Katherine Cowley Author PhotoMy name is Katherine Cowley. I am the author of the novelette "The Clockwork Seer," which is part of the steampunk anthology Steel and Bone.

I've been telling stories since I was five years old, when I retold the Icarus myth in the form of a picture book, The Turtle That Got Too Close To The Sun. My short publications have won awards in the Mormon Lit Blitz, Four Centuries of Mormon Stories, the Meeting of the Myths contest, Segullah, the BYU Studies Personal Essay contest, and the Tempe Community Writing Contest.


The Clockwork Seer

"The Clockwork Seer" (in Steel and Bone): On an island of oddities, a young clairvoyant struggles for normalcy, but deadly automatons have other plans.

Yongrui and the Tree of Life

This short story, which incorporates Chinese and Edenic mythology, won first place in the Segullah fiction contest.

New Story: Misunderstood

My most recent publication is a flash fiction story, "Misunderstood," at 365 Tomorrows. It is less than 500 words, yet over 4000 years pass during the story.

Blog Post

One of my most popular blog posts, on using story beats (action, dialogue, and emotion beats) in fiction writing.