Reinvention

If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you got steered here from a page that no longer exists. That’s because I’m hard at work reinventing myself, my pursuits, my life.

On October 17, 2017, my husband passed away. What followed were months that I only vaguely remember now, because everything was too shocking, too painful.

I emerged a new person after months of therapy and EMDR (a type of trauma desensitization suitable for anyone suffering PTSD — if you think it might be right for you, ask your therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, or feel free to contact me with questions about my own experiences with it). There was no way not to. When someone important to you dies, you have no choice but to reinvent yourself, because that old life, and those old dreams, are gone forever.

What does that mean for you, dear reader?

Unfortunately, any sequels to The Last of the Ageless are on the faaaar back burner for now. My old Patreon, the Ardent Alliance, is abandoned. My newsletter, the Vanguard, is also abandoned. Maybe someday I’ll resurrect them, but not for the foreseeable future.

I’m going down a different path now.

There’s a possibility I may convert TraciLoudin.com to my home for freelance editing. There’s also a good chance I won’t.

Fear not! I do have big plans, but most of them will go on behind the scenes. Fare thee well, friends. May our paths cross sometime in the not-too-distant future.

Traci Loudin
Author of The Last of the Ageless

10 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books You Should Read (Indie Author Day)

In celebration of Indie Author Day, I started thinking about all the great science fiction and fantasy I’ve read this year by indie authors. As you may know, I decided to make 2017 the Year of the Indie Author, in which I would read indie books exclusively. The year’s not over yet, so I won’t post all the indie books I’ve read and attempted to read this year (yet).

Here are 10 indie books I recommend, in a variety of SFF genres. It’s Indie Author Day, so give them a try!
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Why You Wish You Were Born on the Solstice

When preparing to write my upcoming epic fantasy series, The Rifts of Renjian, I did a lot of research. Celestial workings matter because summer and winter children become magic wielders, or Enchanters. Children born in spring and fall (known as the Meridian seasons) have no magic powers. So I studied the seasons and how planetary bodies move.
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