Zibby Owens

Book-Fluencer, Podcaster, and Author
Zibby Owens
Zibby Owens is the creator and host of award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books, one of Oprah.com’s favorite book podcasts two years in a row. The CEO and founder of Moms Don’t Have Time To, Zibby has formed a media company that includes multiple podcasts, publications like Moms Don’t Have Time to Write, and other communities designed to help moms. She is the editor of award-winning anthology Moms Don’t Have Time To: A Quarantine Anthology, the upcoming anthology Moms Don’t Have Time to Have Kids, the upcoming children’s book Princess Charming, and the upcoming memoir The Book Messenger. She is a regular contributor to Good Morning America online and also writes for the Washington Post, Parents, Slate, and Medium, where she is a top writer. Zibby regularly recommends books on TV and has been featured on CBS This Morning and Good Morning America. Named “NYC’s Most Powerful Book-fluencer” by New York magazine’s Vulture, Zibby currently lives in New York with her husband and four children. She always has a book nearby.

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How to Write a Book that People Want to Read

How to Write a Book that People Want to Read

Monday, October 18th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

You have a zillion ideas for novels or memoirs or stories but you’re not sure what to do with them. How do you know which ideas to pursue?! How do you know how to actually sell a book? What’s the secret behind great writing and what makes someone (like you) a truly great writer? Hear from author interviewer and author herself Zibby Owens, host of award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books as she shares the insights she has learned after 800+ author conversations and countless books read.

You have a zillion ideas for novels or memoirs or stories but you’re not sure what to do with them. How do you know which ideas to pursue?! How do you know how to actually sell a book? What’s the secret behind great writing and what makes someone (like you) a truly great writer? Hear from author interviewer and author herself Zibby Owens, host of award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books as she shares the insights she has learned after 800+ author conversations and countless books read.

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Bio

Zibby Owens is the creator and host of the award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books. Zibby, named “NYC’s Most Powerful Book-fluencer” by New York Magazine’s Vulture, conducts warm, inquisitive conversations with authors, making her show a top literary podcast as selected by Oprah.com in 2019 and 2020. She also created the Moms Don’t Have Time to Lose Weight community and hosts the accompanying podcast. Zibby is the Editor-in-Chief of Moms Don’t Have Time to Write, a Medium.com publication.

Most recently, she released an anthology and audiobook: Moms Don’t Have Time To: A Quarantine Anthology (Skyhorse Publishing, 2/16/21).

Before the pandemic, Zibby ran a literary salon, hosted her own book fairs, and was a frequent bookstore event moderator. During the quarantine, Zibby hosted a daily Instagram Live author talk show, “Z-IGTV,” a weekly live show with her husband, “KZ Time,” launched an online magazine with original author-written essays called We Found Time, and started Zibby’s Virtual Book Club.

Zibby is a regular contributor to Good Morning America and has recommended books in the Washington Post, Real Simple, and other outlets. She has also contributed to Parents, Marie Claire, Redbook, the New York Times online, and many other publications. She has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, the BBC, and many local news outlets. She currently has a two-book deal for children’s books with Flamingo, an imprint of Penguin Random House, and another upcoming anthology with Skyhorse Publishing: Moms Don’t Have Time To Have Kids: A Second Anthology (11/1/21). Her memoir, The Book Messenger, is forthcoming from Little A.

Zibby serves on the boards of the Mount Sinai Health System, the Mount Sinai Parenting Center, the Child Mind Institute, and co-chairs the Library Council of the New York Public Library. A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School, Zibby currently lives in New York with her husband, Kyle Owens of Morning Moon Productions, and her four children ages 6 - 14.

She always has a book nearby.

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