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Author Talk: Justin Olson “Earth to Charlie”
April 28 @ 2:00pm
Author Talk with Justin Olson for “Earth to Charlie” at the Country Bookshelf on April 28th @2pm
Country Bookshelf’s own Teen Advisory Corps is excited to welcome local author Justin Olson for a talk about his first novel, Earth to Charlie.
A high school outcast spends his life hoping to be abducted by aliens in this funny, quirky novel about finding your footing in a world that sometimes feels like Mars.
Convinced his mother has been abducted by aliens, Charlie Dickens spends his nights with an eye out for UFOs, hoping to join her. After all, she said the aliens would come back for him. Charlie will admit that he doesn’t have many reasons to stick around; he doesn’t get along well with his father, he’s constantly bullied at school and at work, and the only friend he has is his 600-pound neighbor Geoffrey, and Geoffrey’s three-legged dog, Tickles.
Then Charlie meets popular, easy-going Seth, who shows him what real friendship is all about. For once, he finds himself looking around at the life he’s built, rather than looking up. But sooner than he expected, Charlie has to make a decision: should he stay or should he go?
Justin Olson was a high school English and theater teacher from Montana who has since moved to Los Angeles where he now works as an independent film and TV producer. He has published non-fiction writing in national magazines and regional newspapers, as well as poetry internationally. Earth to Charlie is his first novel.