Author Event with Justin Olson

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 2:00pm

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

Earth to Charlie by Justin OlsonMore about 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?

More about Justin OlsonAuthor Justin Olson

Justin Olson was a high school English and theatre 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.

Event Guidelines

This event is free and open to the public. Most of our events are held upstairs, but we do not have an elevator. Please contact us with any accessibility concerns. To join the signing line and have books signed by the author at this event, please consider purchasing your copy of Earth to Charlie from Country Bookshelf, either in-store, over the phone, or online. By purchasing your book from Country Bookshelf, you are not only supporting a locally owned, independent business, but you are also showing publishers that they should continue sending authors to Country Bookshelf. The author's previous titles will be available for purchase at the event as supplies last.

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Earth to Charlie Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534419520
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 16th, 2019

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Country Bookshelf
28 West Main Street
Bozeman, MT 59715