Roy Owenby

A Caricature of Southern Appalachian Life

In this book of short stories, published by Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, author Roy Owenby is taking you down the highways and byways of the Appalachian Mountains. With insight stemming from a man who has traveled thousands of miles throughout the South, collecting stories and committing them to paper, you will enjoy the people he meets.  The stories are often funny, sometimes touching, occasionally poignant, never disappointing and always appealing.  Within “Blue Ridge Mountain Heritage,” you will enjoy over sixty original stories that portray the soul of Appalachia, written from one who was born and raised an Appalachian.   ISBN # 978-0-9913803-4-3


Blue Ridge Mountain Heritage

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An Appalachian Trail Mystery

The novel, a work of fiction based on true similar events, successfully blends mystery, friendship and love through a mixture of desperate events that culminate in an exciting finish.  It is a must read for joggers, hikers and trail buffs who can and should learn to protect themselves in the outdoors.   ISBN:  978-09853728-7-3

The Owl Knows

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Five Little Orphans and How They Grew

By Roy Owenby

Orphaned at four months, five lovable young raccoons experience many dangers and struggles while mourning their mother’s death, fighting hunger, predators and disease. This book provides a realistic view of animals in the wild and weaves fact and fiction into an intriguing blend of adventure and romance. It is written for readers, ages 13 to 99.

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All Who Served Are Heroes

By Roy Owenby


All Who Served Are Heroes

This book is about and for enlisted men and women who have also served their country with pride and honor.  It’s for those parents, siblings and friends who watched their loved ones leave the comforts of home and family to join one of the military services.  This book is for everyday American heroes.


All Who Served Are Heroes

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In the Shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains

By Roy Owenby              ISBN 978-0-9987359-4-8

Stories to soothe the soul...Woven throughout their historical journeys are beautiful stories of honesty, love, friendship and family.  A story collection that is a sequel to Roy’s second book, “Blue Ridge Mountain Stories.”

In the Shadow  of the Great Smoky Mountains

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In the Shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains

By Roy Owenby

The Wilderness of Ren is one of the most original fantasy adventures

you will ever read.  It bears no resemblance to current popular genre.  In this first novel of the Ren trilogy, two teenagers fight for their lives as they attempt to traverse a wilderness replete with exotic animals and lurking dangers. You are invited to travel with Yani and Estra as they embark on the journey of their lives.  Their adventures are sure to absorb and fascinate you as they persevere courageously against the challenges of the Wilderness of Ren. ISBN 978-1-7338640-3-9


133.  The Wilderness of Ren

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Traveling Where Adventure Never Ends

By Roy Owenby


Not since William Least Heat-Moon’s “Blue Highways”has a travel documentary been so dear to America’s heart.  The writer travels the country on two long journeys thirty-seven year’s apart. After a stint in the Navy, he hitchhiked from San Diago to the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle. Years later, on the trail of memories, our writer begins his month-long journey in Denver, Colorado, and traveled 5600 miles by car in a figure-eight trip through twelve Western states and three Canadian Provinces. Maintaining journals on both trips, Roy provides amazing detail about the heart and soul of America.  ISBN#978-0-9971647-3-2

In Awe of America

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An exciting adventure throughout, with the reader never knowing if the group will accomplish their mission!     ISBN 978-1-7351316-2-7

The Wilderness of Ren is one of the most original fantasy adventures you will ever read.  It bears no resemblance to current popular genre.  In this second novel of the Ren trilogy, two teenagers, Yani and Estra, along with their friends, the lobine, the teryx and eleven humans they have met along the way, sail a catamaran several hundred miles across the inland sea.  Their mission is to return the Ofran’s spirit woman to her home island. Along the way, they are beset by giant storms, dangerous animals and carnivorous sea creatures.  On one island, they learn the entire population of humans hav have been kidnapped and enslaved by a group of semi-intelligent animal/humans.  With the help of a large group of lobine, they storm the windiga stronghold and rescue the Zena people.  

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