Zibby Owens is an author, podcaster, publisher, CEO, and mother of four.
Zibby is also a passionate philanthropist and volunteer leader for health and education organizations. She serves on the boards of the Child Mind Institute, Mount Sinai Health System, Mount Sinai Parenting Center, and The Center for Fiction, and she is an advisory board member of The New York Public Library. Through her leadership on the Board of the Child Mind Institute, she has been instrumental in advancing the Child Mind Institute’s mission to transform the lives of children struggling with mental health and learning disorders.
Zibby is the founder of Zibby Owens Media, a privately held media company designed to help busy people live their best lives by connecting to books and each other. The three divisions include Zibby Books, a publishing house for fiction and memoir, Zcast, a podcast network powered by Acast that includes Zibby’s award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books, and Moms Don’t Have Time To, a new content and community site including Zibby’s Virtual Book Club, events, and the former Moms Don’t Have Time to Write.
She is a regular columnist for Good Morning America and a frequent guest on morning news shows recommending books.
Editor of two anthologies (Moms Don’t Have Time to Have Kids and Moms Don’t Have Time To: A Quarantine Anthology), a children’s book (Princess Charming), a memoir (Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature) and a novel coming out in 2024, Zibby loves to write. She regularly pens personal essays, starting with her first one in Seventeen magazine in 1992.
Zibby lives in New York with her husband, Kyle Owens of Morning Moon Productions, and her four children.