The Further Adventures of a Lucky Dog: Owney, U.S. Rail Mail Mascot

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-09-15
  • Publisher: Great Plains Pr
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Imagines the life and adventures that Owney the railroad dog while on his travels around the United States on mail trains.

Author Biography

Dirk Wales grew up in Los Angles and attended Stanford University and UCLA where he studied playwriting and stage direction. By his own definition, he got "a world class education in drama, esthetics and creative thinking".During his career, Dirk has worked at a motion picture studio in Los Angeles as well as becoming the Studio Production Manager for KCOP Television, Channel 13 in Los Angeles. He then produced television commercials in New York and Chicago before opening his own film company, Rainbow Productions, in Chicago.He has served as the writer and director for this company for many years winning 121 International and National Film Festival Awards for animated films for children, documentarties, corporate image films as well as physician and patient educational films/videos.This creative output has included four books for young people, which have the luck and distinction of appealing to "children of all ages" or adults as they prefer to be called. The books are: A Lucky Dog, Owney; Penny House; Twice A Hero; -- Polish American Heroes of the American Revolutionary War; and Jack London's Dog, the story of the dog who was the inspiration for Buck in Jack London's book, Call of the Wild. His newest book, and his 5th cildren's book, The Further Adventures of A Lucky Dog: Owney, U.S. Rail Mail Mascot will be released in September 2009.Mr. Wales has three children. He lives in Chicago and Santa Fe, New Mexico where he is active as an artist.

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