CM Owens' death announced: Fans mourn the passing of romance author

Olivia Olphin July 27, 2021
CM Owens' death announced: Fans mourn the passing of romance author


The death of romance author CM Owens was announced by her friend SM Shade on Facebook late last night. Owens’ sudden death shocked her fans and many have taken to social media to share their respects. We remember her incredible life and writing career.

Who was CM Owens and what did she write?

CM Owens was a romance author, also known under alternative pen names ST Abby and Kristy Cunning. Her full name is Christie Owens.

She was known for writing: “Romance with a little chaos”. Her literary work crosses genres, whether this is young adult, vampire romance or paranormal romance.

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Owens is best known for the Paranormal Romance trilogy, Deadly Beauties and The Sterling Shore series. She has an impressive back catalogue of over 20 novels.

Before working as a writer, Christie worked in a plumbing distribution warehouse. Her dad Mike was hugely supportive of her writing career, alongside her sisters Tonya and Danielle.

CM Owens’ death announced

Fellow author SM Shade announced on their Facebook account that CM Owens had passed away on Saturday 24 July in a “tragic incident”. They wrote:

“To say I’m heartbroken and she will be missed just doesn’t suffice. CM is a large part of the reason I have the writing career I have today. She’s the reason I found my place in comedy and in this book world.”

SM Shade went on to describe Owens as “kind and daring and funny” as well as “incredibly talented and a wonderful friend”.

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While nothing has been confirmed there are reports that Owens died due to injuries she sustained in a car crash.

A memorial page has been set up where you can share your respects for Owens, and share your favourite thing about reading her novels.

Fans mourn their favourite author

CM Owens touched many people with her work and many fans have taken to social media to share their love for the author.

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We send our condolences to the friends and family of CM Owens at this time.

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Olivia Olphin is an English Literature graduate and a film and literature fanatic. She has many years of reviewing experience, recently working as accredited press for the London Film Festival. She has also written widely about culture and sex education, as well as LGBTQ+ and women's issues.