Katherine Owen


Katherine Owen has written six novels, SEEING JULIA, NOT TO US, WHEN I SEE YOU, as well as the bestselling Truth In Lies series which includes THIS MUCH IS TRUE, THE TRUTH ABOUT AIR & WATER, and her latest release TELL ME SOMETHING TRUE.

Owen's writing delves into the complexities of relationships, often from both love and loss perspectives, because as an author she enjoys the unpredictability and uniqueness she finds there. Her books are not for the faint of heart; they will take readers through a proverbial emotional wringer before reaching resolution and the endings are somewhat surprising. Owen's writing tends to be dark, moody, and sometimes funny. Sometimes, it can be a bit lyrical or even literary. It's often edgy, so be forewarned. Her stories are comprised of broken heroines, who are often lost and not always intent on finding their way back; even the heroes in her books have a few flaws that cause trouble or disappoint. Many of her readers complain they can't put the novel down or just when they think they've figured the story out, it changes and becomes something else. Owen has garnered a wonderful following of readers who enjoy her work, but she's always looking for more.

In late July of 2010, Owen was recognized by the Pacific Northwest Writers Association's 2010 Literary Contest, where she was awarded the coveted Zola Award and first place in the romance category (women's fiction) for her novel, SEEING JULIA.

Katherine Owen lives near Seattle and is hard at work on her next novel, SAVING VALENTINES, due to release in early 2016.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book, "The Truth About Air & Water", is a follow-on storyline to my bestseller, "This Much Is True". I really felt that I was done with the characters, Linc and Tally, but readers wanted more so I wrote "The Truth About Air & Water" for my fans. My ego foolishly thought that writing about characters I already knew so well would be easy, but it wasn't. I'm very proud of how this book turned out though. I wrote it as a standalone for those readers just picking up my work for the first time. That was a challenge. And yet, I wrote it so readers who had read "This Much Is True" would recognize the character growth in both Linc and Tally with this latest book.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I came very close to signing with an agent out of New York. Of course. And yet, I'd been reading so much about the success writers were having with self-publishing, and I was getting impatient. I'd spent many afternoons waiting for the mail looking for that acceptance letter from an agent and/or constantly checking my email awaiting requests for full manuscripts; and I got those too. But the waiting was killing me. The archaic nature of traditional publishing astounded me. The waiting, the non-responsiveness, the lack of follow-through after I made the changes suggested by more than one agent and then nothing. I grew less enchanted and more determined to do it on my own. I do not regret that decision at all. I love being my own boss and writing the stories that I want to write. I've been successful at a grassroots level and have five quality novels out in the marketplace and a growing number of fans. I did that. My work resonates with readers. I love it.
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Where to find Katherine Owen online

Where to buy in print


When I See You
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 110,000. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
She believes that love can never last, promises are usually broken, and true happiness is extremely elusive in the long run. He believes most risks are worth taking, the promises he makes can be kept, and love doesn't factor into his relationships any longer. They're both wrong.
Seeing Julia
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,290. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A desperate widow questions her ability to start over and battles grief, guilt, and an undeniable attraction to a handsome stranger, but then, she learns of a betrayal by the one person she thought she knew. A betrayal that leads her to question everything and everyone she believes in, including herself.
Not To Us
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,970. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
There are all kinds of ways for a relationship to be tested, even broken, irrevocably; it’s the endings that we’re unprepared for. Ellie Shaw's perfect world unravels, but she discovers she can't outrun heartbreak or even cancer. Not To Us is an insightful look into one woman’s personal journey in learning that revealing her secrets and trusting herself is the only way to keep her only wish.

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