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About Me

My name is Ruth Owen. I graduated from BYU with a degree in English that was almost a degree in English teaching (missing only the student teaching). I have worked professionally as a copy editor and technical writer and have been freelancing as an editor for the past 13 years for a wide variety of clients. I also write fiction. So far my only publishing credit is a science fiction narrative poem, called, “The Suicide of Brunhilda Macklebee,” in issue #66 of Leading Edge magazine (January 2015).

I wrote a lot of fiction in college and even took a few classes, but once I graduated, I was so busy with work and life that I did almost no writing for many years. Three years ago, the idea for The World in the Window took hold of me and wouldn’t let go, so I made time for writing in my life again and remembered how much joy it had brought me. I ended up reading parts of it to a very enthusiastic 4th grade class, which gave me the motivation to finish it so they could read it, despite my busy life.

Now I have revised The World in the Window multiple times and am working with my wonderful writing group to revise it one last time before querying it, and I am about 2/3 of the way through writing the sequel. After that, I plan to write a YA mystery in space.

When I am not writing or editing, I am raising my four sons along with my husband, Jonathon (of Arrant Pedantry), working in my garden, teaching or playing piano, singing, or reading. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have two cats, and I love the mountains.