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Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Mary Louisa Locke: Historical Mystery Author’s Own Story Is One Of Patience, Perseverance, And Vision

Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Mary Louisa Locke: Historical Mystery Author’s Own Story Is One of Patience, Perseverance, and Vision

My ALLi author guest this episode is Mary Louisa Locke, who was first inspired to write back in 1979, when her academic research showed her the stories of some incredible 19th-century women. But it wasn’t until after Mary Lou retired and began her new career as an indie author that she gave these women new life in historical fiction. Mary Lou’s story is one of patience, perseverance, and a vision of the past as well as the future.

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Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Mary Louisa Locke

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About the Author, Mary Louisa Locke

Mary Louisa LockeLouisa Locke, a retired professor of U.S. and Women’s History, is the author of the USA Today best-selling Victorian San Francisco Mystery series. This series features Annie, a young boarding house keeper, and Nate Dawson, a local San Francisco lawyer, as they investigate crimes with the help of their friends and family in the O’Farrell Street boarding house. Not content with just exploring the past, Locke also helped create an open source, multi-author science fiction series called the Paradisi Chronicles, in which she has written a trilogy. She currently lives in San Diego, California with her husband and an energetic rescue dog. You can find out more about Locke’s books from both series at https://mlouisalocke.com.

About the Host

Howard Lovy has been a journalist for more than 35 years, and now amplifies the voices of independent author-publishers and works with authors as a developmental editor. Howard is also a freelance writer specializing in Jewish issues whose work appears regularly in Publishers Weekly, the Jewish Daily Forward, and Longreads. Find Howard at howardlovy.comLinkedIn and Twitter.


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Howard Lovy

Howard Lovy has been a journalist for more than 30 years, and now amplifies the voices of independent author-publishers and works with authors as a developmental editor. Howard is also a freelance writer specializing in Jewish issues whose work appears regularly in Publishers Weekly, the Jewish Daily Forward, and Longreads.

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