Brian D'Ambrosio


Brian D'Ambrosio is a writer and marketing and media consultant in Missoula, Montana. D'Ambrosio's articles have been published in local, regional, and national publications, including Western Horseman, ESPN The Magazine, Wisconsin Trails, Bark Magazine, Montana Magazine, and Backpacker Magazine.

Brian D'Ambrosio lives and works in, as well as writes from, Missoula, Montana. In July 2013 alone, D'Ambrosio interviewed Iowa folk music legend Greg Brown, blues artist Mia Borders, former entertainment wrestler Ivan Koloff, boxing legend Earnie Shavers, boxer Doug DeWitt, Washington Capitals assistant coach Tim Hunter, and famed Montana leather artist Howard Knight.

D'Ambrosio's past stints have included work as an instructor, media consultant, newspaper editor, and marketing and communications coordinator.

His favorite journalistic topics or subjects: history, theatre, architecture, biography, boxing, NHL tough guys, photography, forgotten inventors, and obscure American poets and authors. He has worked in media relations on behalf of non-profits, theatre groups, digital publications, and start-up businesses.

Brian D'Ambrosio has written more than 10 books and is in the process of completing a biography of boxer "Indian" Marvin Camel and 'Warriors on Ice,' recalling the lives, times and careers of the greatest NHL tough guys. He contributes regularly to multiple publications on a vast variety of subjects.

Smashwords Interview

What are you currently working on?
'Warriors on the Ice,' a 200-plus page book about the lives, times, and careers of the toughest of NHL tough guys. It's sort of a 'Where are they now?' and 'Who's who' of former tough guys.
Describe your desk
Notebooks, a warm coffee mug, plenty of pens, even more magazines.
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Where to find Brian D'Ambrosio online

Where to buy in print


Warrior in the Ring: The life of Marvin Camel, Native American world champion boxer
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,490. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2016 by Riverbend Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Brian D’Ambrosio’s gripping biography captures the drama, danger, beauty, and ugliness of boxing, of Indian life on reservations, and especially, of the life of a stereotype-shattering man who inspired his people and boxing fans everywhere with his courage, achievements, and great warrior heart.
Free Ryan Ferguson: 101 Reasons Why Ryan Should Be Released
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,750. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Criminal
We want to avert our eyes in situations like Ryan Ferguson’s, but we can’t – and shouldn’t. Ryan was convicted in 2005 of the 2001 murder and robbery of sport’s editor Kent Heitholt. As of September 1, 2013, Missouri keeps Ryan imprisoned after the only witnesses against him have admitted perjury at a habeas hearing.
From Football to Fig Newtons: 76 American Inventors and The Inventions You Know By Heart
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,110. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
Who invented football, bluegrass music, Mr. Potato Head, the Kentucky Derby, Sesame Street and the telephone? If you said Walter Camp, Bill Monroe, George Lerner, William Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr, Joan Ganz Cooney, and Antonio Meucci, respectively, then, you are smarter than this book. The answers and stories, along with 70 others, can be found within. Forgotten American inventors get recognized!
Montana Summer: 101 Great Adventures in Big Sky Country
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 34,910. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Summers in Montana are the most spectacular few months one can have anywhere in the world. Whether planning your first trip to Montana or luckily enough to call it home, Montana Summer: 101 Great Adventures in Big Sky Country should cram your calendar with uniquely exciting experiences.

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