Doug Ward

Biography

Doug Ward currently lives in Western Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Slippery Rock University. He has a BFA is in Fine Art and spends much of his time doing oil paintings, which incorporate mythology and science, and writing.

Doug's most recent series is "The War of the Stone." It is a fantasy series that introduces his world and the mythological beings who inhabit it. The first book is called, "Lich." If you like goblins, necromancers, and mayhem in general, this series is for you.

Of his first series, "The True Story of the Zombie Apocalypse, Doug Ward says, "I like to write about parasitic zombies. They feel (to me) more scientifically grounded than other types. It's also pretty scary how many parasitic creatures are inside of us at this very moment. Some have even bonded with us for so long that they are actually a part of our DNA."
Parasites have been known to take over their hosts. A few years ago my wife called me from a friends house and said that a mouse kept trying to snuggle with the cat. Actually nuzzling up to the cat's face. I quickly informed her that the mouse was infected by a parasite and that they needed to remove it from the house immediately.
The parasite wanted to be eaten by the cat so it could continue its lifecycle in the bowels of the unfortunate creature. This flatworm not only controls mice but it can infect humans as well."

"I have blended many scientific ideas into Parasite, which is a four book series.
Saving Jebediah is a fun piece of fan fiction I wrote for a contest Mark Tufo was having. It should be read as a prequel because the characters in Saving Jebediah turn up in the 4 book series."

If you want to get in touch, you can find him at dougward.space, tweet him @authordougward, check out his fan page at https://www.facebook.com/wardswoods/, or just send an e-mail to wardswoods@comcast.net.

Videos

Doug Ward
This is a brief video of how I got started writing Zombie Books.

Reader Driven Interview
This is a reader driven interview created 2/29/2014

Series

The War of the Stone
What happens when an ancient, long-lost relic is found? The black rock with green-glowing runes has turned up and is going to wreak havoc on the land. That is unless a young magic-user can do something about it.
Lich
Price: Free!
Horde
Price: $2.99 USD.
Demons
Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

The Curse of Count Dookula
Price: Free! Words: 46,960. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.00 from 1 review)
Grady is an old, retired adventurer whose best days are behind him. Living off his accumulated treasure was a great idea, but he had a tendency to overspend. Now, he is forced to live in a run-down apartment near where he started his career. It is a vicious cycle he would like to break, so when a young upstart at the local tavern challenges him to a contest, Grady reluctantly agrees to it.
Tales From the Grimacing Goblin
Price: Free! Words: 64,980. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The Grimacing Goblin Inn is not a place to enter lightly. Frequented mostly by lowly rogues and cutthroats, it is best to keep one hand on your weapon’s hilt and your back against a wall. The ale is cheap, which suits the Goblin’s clientele well as the patrons drink and swap yarns. Come in, sit back and eavesdrop on these stories told by the adventurers themselves, but keep an eye on your coin p
Demons
Series: The War of the Stone. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,030. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The war isn't going well for the Army of Light, and something is wrong with Den. To make things worse, an ever-increasing number of demons are driving the evil horde forward and they are winning. How will our heroes win in a battle that is so slanted against them?
Horde
Series: The War of the Stone. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,630. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Den and his companions are thrust into the middle of a war. Maliki's evil horde is ready to attack the vastly outnumbered forces of Dunn Moor Keep, and that isn't everything. They have discovered an artifact that Den is very familiar with and are willing to employ the damaged weapon at any cost. This is the second book in the War of the Stone. The third book is called Demons.
The Forging of the Ring
Price: Free! Words: 60,670. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
There is a burning desire within us all that wants us to be more than we ever thought we could be. Bigger, stronger, and more confident in our abilities than we ever thought possible. What if all of those possibilities were literally at your fingertips? The Forging of the Ring is a series of epic tales that allow us to do exactly that. Follow the ring as it makes its journey from mystical lands on
Tome of Terror
Price: Free! Words: 50,600. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Horror » General
There is the world that we know and the world that we don’t want to know. It’s that world that we try to ignore and try to pretend doesn’t exist. Despite these attempts, we realize that the dark truth is that it’s out there. It’s nervously whispered about. Tales of its denizens have been spoken of around fires since the earliest of times. These stories have been gathered and written into books
Lich
Series: The War of the Stone. Price: Free! Words: 74,200. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Lich has spent many days on Amazon's best sellers chart for free epic fantasy books. You need to read this epic fantasy novel because it is not only a really great coming of age story about a young wizard attaining his powers, but it incorporates many of the elements your dungeon master warned you about, specifically, a lich. A lich is an undead magic user who through the use of various spells a
Predator; The True Story of the Zombie Apocalypse Part 4
Series: The True Story of the Zombie Apocalypse. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,190. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
This is the final story of an unlikely group of survivors in the Zombie Apocalypse. Their story follows their attempt to end the disaster and to find a way to liberate the world of the parasitic contagion. We join our heroes as they race to Alaska, to find the Amber's brother Paul. Will they survive the perilous journey? Will they find a way to stop the Zombie plague?
Ward's Laws Part 4
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,890. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
These are the continuing jokes of Ward’s Laws. Its three-year mission: to explore silly thoughts; to seek out new humor and new life observations; to boldly joke where no man has joked before.
Ward's Laws Part 3
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,910. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
This book is the third in the comedy series by Doug Ward. Ward’s Laws is a silly thing I started on Facebook. When I first opened my account, I did what every other forty-something year old does. I froze, I didn’t know what to write. I started posting the usual stuff. I talked about my day, my dog, my bathroom habits, and said LOL a lot, but that just wasn’t me. I wanted to do something more.
Creator; The True Story of the Zombie Apocalypse Part 3
Series: The True Story of the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,160. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
This is the continuing story of an unlikely group of survivors in the Zombie Apocalypse. Their story follows their attempt to find the person responsible for the disaster and to find a way to liberate the world of the parasitic contagion. We join our heroes as they race to Put-in-Bay, Ohio, to find the creator of the Parasite, Dr. Fleming. Will they survive the perilous journey?
Ward's Laws Part 2
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,620. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Ok, If you purchased this book you probably understand what Ward's Laws are. I've been asked why I call them laws at all. The title doesn't mean legal laws or even scientific laws. They are just the things I live by. Zombie attacks, killer robots, or just the strange desire men have to pee outside are the inspiration for these random thoughts.
Symbiote; The True Story of the Zombie Apocalypse Part 2
Series: The True Story of the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,480. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
You need to read this zombie apocalypse series because it explains the science involved in the dead coming to life. This is the continuing story of an unlikely group of survivors in the Zombie Apocalypse. Their story follows their attempt to find the person responsible for the disaster and to find a way to liberate the world of the parasitic contagion. Sorry guys, but there are no fire trucks
Parasite; The True Story of the Zombie Apocalypse
Series: The True Story of the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 79,890. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(4.00 from 1 review)
"Parasite - The True Story of the Zombie Apocalypse" has appeared on the iTunes Horror genre charts 79 times. It's appeared on charts in Australia, Canada, and the UK. Parasite has also spent many days on Amazon's best sellers chart for free horror books. You need to read this zombie apocalypse novel because it explains the science involved in the dead coming to life.
Saving Jebediah; Another True Story from the Zombie Apocalypse
Price: Free! Words: 8,670. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
This book has great zombie action and has been a constant fixture on many of the eBook best seller charts. Everything seems to go wrong when zombies invade the small town of Sigel. Join Max Talbot as he goes on a breakneck paced journey to save his uncle Jebediah. This book has been described as oozing Redneck and a Dukes of Hazzard like twist to the zombie
Ward's Laws
Price: Free! Words: 16,580. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ward's Laws has appeared on the iTunes Humour genre charts 11 times. It has appeared on charts in Australia, USA. Ward’s Laws is a silly thing I started on Facebook. When I first opened my account I did what every other forty-something year old does, I froze. I didn’t know what to write. I started posting the usual stuff. I talked about my day, my dog, my bathroom habits and said LOL a lot,

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Smashwords book reviews by Doug Ward

  • Protectors of Duval: Revolution on Dec. 02, 2013

    I love it!!! This book really drew me in. It makes an interesting starting point and just throws you into the action. I can't wait to dive into the next in the series.