W. F. Owen

Biography

I'm a professor of communication (thirty years) and a creative writer. My main interests are haiku and related forms, and science fiction. I've published in all of the major haiku journals (e.g., Frogpond, Modern Haiku) and several anthologies. Also, I have won several contests sponsored by the Haiku Society of America. Finally, long ago, I taught SCUBA diving as an occupation. I lived in Hawaii for ten years.
In the past five years or so, I've rekindled my interest in photography and, most recently, graphic design. Check out my sites on Fine Art America ("Bill Owen") and RedBubble.com ("BillOwenArt"). Thanks! 😃

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The Clone Trial
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,970. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Earth ran out of oil. Nuclear power is the main alternative. Simultaneous human and natural disasters created massive radiation leaks rendering human life infertile. Thus, cloning is legalized. Clones and off-world species provide the workforce. Each “original” or "host" is allotted two clones. Watch what happens in the first trial of a host accused of killing his clone. A short story mystery!
Down the Doodlebug Hole
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,020. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Two teens, Marisela and Bobby, find themselves in an underground world with insects at war with giant worms. Along their journey, they confront huge centipedes, spiders and crickets. They also struggle with their own consciences and first love. It is a fantasy with many twists and turns (figuratively and literally) and surprises. The story is intended for pre-teens, but adults will enjoy it too!
Small Events: A Collection of Haibun
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,710. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
Awarded Best Haibun book by the Haiku Society of America in 2008, this expanded second edition offers sixty haibun. A haibun links brief, imagistic and poetic prose with one or more haiku. Traced to Basho’s 17th century travel writings, these English-language haibun involve concrete stories (small events) where the everyday becomes remarkable. Come join the author in reliving these epiphanies.
The Anonym
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 56,590. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
In 2223, Earth’s main problems are overcrowding and rampant identity theft. The cure for the first is resettlement and for the second DNA-driven bio-computers. The main axiom: Doubt Everyone, Question Everything. Robert Hinder, as Arbiter of Identity, leads an expedition to the planetoid Logos. Anti-tech terrorists and biologically contaminated animals turn the mission deadly.
Haiku Notebook Second Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,450. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Nature, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
In addition to the humorous poems on the Internet, haiku have literary roots in ancient Japan. Award-winning haiku poet W. F. Owen presents a primer for the serious-minded poet in this second edition of Haiku Notebook. The book is written in haibun style (prose combined with haiku), so readers can see the origins, themes and contexts of the poems. There are over 260 poems presented.

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