David Owen

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David resents the fact that he was not raised by wolves and was therefore robbed of a good story to tell at parties. He turned to fiction to compensate for his unremarkable existence.

He achieved 1st class honours in BA Creative Writing and MA Writing for Children at The University of Winchester, where he went on to teach on the BA Creative Writing course for three years. He hopes that one day all of his students will surpass his own achievements.

David’s debut YA novel, Panther, will be published by Constable & Robinson on their Corsair imprint in May 2015. Panther is a funny, touching, and occasionally unsettling coming-of-age story, which deals candidly with the stigmas and misunderstandings surrounding depression.

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David Owen I'm fairly sure the answer to this is Watership Down, by Richard Adams. It has great characters, I love the rabbit mythology he builds throughout, the…moreI'm fairly sure the answer to this is Watership Down, by Richard Adams. It has great characters, I love the rabbit mythology he builds throughout, the story is genuinely exciting/frightening/empathetic, and I've never read anything that better encapsulated the British countryside.

It's also got one of my favourite moments in fiction - the showdown between Bigwig and General Woundwart. Goosebumps every time!(less)
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I'm still keeping tight-lipped about book three for now (publisher's orders!), but I'm pleased to report that it's progressing well. I've just spent the last month performing the first stage of major edits, and today it has gone back to my editor. In the past this has meant the next stage is line edits, but I suspect it might need a touch more work before that.

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message 7: by Carla

Carla Richards I checked out your blog. very funny :)


Douglas Wickard David, thank you for your friendship on Goodreads. Have a great Sunday evening!
Douglas


message 5: by K.E.

K.E. Saxon Thanks for the friendship, David!!


Pickles Thanks for the friend request!


message 3: by Tracy

Tracy Be sure to rate some books sometime. I'd like to see your stupid hindsight opinions.


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Kika MacFarlane YAY. Get us that chappy. Where's your link?


Collette Scott Hi David,

Thank you very much! It's nice to connect, and I hope you enjoy GR :)


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