Welcome!

…to the web page of Louisa Swann, writer, novelist, and creator of all things fiction — well, almost all things. There are some places Louisa refuses to go.

As you will see, Louisa is the chaotic imagination behind a wide variety of writings, from Star Trek short stories to quirky fantasy, from humor-laden tales to dark, shadowy noir, the kind of imagination that resulted in nightmares when she was small, “stage plays” when she was a teeny bopper (do they even use that term anymore?), angst-filled poetry in her teens, and short stories and novels when she finally realized that same imagination could actually prove useful. Modern “country/western” comes to life under the pen name Jonesey Carlson and dark fantasy/noir under the pen name Lisa Gaines.

While the stage plays and poetry have long since dissolved into the ashes of history, the stories and novels can be found among the pages that follow with new material evolving daily. Enjoy and may the thrill of reading illuminate your darkest corners!

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Abby Crumb is finally here!

What started as Abby Crumb and the Night of the Golden Pea is now a trilogy that kicks off an entire series! Join Abby as she arrives in San Francisco–looking for her mother–and finds more than she bargained for! I can’t tell you how excited I am to launch this series. It’s been in the …

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A Day Off

  Yesterday I turned 62. Ended up taking the day off from writing, though that wasn’t intentional. Hubby and I had breakfast at a cute little place in Graeagle, then took a drive around Lakes Basin. Instead of fall leaves, we found naked trees (of the deciduous type), snow, and water. Lots of water. In …

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Myrtle Creek: Soul Reapers Novel: Coming 2018

Myrtle Creek:  Soul Reapers Only three things in life worth dying for far as Myrtle Creek sees it—hot coffee, molten metal, and sizzling women. And Trouble—which always seems to find him no matter where he goes. Trouble piggybacked into town with the arrival of a new doctor and now Myrtle must find the “cure.” Magic …

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Time to Rock and Roll!

We’ve been reading Mark Twain Himself by Milton Meltzer, an enjoyable and enlightening read. I didn’t know that Clemens held out for royalties (5%) instead of selling all rights to Innocents Abroad! Smart man, though he had his ups and downs. As his daughter Susy put it: “He has the mind of an author exactly, …

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