Author Archives: Marie Loughin

About Marie Loughin

I love reading, writing, and editing speculative fiction of all sorts. My current focus is on writing contemporary fantasy, where I get to play god with characters from myth and legend. My Norse-based urban fantasy, Valknut: The Binding, is available at Kindle Books and other e-book retailers. You can find me at my blog (marieloughin.com) and on Twitter (@mmloughin).

And that is why every writer should have a book launch party

Writers work mostly in solitude. When you pick away at a novel for years, those who initially supported your endeavor tend to lose interest. They may even forget you’re writing a novel or start believing you’ll never finish. You might … Continue reading

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Discoverability: One Writer’s Solution

As “The Local Bookstore” joins the list of endangered species and we enter the age of digital books, one of the biggest problems facing readers and writers is discoverability. How can readers find new books without being able to browse … Continue reading

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It’s a Party!

Drag your rumpled party clothes out from under your bed, because you are invited to my book launch party on Saturday, February 18, 2012! If you cannot attend in person, don’t worry! You can still be a virtual attendee. (Details … Continue reading

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Fantasy on the Ice

My dad doesn’t read fantasy fiction. Ever. The only fiction books he reads are crime novels, like those by John D. MacDonald. In fact, he only reads John D. MacDonald books. And only the ones with Travis McGee in them. … Continue reading

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A word about Telesa, by Lani Wendt Young

Just for fun, I entered the cover for Valknut: The Binding in a contest at Shannon Mayer’s blog. “I love my book cover,” I thought. “It’s cool and well-suited to my novel. It’s bound to win.” So when it didn’t … Continue reading

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Predgoalutions for 2012

Free Photo Bank Daring Predictions A president shall be elected in the US. It might be a new one. Road construction/modification will continue in Surrey, BC. None of it will be completed (except maybe the filling of some pot holes). … Continue reading

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Speaking of Norse gods and hobos… [Announcements!]

I have a few announcements today, starting with: My first ever flash fiction story, “Jokul Frosti and the Boy,” is appearing at Sommer Leigh’s wonderful blog for FREE! I’m pretty happy with this story and hope you take a moment to … Continue reading

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Ruminating with Jonathan Allen

Today, I have the privilege of posting my interview of Jonathan Allen, author of Corridors of the Dead, released TODAY. (Woo hoo! Streamers and fireworks!) You can find the e-book at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords. A print version … Continue reading

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The sounds of silence

Those of you who’ve been following me regularly may have gathered that I like audible books. I started listening to them at a time when I was spending two or more hours a day in the car and was under … Continue reading

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Time for a long winter’s nap

I visited Hillary Jacques blog, today, where she described the descent of winter on her Alaskan town. And then she asked the question, “What is your winter like? Is it a season or a feeling? How do you escape?” Here … Continue reading

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