Nashviille, TN (PressExposure) October 09, 2007 -- Storyteller Billy Bryan Brown, his wife and their seven children have gathered in Nashville, Tennessee to share true stories about their unusual experiences while living in the Alaskan wilderness for more than 20 years. They will speak at several venues in October and introduce their new book One Wave at a Time (ISBN 978-1-60145-300-6).
One Wave at a Time gives an account of the Brown familyâs adventure that ninety-nine percent of us could ever dream of, let alone live and survive. The journey begins with the loss of Billyâs parents and sister in a tragic accident, followed by the destruction of the privileged life he had known. At age sixteen Billy began wandering the countryside from Canada to Mexico, where he worked odd jobs trying to find something to fill the emptiness churning in his soul.
When he met Amora Larene (Ami), it was love at first sight. Soon, he and Ami were married and together they took off for the wilds of the Alaskan bush country with little more than their blind enthusiasm and love for one another. Page after page, Brown pours out one harrowing story after another about their seemingly fool-hearted quest. From fishing boats on the roughest Pacific seas to the remotest spot of land in North America, day after day the Browns tackle seemingly insurmountable odds. Whether it was finding wood, food, water, or medical care, wherever there was a will, there was a way, one wave at a time.
As mankind has done since his arrival on this planet, the Brownâs learned how to adapt to their environment and survive on the most basic of needs. They become hunter-gatherers in order to overcome one obstacle at a time, discover valuable life lessons, and ascertain that lifeâs simplest treasures are the ones that make life worth living.
Brown weaves his tale with straight-forward, simple, honest conversation that leaves audiences spell bound. After a recent speaking engagement at Unity Church, the congregation wanted more from the Brown family, so they stayed another four hours and shared stories about standing face to face with a twelve-foot tall grizzly bear and a raging bull moose that nearly pushed the entire family over a cliff.
The Browns look forward to doing book promotions across the country, but they will eventually return to the Alaskan frontier, the land they love and miss. While in Nashville, the Brown family will be presenting their story at the following places this month:
Wed 10/10 4 to 7 PM TN State Fairgrounds "Boomer" festival
Thurs 10/11 9 to 11 AM Donelson Senior Center
Tues 10/16 5 to 7 PM Donelson Senior Center
The Brown family came to Nashville in search of a publisher for Billyâs children's books. He was referred by a mutual acquaintance to Dennis Nelson to see if he thought there was a market for the homemade books. Nelson had been involved in marketing for the music business and had done broadcasting for years, but he didnât venture into the publishing business until he met Billy and his family. Upon meeting with them, Dennis told Billy he would assist him in publishing and marketing his kidsâ books only after he wrote and published their wilderness story. Dennis moved the family into a rental house in Donelson after their motor home, in which they had been living, quit running. Billy began writing One Wave at a Time in April 2007. Dennis published the book through VIP Partners this summer.
Billy and Amiâs seven children range in age from 4 to 24 years. Many of them were born in the Alaskan wilderness and sea they called home for more than 20 years (photo attached).
To schedule this family to speak to your organization, please phone Dennis Nelson at 884-5066, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. The familyâs Web site is: http://www.alaskanwildernessfamily.com.