Mary E. Lowd

Publisher info

Mary E. Lowd is a prolific science-fiction and furry writer in Oregon. She's had more than 200 short stories and a dozen novels published, always with more on the way. Her work has won three Ursa Major Awards, ten Leo Literary Awards, and four Cóyotl Awards. She is also the founder and editor of Zooscape. She lives in a crashed spaceship, disguised as a house and hidden behind a rose garden, with a large collection of animals, both real and imaginary, who collectively serve as her muse.

Where to find Mary E. Lowd online

Website: http://www.marylowd.com
Twitter: @ryffnah

Where to buy in print

Jove Deadly's Lunar Detective Agency
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 39,110. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2024 by Mary E. Lowd. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Jove Deadly is a bloodhound with a rundown detective agency on the moon, but a new case has Jove thinking he only has a nose for trouble. This double-story book contains two exciting, DEADLY mysteries that will take you from an amusement park on the moon to a chase across Earth!
Jam on the Ceiling
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,650. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014 by Mary E. Lowd. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » North America » USA
As a newspaper columnist of many years, Wes talked about writing a book but didn't realize he'd already written one until his sons went through more than 700 of his columns and compiled the best into Jam On The Ceiling. In this book, Wes talks about Oregon history and politics, the changing times and technology, traveling, hiking, and building a log cabin with his son William L. Sullivan.
To Elsie With Love
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 91,740. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012 by Mary E. Lowd. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Family history
On their 49th anniversary, Elsie asked Wes to write the story of their marriage for her. The memoir that he wrote takes the reader on a journey from college days at the University of Oregon through WWII and into the years Wes & Elsie spent building a family together, bolstering their community, and exploring spirituality.
My Wife Has Alzheimer's
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,440. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012 by Mary E. Lowd. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Aging, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The personal journey of J. Wesley Sullivan as he became the caretaker for his wife, Elsie. After fifty years of marriage, Elsie slowly succumbed to Alzheimer's, and Wes -- a newspaperman -- wrote journals to help himself deal with the growing pressures of her condition. He combined those journals into this book, hoping it could help others facing a similarly devastating situation.

Series

Otters In Space
Humans have left the Earth, and dogs rule. Kipper is an oppressed tabby cat who dreams of a better place where cats are free to run their own lives. When Kipper discovers a secret that might lead her to such a paradise, along with the secret comes trouble—first, Kipper's sister disappears, and, then, she's attacked by a dog goon herself. Kipper's escape takes her on a mad dash to Ecuador and the space elevator, where she catches a ride up to the otter-designed space station. Once in "otter space," Kipper must navigate an uncomfortably watery world to find out what happened to her sister and whether there really is a cat paradise.
Otters In Space
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until July 31!)

Books

Jove Deadly's Lunar Detective Agency
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 39,110. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2024 by Mary E. Lowd. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Jove Deadly is a bloodhound with a rundown detective agency on the moon, but a new case has Jove thinking he only has a nose for trouble. This double-story book contains two exciting, DEADLY mysteries that will take you from an amusement park on the moon to a chase across Earth!
Commander Annie and Other Adventures
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 63,220. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When Annie's best friend ditches her, she has to go on an adventure of her own. In a cardboard spaceship, she flies to the most dangerous planet she's discovered. In this collection, meet aliens, fairies, and talking animals; travel to faraway worlds and magical realms; and discover the point where science-fiction and fantasy blend.
Nexus Nine: A Tri-Galactic Trek Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 53,680. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Deep space, nine lives… Or maybe nine-hundred? When a calico cat with a computer chip in her head—full of lifetimes worth of memories—sets out to uncover the mysteries of her distant past, she finds herself on a space station in a recently war-torn star system. As Mazel Rheun studies the local deep space anomaly, it becomes increasingly clear… The answers lie on the other side of… NEXUS NINE.
Tri-Galactic Trek
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,440. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
To boldly go where no cat or dog has gone before! In this episodic novel, you will encounter alien races, strange worlds, technological malfunctions, and an all powerful trickster in the form of a Cheshire cat. Get ready for a ride of discovery, awe, and wonder from the Ursa Major Award-winning author of the Otters In Space trilogy.
Otters in Space 4: First Moustronaut
Series: Otters In Space, Book 4. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 63,470. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When two relative giants—a cat and otter—attend Yvette's gymnastics competition, they recruit the mouse for their new space program. Yvette joins an interspecies team using ancient octopus technology to build a spaceship. Political tides turn, and the crew must decide—sacrifice everything to travel beyond their solar system? Or be grounded by the fanatically religious dogs of the Uplifted States?
The Otter's Wings: A Labyrinth of Souls Novel (The Celestial Fragments Book 3)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,430. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2022 by ShadowSpinners Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
After returning from their visit to the All-Being, Witch-Hazel the squirrel tries to retire in Riverton with her friends Fish-Breath the otter and Twiggy the beaver. But their adventures haunt them, in the form of Fish-Breath's un-otter-like wings, gifted by the Celestial Fragments. A dangerous, magical figure tracks Fish-Breath down, and the three friends find themselves back on the run…
The Bee's Waltz: A Labyrinth of Souls Novel (The Celestial Fragments Book 2)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,750. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2021 by ShadowSpinners Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » General
After generations of living in a purple dogwood, Zwi's hive needs to find a new tree to call home. The honeybee has been searching everywhere for a tree blessed by the All-Being, while her squirrel friend, Witch-Hazel, tags along. But then Witch-Hazel begins seeing visions of her long-lost, beloved otter friend, Fish-Breath, guiding her on a journey toward the All-Being's castle in the sky.
The Snake's Song: A Labyrinth of Souls Novel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,670. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2018 by ShadowSpinners Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Witch-Hazel was never good at being a squirrel. She could never find her lost stashes of acorns, but maybe she can prove herself by finding a treasure that matters much more -- the lost Celestial Fragments of the All-Being.
Otters In Space 3: Octopus Ascending
Series: Otters In Space, Book 3. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,240. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
On the eve of war between Earth and Jupiter, Kipper the tabby cat embarks on a journey to the bottom of the ocean to seek an audience with the octopus oligarchy. Her sister Petra works to uncover conspiracies in the dog and cat government, and across the solar system, Jenny the otter leads a team of scientists and pirates in discovering the secrets of the ancient Europa base.
The Necromouser and Other Magical Cats
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,900. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(3.00 from 1 review)
In this collection, follow the adventures of the beloved tabby cat Shreddy as he faces off with zombies, ghosts, gryphons, foolhardy dogs, and all sorts of household appliances. Then meet a series of cats whose stories will take you from heartbreak to joy, showing the magic in our own world through the reflection of a cat's eyes.
In a Dog's World
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 52,640. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Katasha is a cat surrounded by cats. She loves her littermates, but she's tired of having them in every part of her life. She wants to go to a prestigious college where most of the students are dogs. Then Katasha meets Howell, a handsome upperclassman and a dog. What will her family think? Is Howell even interested in a high school cat? All Katasha knows is, she can't wait to leave for college.
Ursa Major 2014 Short Fiction Reading Packet
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,980. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A collection of the five short stories by Mary E. Lowd nominated for the 2014 Ursa Major Award for Best Short Fiction. Read science fiction about a dog, fantasy about a cat, the story of an enchanted carousel, and an epic love story set in the Otters In Space universe.
When a Cat Loves a Dog
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,180. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In this Otters In Space spin-off, a black cat named Lashonda and her pug dog husband push at the very limits of their society—socially and scientifically—in their quest to have a family. Winner of the 2014 Ursa Major Award for Best Short Fiction.
Otters In Space 2: Jupiter, Deadly
Series: Otters In Space, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,480. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Hostile vessels attack friendly otter ships orbiting Jupiter. The Jolly Barracuda flies to the rescue, dragging Kipper the tabby cat deep into the beginnings of an interplanetary war. On Earth, Trudith, a dog goon turned bodyguard, must decide how far she will she go to protect her alpha cat. Soon every cat and dog is wondering, will a cat be the next president and will Kipper make it home?
Ursa Major 2012 Short Fiction Reading Packet
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,170. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
A collection of the five short stories by Mary E. Lowd nominated for the 2012 Ursa Major Award for Best Short Fiction. Where else can you read about a mad mouse scientist, a man cursed by the Faerie queen, a cantankerous cat, and a woman who drinks tea with a dragon and a unicorn all in the same book?
Otters In Space
Series: Otters In Space, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 59,790. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.75 from 8 reviews)
Humans have left the Earth, and dogs rule. Kipper is an oppressed tabby-cat who dreams of a better place, where cats run their own lives. When she discovers a secret that sends her out of this world, Kipper must navigate through the mysterious otter space station and befriend a spaceship full of eccentric otters to find out: is there really a cat paradise?

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Dave Raines
Latest book: Jeph's Daughter.
Published December 2, 2011. (5.00 from 1 review)
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Latest book: Huntress.
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