Owen King

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Owen King is the author of the novel Double Feature, We’re All in This Together: A Novella and Stories, and the co-editor of Who Can Save Us Now? Brand-New Superheroes and Their Amazing (Short) Stories.

Photograph © Danielle Lurie

Books by this Author

Intro to Alien Invasion
Double Feature
Who Can Save Us Now?

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'Intro to Alien Invasion' by Owen King and Mark Jude Poirier

Authors Owen King and Mark Jude Poirier and illustrator Nancy Ahn discuss their wickedly funny graphic novel, 'Intro to Alien Invasion' about an alien invasion on a college campus.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Don't be too embarrassing.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. This is like asking a parent to choose their favorite child. I just can't. My personal history is strewn with massive errors in judgment. They're all precious to me.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I try as hard as I can to understand why people do what they do. I don't believe I exactly deserve a medal for that or anything, though.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. It be cool to be eagle for a little while, do some soaring. But not for an indefinite period. Maybe I can just be a shape changer? I could try out being a lion, too.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. "Jolene" - Dolly Parton, "Don't Forget Me" - Harry Nilsson, "Glad and Sorry" - The Faces, "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" - Richard Thompson, "The Beast in Me" - Nick Lowe,

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