is the author of nearly two hundred novels spanning many genres, but his favorites have always been science fiction and fantasy.
He has served as vice-president of the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) and also edited the organization’s Forum. He is a member of the Western Writers of America (WWA) and the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers (IAMTW), serving as a judge for that organization’s 2007 Scribe Award, and is also a member since its inception in 1979 of the informal group First Fridays, founded by mystery writer Tony Hillerman.
For the past five years, he has worked on the editorial staff of four fantasy football magazines and is co-editor with Joan Saberhagen on the Baen Books anthology Mask of the Sun: Golden Reflections.
As a member of the Coalition for Excellence in Science Education, Vardeman served as a consultant to the New Mexico State textbook advisory board in 2003.”