About Katherine Owen

Anointed a female fictionista by an overzealous Georgia Bulldog fan, I immediately took it for my job description.

I write. I write a lot. And, when I’m not writing, I think about writing “a lot“. You may think we’re having a conversation, but invariably I’m stealing your name, asking how to spell it, or describing the look on your face in five words or less. I write dark, moody stuff with the sometimes funny. I write lyrical, fantastical, amazing stuff. My readers complain they can’t put the book down because just when they think they’ve figured the story out, it changes and becomes something else.

I spend hours on photo sites looking for the right look for my book covers. I know the models and photographers by name. It’s part of my over-controlling tendencies. I like controlling everything to do with my books.

I am married and have two children and they all like having me home, but complain that I write too much. Add to that the twittering and the facebooking and the wordpressing and now google plus-ing and checking Amazon. It’s a full-time gig. And, I take classes with The Writers Studio, so I’m “literary” besides.

When I’m not writing, I like to drink good wine or champagne and look at my awesome view which I rarely see from my basement refuge.

Don’t ask.

So Welcome. That’s a little about me.

Here’s the standard stuff. Katherine Owen is a graduate of the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a major in Editorial Journalism and a minor in English Literature. An award-winning fiction writer, Katherine Owen wrote Seeing Julia, Not To Us, and When I See You. Her debut novel, Seeing Julia, won the Zola Award and First Place with the Pacific Northwest Writers Association in 2010. Owen lives near Seattle with her husband and two children. She is working on her next novel.

Katherine Owen’s Website


4 thoughts on “About Katherine Owen”

  1. Cherie Cantu said:

    That seems like a very fun job to do! I would have like to do that job, but I have a kid to take care of.

    • I worked in high tech sales for years. I’m not all that technical, but I definitely enjoyed the smart clients I got to work with. My technical team (engineers) helped out with all of it. Our best moments were having lunch and drawing out network solutions on the paper napkins. I wasn’t doing the drawing though; I just led the conversations.

      Taking care of your child is the best job you can have! Thanks for the note!

  2. Amanda McTigue said:

    That’s my kind of bio stuff. Bury the resume, lead with the flave. Nice to meet you twitteristically.

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