Short story author, Carla Ward, has been published in a variety of genres, including mystery, romance, poetry, and low fantasy. 

She is a Pushcart Prize Nominee, and her work has been published by The Saturday Evening Post, Night Picnic Journal, Oakwood Magazine, Woman's World, 2-Minute Mini Mysteries, Yours (U.K.), Woman's Weekly (U.K.), Modern Magic (anthology), Dark Horses Magazine, Avalon Literary Review, The Yard: Crime Blog, and Penumbra: A Journal of Weird Fiction and Criticism. She also was a semifinalist in ScreenCraft's 2024 Cinematic Short Story Competition and is ranked in the top 10% of The Red List.

When she's not at the keyboard, you'll find her taking long walks, bird watching, or reading the latest Dean Koontz novel.