Smithsonian Explains 10 Surprising Facts from Octopus!

In honor of the publication of Octopus! The Most Mysterious Creature In the Sea today, Smithsonian.com brings us 10 surprising science facts about the octopus. From their introduction: Octopuses, those whip-smart but bizarre cephalopods, seem to embody everything creepy and mysterious about the sea–the thought of their soft squishy bodies lurking in the oceans’ dark reaches has inspired …

Octopus! On NBC

I was delighted to hear that NBCNews.com science editor Nidhi Subbaraman is as excited about octopuses as I am! She and I chatted cephalopods a couple days ago, and she's posted a fabulous Q&A on NBCNews.com in advance of Octopus! The Most Mysterious Creature In the Sea's official release tomorrow! As she notes in her intro: Katherine Harmon Courage's first book "OCTOPUS!" is crammed …

Happy Friday: Octopus! Early Copies Are In!

Exciting afternoon in the Harmon Courage household... I got to hold (and taste) a real copy of my very first book! And it's delicious. Thanks to Current/Penguin for the amazing cover! Enjoy... (Oh, and you can get your copy delivered to your doorstep on October 31st by pre-ordering now!)

Sneak peek of Octopus! tonight at Longmont’s Pecha-Kucha

This evening, I'm giving a special sneak peek of my book! I'll be showing photographs and talking about my adventures writing Octopus! The Most Mysterious Creature In the Sea at Longmont, Colorado's PechaKucha Night at the Firehouse Art Center, 7pm. PechaKucha is a global event, started in Japan 10 years ago. During the event, presenters show 20 images …

Booklist calls Octopus! “entertaining and eyeopening”

Booklist gave Octopus! a great early review! It will be in their October 15 issue--out tomorrow! "Octopuses have been around for 300 million years, surfacing in ancient mythology and various cuisines and currently living the world over in an array of several hundred species that are, to our mammalian eyes, strange, even alien. Courage, an associate editor of Scientific …