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Loretta Casteen

Loretta Casteen

About Artist

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  • Artist Statement

    To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it. –Kurt Vonnegut.

    As years have passed, I have come to realize that my "soul growing" endeavors encompass whatever I am creating at any given moment. When I am writing, my attention, heart and soul go into what I am writing, but it also goes into my visual art, my cooking, working, playing and my relationships. 
    The subtitle to my blog is "Life Is Creative." I have taken that statement and applied it to nearly every aspect of my life.
  • Resume

    Loretta Casteen lives and works in Shreveport, LA. Of Late, her focus has been on Speculative Fiction, a broadly-defined genre, which allows her to incorporate her love of folklore, mythology and traditional fairy tales into her short stories and poems.

    Her fiction and non-fiction has appeared in print and online, including such publications as Woman’s World, Pregnancy Magazine, Angels on Earth, Eye to the, and Strange

    Her poem "Of One's Choosing," published at Eye to the, was nominated for a 2018 Pushcart Prize by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association.

    The short story, “Mors Cupid” was included in the Urban Fantasy anthology Twisted Boulevard, published by Electrik Milk Bath Press, 2014

    She is the Senior Editor of Fleur de Lit: Literary Magazine which showcases writers and artists who live and work in Northwest Louisiana. Issue 1, Volume 1 Summer/Fall 2017; Issue 2, Volume II Spring/Summer 2018, published by melissainkdesigns.

    Her collection of short stories and poems, Children of Elder Time: Stories for Daylight and Darkness, is available for Kindle download at

    She is an active member of Shreveport Writer's Club and Wednesday Writers.


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