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Updated: 03/23/2013 08:00:04AM

Trip to Englewood proves deadly for famed author

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Englewood resident and author James Oliver Curwood was a huge celebrity here. He built this castle in Owosso, Mich. The large turret room was his writing studio and the great room was used for entertaining.

In Englewood, Oliver Curwood’s home was not quite so grand — it was one of his brother’s modest rental cottages overlooking Lemon Bay.

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In 1927, the year he visited Lemon Bay, James Oliver Curwood was considered the best-read and best-known adventure writer in the world.

It was said he was one of the first people to make a $1 million in the writing profession — not bad for a boy who was expelled from school in 10th grade.

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