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Katherine Owen

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International best selling author of the New Adult Novel, This Much Is True and the most recently released second novel in the Truth In Lies series of The Truth About Air & Water.

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Onward...
When asked to describe...

Dark. Edgy. Contemporary. Romantic.

Were we describing me? Or my fiction? Sorry. I drink too much...coffee, not enough water.

I swear too much for God and my mother, and I slip these into my fiction. Sorry.

I'm impatient, a perfectionist, a wordsmith, a dreamer, which ends up being good and bad. I'm always writing, just ask my family.

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Katherine Owen For me, re-reading what I've written helps. I get back into the characters and tend to discover their motivations. I have a manuscript like that…moreFor me, re-reading what I've written helps. I get back into the characters and tend to discover their motivations. I have a manuscript like that (started a few years ago) and those characters are beginning to visit me at odd moments. Hopefully, that will be enough to lead me back to them after I finish the current work-in-progress. Hope that helps, Rajeev!(less)
Katherine Owen First of all, I believe in writer's block because I've experienced this affliction. There are 'those' that say it does not exist. I just want to…moreFirst of all, I believe in writer's block because I've experienced this affliction. There are 'those' that say it does not exist. I just want to clarify; it does.

I do find reading good fiction always rejuvenates me even when my own writing seems all but impossible to get down on the proverbial page. And yet, there are times when you just have to 'write it out' and try to overcome whatever is blocking you in the first place which can most often be described as an affliction having to do with fear. Where questions like these silently race through your head: Am I good enough? Is this just pure dreck? Will anyone even want to read it? Some or all of those thoughts...that try to take you down. Sometimes, you must just buck up and overcome the fear of failure and just write... If you do that often enough, the work gets done.

~ko(less)
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“There are all kinds of ways for a relationship to be tested, even broken, some, irrevocably; it’s the endings we’re unprepared for.”
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“Here’s what I know: death abducts the dying, but grief steals from those left behind.”
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“I’ve told too many lies. I hold too many secrets. Who can I really trust? Who can trust me when I don’t even trust myself?”
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“You know what they say about air and water when it comes to fire, don’t you?” she asks.
Now, I’m curious. She hasn’t spoken for the last ten minutes of the drive. “What?”
“Too much air blows out the fire. Too much water destroys it.”
I nod trying to determine what she’s really comparing us to. “The idea would be to keep the flame going, right. For years?” She nods. “Like a relationship. Like a marriage.” She cringes at the word marriage. Noted. “So you need the air—to stay constant—to fan the flames of the fire, and you know, grasshopper,” I smile at her and catch sight of the corners of her mouth turning slightly upward in response to the endearment, “a hot enough fire will burn water, so you have to be careful with the water too.”
“That I do know,” she says softly. “So that’s the truth about air and water.” She sighs deep.
“Which is?”
“It’s hard to maintain the balance to keep the fire going. You have to fan the flames without putting it out with too much water. But too little water will burn the fire right up. Too much fire. Too much destruction. We’re out of control.”
“You’re talking in circles,” I say.
“No. That’s us,” she says with certainty.”
Katherine Owen, The Truth About Air & Water

“My smell stays with you? I ruined you…for what?”
“Your smell keeps me going all the time. I’m in a clutch game or at practice and it’s full count? Your cloves and vanilla scent calms me down. I spray it on the front of my uniform and rub my right hand across like this.” I demonstrate by rubbing my chest and she watches me in fascination like a starstruck teenager watches a rockstar play his bass. “I went to three different stores before I found the exact scent. Expensive. French perfume. Chamade by Guerlain.”
She nods looking fascinated or charmed by me at least for a few seconds. “I got it in Paris when I was there a few years ago. I love it.”
“I do too. So yes, you ruined me. For anyone else.”
She’s smiling but then it slowly disappears like a countdown does as it goes from ten to zero. “What are you doing to me, Elvis?” she asks, looking troubled.”
Katherine Owen, The Truth About Air & Water

“Here’s what I know: death abducts the dying, but grief steals from those left behind.”
Katherine Owen, Seeing Julia

“The psyche questionnaire asks me to list the things I dislike. Why don’t they just use the word, hate? Why is everyone so afraid to admit they hate something? I write Advil, and then add Athens, Afghanistan and the U.S. Army. “In conclusion, I hate a lot of things that begin with the letter A,” I write in the space provided.”
Katherine Owen, Seeing Julia

“Finally, I say, “long dark hair, blue-violet eyes, slender, tall, she had a Liz Taylor in Black Beauty thing going on.” Reluctance sets in. Do I really want to put this together for him? “Like you,” he says. Pandora’s Box opens. Chocolate anyone? An abundance of heartbreak. Rare happiness. Plenty of self-destruction. Take your pick. Julia’s got everything in here.”
Katherine Owen, Seeing Julia

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Iain Iain Read my first authored book free! It uses a Creative Commons 3.0 license.

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Can I have a review please?


Katherine Owen Amy wrote: "Hi Katherine, thanks so much for accepting my friend request. Hope you have a great day!"

I'm glad for the connection. I love to read books as much as I love to write them.

Best, Katherine


message 32: by Amy

Amy Armstrong Hi Katherine, thanks so much for accepting my friend request. Hope you have a great day!


Katherine Owen Bojana wrote: "Hi Katherine! Thanks so much for the friend request. I look forward to checking out/reading some of your books. They have amazing reviews!!! ;)"

Thank you so much for the kind note and for checking out my novels. Yes, my books have done well, for the most part. Thanks for considering my novels for your reading pleasure. I'm grateful for every reader I have! It appears with my fan base that if you read one and love it; you'll enjoy all three. As it stands, I am working on novel #4 which I hope to release by the end of the year. Best, Katherine


message 30: by RaddenB

RaddenB Hi Katherine! Thanks so much for the friend request. I look forward to checking out/reading some of your books. They have amazing reviews!!! ;)


Katherine Owen Lucy wrote: "Thanks for adding me, Katherine! :)"

It's always good to connect on GR ~ a favorite place of mine.


message 28: by Lucy

Lucy Thanks for adding me, Katherine! :)


Katherine Owen Elizabeth wrote: "Thanks for the add, Katherine!"

Thanks for the note and the connection. I love Goodreads! KO


Elizabeth Lawrence Thanks for the add, Katherine!


Katherine Owen Peg wrote: "A fellow Indie Chick! Thanks for reaching out on Goodreads, Katherine. Continued success to you!"

Hey Peg,
Thanks for the connection. Goodreads is one of my favorite places. xo KO


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Peg Brantley A fellow Indie Chick! Thanks for reaching out on Goodreads, Katherine. Continued success to you!


Katherine Owen Thank you for buying and reading my work! Love it! I hope you enjoy both novels. Thanks so much for the message.

Best,
Katherine Owen


Booklover Hi Katherine,Thanks so much for friend-vite:)

Bought 2 books:Not to us and Seeing Julia,very eager to read them:)


Katherine Owen Jill wrote: "Thanks for being my friend on Goodreads, katherine."

Great! Thanks for the connection back.


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Jill Thanks for being my friend on Goodreads, katherine.


Katherine Owen Christine wrote: "how long have you been writing books?"

I've been writing full-time for almost three years~a dream come true for me. I've written three novels, having just released "When I See You" in late December.


Christine Hatfield how long have you been writing books?


Katherine Owen Christine wrote: "thanks for being my friend"

Thanks for the connection here. Best, Katherine


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


Katherine Owen Becca wrote: "Hi Katherine :)"

Hi!

Thanks for the connection. It's great to see you here!


message 14: by Becca

Becca Hi Katherine :)


Katherine Owen Joyzi wrote: "thanks for the add"

It's great to "see" you here.

Best,
Katherine Owen


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Joyzi thanks for the add


Katherine Owen Sukma wrote: "Thanks for the friend request.
I've seen that you are an author. I wish I can read your books. Nice to be friend with you :)"


Thanks for the connection. I am an author. Please visit my website: http://www.katherineowen.net for more information about my work. Thank you so much!

Katherine Owen

Seeing Julia by Katherine Owen Not To Us by Katherine Owen


message 10: by Sukma

Sukma Mase Thanks for the friend request.
I've seen that you are an author. I wish I can read your books. Nice to be friend with you :)


Katherine Owen Natasha wrote: "Thank you for connecting with me on goodreads, I look forward to sharing some good books and some not so good books with you -♥- Sincerely Natasha @ Paranormal Goddess [Book Blog] http://paranorma..."

Thank you for the connection. I look forward to our book discussions. Best, KO


Natasha Thank you for connecting with me on goodreads, I look forward to sharing some good books and some not so good books with you -♥- Sincerely Natasha @ Paranormal Goddess [Book Blog] http://paranormal-goddess.blogspot.com


Trisha Hi Katherine, nice to be friends with you here! :)


Katherine Owen Patricia Kemp wrote: "Thanks for requesting to be friends. I actually have one of your books on my To Read List.

Patricia aka Mamaw"


Awesome news! Thank you for considering/reading my work!

Best,
Katherine Owen


Katherine Owen Dustin wrote: "Katherine, thanks for the friend request :)"

Sure. Nice to see you here. I connected via Twitter back to Goodreads. : )


Patricia Kemp Blackmon Thanks for requesting to be friends. I actually have one of your books on my To Read List.

Patricia aka Mamaw


message 3: by Katherine (last edited Jul 23, 2011 06:12PM)

Katherine Owen Katherine wrote: "Hi Katherine, Glad to read your profile and to be friends here. There's some in common and I just joined one of your groups. Katherine (too!)"

Great! I'll check it out. It's been a great day. I just got an awesome review for Seeing Julia today~so thrilled. Goodreads is a wonderful place to engage with readers and authors, alike. Glad to "see" you here.

Katherine Owen


Katherine L. Hi Katherine, Glad to read your profile and to be friends here. There's some in common and I just joined one of your groups. Katherine (too!)


Lindsay Paige Thanks for the request! :)


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