Born in Manhattan, Owen has worked loading garbage, digging graves, unloading boxcars, and diving below the waters of Long Island Sound to look for lost anchors. He bought his first Aqua Lung in 1962, and free-dives, kayaks, rows and sails with great pleasure.
He mastered six languages sufficient to travel for five years around the world, studying in Mexico, Sweden, Austria, Kenya, India and Japan, learning to respect wildly different cultures, and then taught international students at the Quaker college that took him on this journey. After a stint as a theater manager and set designer in Berkley, California, he migrated to the hard-scrabble mountains of West Virginia, where he cut and loaded millions of pounds of pulpwood by hand and developed a deep appreciation for the grit, strong sense of community, and survival skills of the mountain folk.
His more recent pursuits have taken him from designing museum exhibits about everything from salt water marshes. the D-Day invasion of the 29th Regiment, to dinosaurs, and commercial exhibits which included full-size brachiosaurs and huge, fanciful castles. For 18 years, he has designed and written successful grant proposals totaling nearly quarter of a billion dollars for anti-poverty programs to help reverse inequity and poverty in the US.
We are in tough times; true stories, he believes, can inform and power our struggles. No one should be poor, undereducated or without a champion in this nation. While the first rule of life will always be Do Unto Others…, and the second rule, At Least Do No Harm, the third rule, he believes, should be Don’t Take Any Shit.
Throughout all of these adventures, his passion has been reading good books and telling stories. He has written literary, sci-fi, adventure novels and poetry for thirty years and has never forgotten the power of the tale. He offers Three Buck Books because he believes that everyone should have easy access to a great read. He now writes full-time and lives in Virginia with his wife, Annie, who has brought wild love and sweet sympathy to bear over many years.
His books are available through Amazon, Smashwords, AppleStore, Diesel, Barnes and Noble and others. Visit his website at www.OwenSchultz.com for links to his books, free stories, and other great stuff. Visit him on Facebook, Twitter, and blogs at Mindspring.com You can also contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Where to find Owen Schultz online
The second adventure in the Josh Slocum series, Torpedo pits the Slocum's Salvage crew against tactical weaponry, assassins, devious governments, and a ticking clock set to destroy the Chesapeake Bay…all because they salvaged a sunken freighter with a hellish device aboard. For those who liked Hooked, Josh, Anita, Mope, and Samuel are back. Mayhem, heroism and adventure await!
Why We're Here
A poem in 800 lines of free verse, in six parts, regarding a father’s last days.
Days of Equal Night
Stephen Demens, an innocent with a poet’s soul, confronts blistering isolation and memories, trekking futuristic deserts full of knotted snakes, radiant mountains, sun-seared visions…until he challenges walking tanks and devilish weaponry at Yumama Field, devises a striking victory with heroic outcome, and saves a tragic, romantic love. From the Innocent Series, including Leaving Prudence Hall
A racing, modern pirate adventure, propelled by greed and leavened by romance, moving at high speed in exotic boats over the Chesapeake Bay, supported by compelling characters both menacing and heroic – Hooked confronts Josh and Anita Slocum with the challenges of an alluring treasure map, confounding mystery, unusually heavy risk and heady reward. One of the Josh Slocum Series of adventures
Leaving Prudence Hall
A tragic love story about young Stephen Demens, an innocent with a poetic soul who falls for his psychiatrist at Prudence Hall. Under her care, his quirky personality and romantic spirit re-emerge. With a brilliant mind but culturally inept, he struggles to establish a mental landscape that will allow him to make sense of a trenchant world. Part of the Innocence series
A sci-venture set 1000 years in a future after the Orbit Wars: a tale of Robert’s journey in a hazardous Manhattan. To right a horrific wrong, he is compelled to trek the harsh city he’d spurned. It’s a story of high danger, bizarre characters, acid conflict, told in an evolved polyglot tongue. At the end, he finds wisdom and love at bewildering cost. Part of the Lost Innocence series.
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