Alan Loewen

Biography

Alan Loewen lives with his wife and three sons in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania sharing their home with a Sheltie named Socrates, a rabbit, a demented parrot lovingly dubbed, The Death Chicken," and far too many cats.

You can always find him at CapClave and Anthrocon or else hiding in his office.

"Alan Loewen believes in magic, and I'm not talking about the dark, Gothic stuff that gets spelled with a "k" at the end. I mean he believes in real magic, the kind that makes us look at the world and feel that sense of wonder we had when we were young. You can call it magic, fantasy, or myth, but it's based on the very cornerstone of his work: hope. Alan Loewen is handing out hope, and we're all the better for it if we grab some." - Donald Francis, author of Advent

"Alan Loewen transports his readers into new worlds oddly familiar, yet full of surprises. Loewen is a magician with words. His stories always entertain and, when you least expect, take you by surprise." ~ Lynne Nave, Executive Editor; Stony Run Publishing Company

"Alan Loewen's characters are unique and so are the twists each one takes in these stories. A good read!" ~ Emily Chase, author of Help! My Family's Messed Up!

Wow, just wow! Loewen’s writing transports one to other worlds, worlds intricately woven of word and phrase, and leaves you wanting to explore further. ~ Teresa Ford, editor of Ethereal Tales

"Captures the imagination, then sends it flying ... will sometimes stop you in your tracks, yet other times will cause you to step out to follow the tracks of others through time and realm alike." ~ Cynthia A. Conley, Independent Research & Freelance Writing Services

Where to find Alan Loewen online


Books

Yew Manor
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,330. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00)
Little does Robert DeMolay know that the manor he inherited is in a reality a bridge between worlds.
Coventry House
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,150. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.67)
Coventry House in England contains many mysteries and Molly Ladanyi, the new caretaker, finds herself in a battle that will determine not only the fate of all those who live there but the world as well.

Alan Loewen's favorite authors on Smashwords


Smashwords book reviews by Alan Loewen

  • How Should We Read the Book of Genesis? Interviews With Dennis Gordon on June 06, 2012

    I deeply appreciated this book for its honest and clear writing on a very controversial subject. For those who are in churches where young earth creationism is the "über alles" of salvation, Mr. Gordon's work clearly shows another view where a Christian can still be orthodox, but not deny the reality of the evolutionary process. For me, this is not the end of the search in and of itself, but this book answered many questions for me and shows the greater glory of a God who is more creative than we can know.
  • All Flesh Is Grass on June 25, 2012

    I didn't know where this was going until the last two paragraphs. A delightfully wicked treat. Just right for the palate.
  • Secret Strategies of Peak Performers: Use these strategies and get 2X more productive time! on Sep. 28, 2012

    This very short book is a succinct and simple overview of the practices of effective people. Utilizing the 80/20 rule, using a simple plan, and affirmations are some of the tools discussed. The bottom line is there is no easy, magical path to being effective (a word this reviewer likes more than the word "successful"), but a focused planner who doesn't mind hard work will find Greene's book a nice starting point. This is an unsolicited review.
  • Texans, Get Ready! Be Prepared to Survive and Recover from a Disaster on Sep. 28, 2012

    Not just for Texans, the contents of this very short book are a simple and succinct commonsense list of proactive steps anybody can take in order to survive a disaster of any type. Very much worth a read. This is an unsolicited review.
  • The Backward Approach to Ebook Success on Sep. 28, 2012

    A short, yet concise book filled with practical information on the process of publishing your first ebook. More of an overview, the reader will have to invest time in getting to know the particulars of the business, but Summerfield has been there and already made the mistakes as well as achieved his goals. This is an unsolicited review.
  • Common Useful and Edible Plants & Fungi of Vermont on Sep. 28, 2012

    The information presented is a very good overview and introduction to the world of edible plants, not only in Vermont, but throughout all the northeastern States. My only complaint is the formatting is all centered and the pictures did not show up on my Kindle. Nonetheless, the book is great for beginners. This is an unsolicited review.
  • A Guide to Hunting Rabbits With Air Guns on Oct. 25, 2012

    This is a very basic book, but then again, hunting rabbits doesn't require a PhD. However, the book does serve a number of good purposes: 1) For the 'prepper who has never gone hunting, the book gives a very good overview of the art. 2) In countries or in some locales within countries, firearms are illegal or heavily controlled. Air guns are usually considered in a different light than firearms, yet because of their limited range and effectiveness at penetration, the hunter is required to be closer to the prey. I would encourage the authors to consider a future book expanded to also include slingshots (called catapults in some countries) and the use of simple snares.
  • Zero Hour 2: More Stories of Spiritual Suspense on Nov. 13, 2012

    A sequel to his collection, Zero Hour: Stories of Spiritual Suspense, Setzer visits some familiar worlds as well as brand new territory. The 12 stories cover a number of themes dear to hearts of readers of speculative fiction: time travel, alternate universes, vengeance (both mundane and supernatural), demonic doppelgangers, man-eating plants, and more. Ranging from fantasy, to science fiction, to dark fantasy a reader who enjoys their speculative fiction mixed with a spiritual message will enjoy Setzer's latest collection.
  • When Cthulhu Met Atlach-Nacha on April 02, 2014

    Interfaith marriages are always tough, but what happens when the husband is a devotee of Cthulhu and the wife is a devotee of Atlach-Nacha? The result is a comedic one-act play (and I would *love* to see this performed ) as the stars become right and Cthulhu wakes up at the same time Atlach-Nacha finishes weaving her web of world destruction. And it appears the two elder gods don't necessarily care for one another like their married followers, Ashton and Cuthbert. There is a lot of humor here, but be forewarned. The ending puts this little work solidly in the horror camp, comedic moments notwithstanding and it is that ending that makes everything in this play work.
  • The Bequest; An Homage to H.P. Lovecraft on April 17, 2014

    I very much enjoyed this Lovecraftian pastiche that certainly captured the spirit of Lovecraft's Mythos without delving deeply into its weaknesses (all those adjectives and adverbs!). Donald Healey has created a work the Old Gentleman from Providence would have certainly approved.
  • Far-Sight on April 17, 2014

    Kevin O'Brien has written a very capable Lovecraft pastiche and though the lecture on tachyons was a tad overlong and complicated, the characters, plot, and ending would have certainly made the Old Gentleman from Providence very happy.