About Traci Loudin

My parents began reading to me from a very early age, and I’ve always loved science fiction and fantasy. As a young West Virginian, I always looked forward to library trips with my mother to both of our small town’s libraries.

Lost on VenusWhen I was in the third grade, I wanted to read my father’s science fiction collection soooo badly — especially Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Venus series with their interesting covers filled by strange beasts and bizarre landscapes. He eventually read H.G. Wells’s War of the Worlds to me. I thought it was the best bedtime story ever.

Eventually able to read on my own, I proceeded to devour Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Pellucidar series and other series. I became a voracious reader, and sooner or later, all that input begged for an output.

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How long have you been writing?

My writing career began at age 10. We’d go on family camping trips, and while my cousins played softball, I wrote stories. I started with a cute little story about a boy and a girl who join the monsters who’ve been terrorizing their small village. You could say the science fiction and fantasy aspects of my stories have evolved a little since then.

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What are your favorite speculative fiction genres?

Post-apocalyptic. Future Earth. Alternate world. I also enjoy “fantasy with boundaries,” you might say.

 

Got any favorite books to recommend to hungry SFF readers?

These are some of my favorites, in no particular order. I’ll make it easy and link you over to your local Amazon:

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Listen to my interview on the Geek Questioner Podcast, where they asked me questions like what my geeky inspirations are, who my favorite villain is, and more.
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AmyBeth Inverness asked me stuff like “How many Dune novels have you read?” and “Are genre lines solid or fluid?” Read the interview here.

Belinda Crawford asked me about my writing of Nyr, an antiheroine in The Last of the Ageless. Read the interview here.

 

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