Nashville, TN (PressExposure) April 22, 2008 -- VIP Partners, an entertainment and publishing consulting company in Donelson, Tennessee, recently announced that Billy Bryan Brown, author of the autobiography One Wave At a Time has been signed by The Dunham Group, a management and representation agency, with offices in Nashville and L.A.
Brown, born into a family of privilege and wealth in North Richland Hills, Texas, was suddenly orphaned at the age of 16 when his entire family was killed in a private airplane crash over Travis Lake, Texas in 1969.
By the age of 17, he was alone and homeless, throwing him into a near maniacal-like state that lead to a decade-long odyssey of events that changed his life forever.
Several years later, Billy found himself stranded with a young wife and two toddler sons on an uninhabited and desolate island off the coast of Alaska for 18 months. There, in their near death struggles to simply survive, they learned what is truly important in life.
Once rescued from Mosman Island, the Browns stayed in Alaska, choosing to live in the very deepest bush of "the last frontier," as their family grew to seven children through the years.
One Wave At A Time is a 24-year chronicle of their adventures and the extreme dangers they faced as they sought to raise their children to understand the importance of proper choices based on good values and personal responsibility.
Amid the continual threats of bears, wolves, and moose, as well as the dangers they faced while living on a small boat on the unforgiving Alaskan seas, this spell-binding and captivating story vividly showcases the near limitless inner strength of the human soul when faced with adversity.
Billy has also penned a series of children's books, illustrated by the Alaska Wilderness Family children, as well as a book that covers the early years of his life, titled The Lost Years.
David Dunham, CEO of the Dunham Group who will be representing all literary rights of Billy Bryan Brown's current writings, said that One Wave At a Time evokes so many different emotions including intrigue, danger, love, suspense, poignancy and survival, and we are thrilled to be a part of an exciting project like this. The Brown's story is a fascinating amalgamation of "Swiss Family Robinson" meets "The Walton's" meets "Lost" and I know that readers of all ages will be intrigued and inspired by their story."
The Browns, who had been living temporarily in Nashville as they sought representation, are returning to the wilderness of Alaska this month to retrace their years in the bush over a two-month period, filming the journey for a future TV documentary.