covering the subjects of writing and publishing
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.
Jody lives in the northwest suburbs
of Chicago, with her husband Bill Fawcett, a writer, game designer and book
packager, and a black cat, Jeremy.
Join Tuesday Funk on December 6th at 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf's upstairs bar to hear Jody read!