Friends, family and fellow writers gather to celebrate Warren Dowling’s book signing

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Thursday, November 15, marked the completion of a labor of love for Warren Dowling. On that day, he celebrated the publication of his first book, From Wagons to Moon Walk, a memoir of his amazingly eventful life. The book’s title reflects the span of years from his early upbringing in Oklahoma, through World War II and life in the fast-paced decades that followed.

The photo illustrates the joy of a long journey that came to happy fruition. It can be clearly seen in that new-author glow on Warren’s face, along with the smile of pride on his teacher and editor, Danielle Steinfeld at right.

Warren, described by all who know him as a “natural storyteller,” began working on his memoir during a writing class at the Community Recreation Center. He’s been a student there for 20 years, starting soon after he moved to Denver in 1990.

At the book signing, dozens stood in line to purchase the book, chatted with Warren and his family, and enjoyed cake and “Depression sandwiches,” a reminder that in the 1930s, good old American ingenuity helped fill many an empty tummy when pricier provisions were out of financial reach.

Warren’s wife Wanda, his son Dave and daughter-in-law Gayle, and other family members helped celebrate, and Dave said a few words about his very special father. Despite all of life’s challenges, Dave said, Warren did his best to enrich the lives of his children, and always kept a goodhearted and unselfish attitude.

Congratulations to Warren on this achievement! To order From Wagons to Moon Walk, visit To order the book, visit or call 1-866-793-9365.

For more about writing classes at the Community Recreation Center, view a list of classes online or call the CRC at 303-425-9583.