Katherine Cowley Author PhotoMy name is Katherine Cowley. I write short stories, essays, and novels. I live in Arizona; I've also lived in Utah, Washington, Connecticut, Virginia, Brazil, and Finland. 

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 story "The Clockwork Seer" will be released in a steampunk anthology in June by Xchyler Publishing. My short publications have won awards in the Mormon Lit Blitz, Four Centuries of Mormon Stories, the Meeting of the Myths contest, the BYU Studies Personal Essay contest, and the Tempe Community Writing Contest.


Case Study #237

A short story about kissing. Science Fiction + Comedy.

Daughter of a Boto

This short story, which incorporates Amazonian myths about river dolphins, received third place in the Meeting of the Myths contest.

Blog Post

My all-time most popular blog post, a guide to using dialogue in fiction.

My First Book

I wrote my very first book when I was 5. It's a retelling of the Icarus myth, with an awesome turtle as the protagonist.