Interview with Brian D. Ratty

What do you like to write?
I write what I like to read, historical fiction rich with bold characters and powerful storylines. I shy away from gratuitous violence and descriptive sex; instead my stories portray adventure with vivid descriptions and believable plots. My goal is to whisk the reader away to another frame of mind… the results being a suspenseful and brisk read. Readers Wanted!
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I'm a regional author and local events have worked well. Also I use postcards to promote and introduce new titles.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Destination Astoria is an enthralling story steeped in history, moves across the unforgiving heartland like a prairie storm. It is the tale of adventurous men who helped blaze the Oregon Trail.
If you enjoyed the classic novel ‘The Last of the Mohicans,’ you will love Destination Astoria.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Retirement!
What are you working on next?
A murder mystery set in Astoria Oregon in 1870.
Published 2014-09-22.
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Books by This Author

Destination Astoria - Odyssey to the Pacfic
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 160,880. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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Destination Astoria is a story steeped in history that moves across the unforgiving heartland like a prairie storm. It portrays a lost breed of adventurous frontiersman who helped blaze the Oregon Trail.