Caitlin Lochner

Tokyo, Japan



I studied creative writing at the University of South Florida and used my BA in words to become an English teaching assistant in Tokyo. I'm in love with storytelling of any kind, but especially in the form of books, manga, and video games. If you ever want to talk nerdy, I am VERY down.

Favorite Books

Series: The Seven Realms, Harry Potter, The False Prince, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Song of the Lioness, Matt Cruse

Standalones: Hawksong, The Alchemist, The Floating Islands, Seraphina

Manga (because why not?): Fullmetal Alchemist, Fruits Basket, Tokyo Ghoul, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles

Favorite Quotes

"Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you're proud to live." - Anne Sweeney

Favorite Genres

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Most Recent Blog Posts

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Swoon Author Caitlin Lochner: Time Management Tips for the Busy Writer

Okay, real talk. Being a For Real Actual Author is pretty dang great—but it’s been cranking up my anxiety to no end. During the months leading up to A Soldier and a Liar’s release date, I found myself struggling.Answering interview questions, writing guest blog posts, participating in social media (a challenge for a reclusive introvert like ... Read More


Caitlin Lochner, A Soldier and A Liar, Advice, writing
Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

Swoon Author Caitlin Lochner's Editing Update: Soldiering Through Edits

Ah, editing. Somehow both my favorite and least favorite part of the writing process.I knew upfront that a lot of work was going to go into A Soldier and a Liar. When the amazing Holly West and Anna Poon first called me about publishing my novel, they told me that one of the major things they wanted to do ... Read More


Caitlin Lochner, A Soldier and A Liar, writing, editing update

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