I'm a mom, wife, printmaker, professor, and National Geographic Explorer. I study civic engagement and marine debris, training communities to collect data using scientific methods to share results with local policymakers. It is inspiring and depressing all at once. 

I write about big, complex problems: dependence on technology (in this or another century), political corruption, destruction of the planet, and climate change.

If you're interested in the marine debris work, the best place to see updates is on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/katowens2012/

I'm on twitter but I secretly hate it. https://twitter.com/KO_InsectWrtr
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I'm curating a Book List for the End of the World-- not to be trite or to take this epidemic lightly, but instead to think about how creative minds grapple with big scary problems like global pandemi...
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Stories by Katharine Owens
THIRST (COMPLETE) by KathaOwens
THIRST (COMPLETE)
Power. Love. Acceptance. Hope. Everyone's thirsting for something. Eighteen-year-old twins Nile and Lena hav...
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Codes, Schemes, and other Puzzling Things  √ Complete by KathaOwens
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[WINNER-- Blind Raven Awards ] Sixteen year old Anneliese Arondeus has a head for codes, one eye, and nothi...
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Werks, Queens, and Other Dangerous Things √ Complete by KathaOwens
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One queen. One apprentice. Giant metal clockwerk insects. It's 1897 and clockwerks of destruction threaten t...
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