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This Much Is True (Truth In Lies, book 1)

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Both on the verge of fame. A ballerina who lies. A baseball player who believes her. Well, the truth changes everything.  This Much Is True by Katherine Owen   More


The Truth About Air & Water (Truth In Lies, book 2)

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The follow-on story to the bestseller This Much Is True is The Truth About Air & Water…


You only think you know how this love story goes, but do you really know how an epic love can end?



 They share an epic love but one moment changes everything. A life together that seemed certain is shattered. One learns you never love the same way twice; the other learns what it means to come home.


“There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald



Author’s note: The Truth About Air & Water is part of the Truth In Lies series but can be read as standalone. This Much Is True is the first book in the series and can also be read as a standalone.

Tell Me Something True (Truth In Lies, Book 3)

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Just how far from the truth can you go?

The star ballerina finally marries the major league baseball player and the truth about Linc and Tally—his being her air and she being his water—becomes clear after the couple finally realize that their love is all that matters.

But that was the first day. The day they said, “I do.” The day the demons seemed to leave them alone, at least, for a little while. Nevertheless, there were other days, when all the lies of the past and their ways of coping with their fears caught up to them.

And, this is that story.


Author’s note: Tell Me Something True is part of the Truth In Lies series. It CANNOT BE READ as a standalone.

This Much Is True is the first book in the series and should be read first…

Truth In Lies Series Order

This Much Is True, Book 1

The Truth About Air & Water, Book 2

Tell Me Something True, Book 3 (New Release!!) 

When I See You (A Love Story)

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She believes that love can never last, promises are usually broken, and true happiness is extremely elusive in the long run. 

He believes most risks are worth taking, the promises he makes can be kept, and love doesn’t factor in his relationships any longer. 

They’re both wrong. 


When I See You by Katherine Owen




Seeing Julia (A Love Story)

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“Here’s what I know: Death abducts the dying, but grief steals from those left behind.”

A weak moment.

One kiss.

And everything.


Tragedy. Heartbreak. A decade of loss defines her, but an illicit connection to a stranger saves her, yet leaves her questioning her past, her life, and herself, most of all. 


Seeing Julia by Katherine Owen



Not To Us (A Love Story)

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Ellie’s perfect world unravels.

A best friend’s betrayal ends her marriage.

An alarming diagnosis threatens her life.


It all leads to Michael…

But, fate soon tests their perfect union.

And, begs the question: If you get a second chance, do you take a different path? 


Not To Us by Katherine Owen





Updates & News


This is where Katherine Owen talks about the work-in-progress, which she fondly calls the WIP, but without going into much detail because she’s mostly unsure as to where it is taking her next. Here’s the good news: Katherine released Tell Me Something True, Book 3 in the Truth In Lies series in late October of 2015. She is working on Savings Valentines (the official WIP now) for release in mid- 2016. Promises. Promises. You know how that goes. More

What to read...

If you are new to Katherine Owen’s novels, start with This Much Is True in her Truth In Lies series or read When I See You (a fan favorite) or Seeing Julia (Zola Award Winner and her debut novel). Please note that under the Books tab you will find This Much Is True, Part 1  (about 200 pages worth of the story) available for free at various retailers via the links provided. More

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This is a work-in-progress page as more questions come up… If you have a question not answered here, please leave it in the comments OR send me an message to katherine(at)katherineowen(dot)net.  Thank you! xoxo KO


How many books are in the Truth In Lies Series?

There are three full-length books: This Much Is True, The Truth About Air & Water, and Tell Me Something True.

Will there be any more books about Linc and Tally in this series? Please say, Yes!

There have been a lot of requests for more of these two. I left the ending in the TMST open enough so that IF I get inspired I will have room to write more about these two characters. But for now? The trilogy is finished.

What makes you write such dark, emotional love stories?

I have always been an empathetic person and I think this comes through in my writing. Love is complicated and so are relationships. Plus, the wisdom I have gained in life as well as the experiences either with myself or people I know is what I draw from for my story lines. I am a romantic at heart, but I see the reality of life too, and I try to combine those in the stories I write. My writing is not light trope romance, but my following seems to get that about me and my work.

What are you writing next?

2016: Saving Valentines

Other Works-in-progress No Release Dates Yet

Another Untitled WIP

Lettie (tentative title) WIP

How did you learn to write? Did you take writing courses?

I’ve been in love with words since the first grade. I won a poetry contest when I was fourteen, and I majored in editorial journalism-communication with a minor in English in college.

I ended up not liking journalism all that much, so I went on to have a stellar career in high tech sales and embarked upon a career writing full-time in mid-2009 when I was laid off from my last high-tech sales job. For the first few years, I took multiple writing courses with The Writers Studio to get my writing up to speed. (I highly recommend their courses. Their teaching staff is fantastic, and the peer reviews from other writers are invaluable.)

Do you think you would ever write a book with another author?

I think I am too disorganized to ever collaborate with another author. My process is far too wieldy… Additionally, I am a control freak so I don’t really see collaboration working on any level.

Speaking of process…How do you write? What is your process?

You would think in writing my seventh novel that I would have this down, but it appears every book is different. I do start out with a general idea of where the story will go, but then the characters take over and take me where they want to go. I do have timelines (in Excel) and I have done outlines for some of my books, but I would classify myself as an organic writer with a desire for structure. Do with that answer what you will.

What should we know about your writing style?

I write pretty dark stuff. I will make you cry. My story lines will twist you up and tear you apart and you will wonder if there will ever be a happy ending. I love dialog. I love impossible situations. My heroes tend to be great and my heroines tend to be fucked up.

And, I like that word–the f-word. Get used to it or don’t read my stuff.

Also, I am not a fast writer. My plots are twisty and it takes time to think them through. You’ll get one book a year from me if things are going great. I wish I wrote faster, but then again I would be a completely different person if I did that.

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