Joan Wendland, owner and chief game designer of Blood and Cardstock Games has been trying her hand at a novel of late. It will be called Backstage: A Novel of Secret Agendas, Slow-Burn Romance, and Imaginary Cats. Visit for games, and to follow her budding career as an author. By day, she’s a Beltway Bandit. She lives with a fat cat and a skinny husband in Northern Virginia.