Brian D. Ratty is a retired media executive, publisher and graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography. He and his wife, Tess, live on the north Oregon Coast, where he writes and photographs that rugged and majestic region. Over the past thirty five years, he has traveled the vast wilderness of the Pacific Coast in search of images and stories that reflect the spirit and splendor of those spectacular lands. Brian is an award-winning historical fiction author of four novels and the owner of Sunset Lake Publishing. He is currently writing his fifth novel, which he hopes to release 2016.
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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.
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.