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

Caitlin Lochner's Manuscripts

Most Recent Blog Posts

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Announcing AN OUTCAST AND AN ALLY by Caitlin Lochner!

I can’t believe the day has finally come that I get to talk about my second book with Swoon (what??). It’s been a long, difficult process in which I wanted to bang my head against my keyboard several times over. There were more times than I can count that I thought no one would even want to read this book ... Read More


An Outcast and an Ally, news, new book, A Soldier and A Liar, Caitlin Lochner
Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Swoon Author Caitlin Lochner: Ace Rep in YA

Something that’s been getting a lot more discussion in the YA field over the past few years (and deservedly so) is representation of diverse identities. Just look at how many amazing and diverse books have been coming out! The Hate U Give; Love, Hate, and Other Filters; If I Was Your Girl; Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda; The Astonishing ... Read More


diversity, Caitlin Lochner, A Soldier and A Liar, LGBTQIA+
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 me), doing school and ... Read More


writing, Advice, A Soldier and A Liar, Caitlin Lochner
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 was ... Read More


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

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