Casual Labor: Story of a Lost World
by Dan Owens is a tale of growing up in the 60s and 70s in apple country.
Dan Owens Book Signing.
Join us for a book signing with Dan Owens, author of Casual Labor. Dan Owens grew up in South Wenatchee, his 97 year old mother still resides in the same home. While visiting her for Mother’s Day he is also going to be promoting his new book.
“Once upon a time in a desert where apples grow, a young man comes of age with the help of inebriates, the inebriated, a hippie girl, a dilettante, and a flathead V8 Ford pickup. This as-it-was romp through the backwaters of Washington State’s famous apple country is both timely and timeless. Though much of the people and places described have succumbed to corporate agriculture and its practices, this American story of the journey from the limitations of the working rural life to the possibilities of the world beyond is as evergreen as the Evergreen State.”
Dan Owens, author, came in today for a cup of coffee and a visit. Dan is back in his hometown of Wenatchee to visit is 97 year old Mom on Mother’s Day. While in town he will be joining us for a book signing on Friday May 19th from 5 pm. to 8 p.m.
Hope you come join us for some fun and food and great stories. I have a feeling this man has many more stories to tell!
Ye Olde Bookshoppe
11 Palouse St.
May 19, 2017
Friday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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Dan Owens Book Signing Facebook Event
Wenatchee-born Author visits 97 Year Old Mom on Mother’s Day.
Dan Owens, now living in Las Cruces, NM., will be in his hometown of Wenatchee for Mother’s Day with his 97 year old mother, Johanna Owens. She figures prominently in Mr. Owen’s autobiographical fable of growing into adulthood in 1970s’ South Wenatchee. The book called Casual Labor is a novella length book sold on Amazon.com both as a print-on-demand paperback and an ebook for all PCs and smart devices. Casual Labor has received positive reviews since its publication by Cardinal Content late last year, and is 4.5 Star rated by Amazon readers.
Dan is a 1973 graduate of Wenatchee High School. With the help of scholarships and grants he went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree from Evergreen State College and then studied film-making at the London Film School in London, England.
When Dan was at Wenatchee High School he trained in machining and metal trades. He eventually worked for Panavision in Hollywood for over 25 years as a Master Machinist, and his machine work was used on camera rigs in numerous Hollywood blockbusters and classics. He even appeared iun an episode of the Discovery Channel’s Monster Garage with Jesse James as a featured mechanic.
Dan recently retired from driving long haul trucks out of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and now works with the Las Cruces film industry to open its own full-scale sound stage.
Mr. Owens is planning a book signing while in Wenatchee, and he will be researching the Bethesda Center and its charismatic leader Reverend Titus for his next publication.
Hope you join us for Dan Owens Book Signing event!