Author / Publisher / Producer
Brad Olsen's passion for writing goes far beyond his book publishing business or the online content he produces. His books have reached a wide audience across the country and around the world, and have won numerous awards. His work has been reviewed in top publications and he continues to lecture nationwide on various subjects. He has appeared on dozens of television and nationally syndicated radio shows over the course of two decades. Yet for all the fanfare, Brad Olsen likes to spend time with his friends and family, while attempting to be outdoors as much as possible.
Although the professional task of book publishing occupies most of his year, Brad Olsen is also the founder and event producer of the How Weird Street Faire in San Francisco, the city where he currently resides. Between writing online and print publication articles, new book chapters, and posting on social media, he also manages various websites, does marketing work, special sales fulfillment, administrative tasks, manages various projects with outsourced collaborators, and produces one of the largest festivals in The City. Wearing his publisher’s hat, he makes the stated goal of only releasing only the kinds of books he would value owning himself, which incorporates thought-provoking and critical content, and with a wide appeal to readers. His book publishing business CCC Publishing is distributed by Independent Publishers Group.
In a change of editorial direction, award-winning travel writer Brad Olsen announced the release of “The Esoteric Series” in 2013, with the release of two books in two years. Future Esoteric: The Unseen Realms was released to many favorable reviews in January, 2013 through CCC Publishing in paperback and all e-book formats, and has been re-released as a second edition in 2016. The second installment of the series, Modern Esoteric: Beyond Our Senses was released in March, 2014. A third book in the series entitled Beyond Esoteric: The Ultimate Journey is due out in 2018. The website devoted to the book series is: www.esotericseries.com
In 2015, CCC Publishing welcomes new author Leo Lyon Zagami, a bestselling author from Italy. CCC Publishing will release five of his books in the English language, beginning with the 2015 release of Pope Francis: The Last Pope? Money, Masons and Occultism in the Decline of the Catholic Church. In 2016 and beyond, CCC Publishing will publish the three books in his “Confessions of an Illuminati” series. The first in the series, Confessions of an Illuminati, Volume I was released in January, 2016 to much fanfare.
Brad Olsen’s critically acclaimed “Sacred Places: 108 Destinations” series added author Karen Tate in 2005 with her Sacred Places of Goddess title. The first book in the series Sacred Places: North America was released as a second edition in April, 2008 to rave reviews and a gold award for “Best Travel Book of the Year.” Sacred Places Around the World” was reissued as a second edition in February, 2004, and the final book in the series was Sacred Places Europe: 108 Destinations, released March, 2007. Both titles were nominated as “Travel Guide of the Year” by Foreword Magazine.
Brad is also the author/illustrator of the “Extreme Adventures” series of adrenaline-pumping guidebooks. Extreme Adventures Hawaii and Extreme Adventures Northern California were both released by Hunter Publishing in 1998. In July, 2005 he was interviewed for the television series on Outdoor Life Network’s extreme sports series called “The World’s Wildest Rides.”
Brad was interviewed on the hit History Channel series "Ancient Aliens" for two episodes in Season Six, which aired in December, 2013, and taped several more episodes for Season Nine, to begin airing in April, 2016. Brad has also appeared on History Channel’s "America Unearthed" in January, 2015, and the Travel Channel’s “National Park Mysteries” to be airedin the Fall of 2016. He was a guest on George Noory’s “Beyond Belief” which appeared on Gaia TV in December, 2015. His commentaries have appeared on Coast to Coast AM, National Public Radio, CNN, the X-Zone, Buzzsaw and the Travel Channel, among other outlets. Brad enjoys public speaking on travel to sacred places, the mystery of esoteric subjects, and extended global explorations. He has also photographed and written the script for over two dozen Tours 4 Mobile ebooks (uploadable travel guide podcasts).