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 also appeared on dozens of television and nationally syndicated radio shows over the course of two decades.
Although the professional task of book publishing occupies most of his time, 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 articles, new book chapters, and staying active on social media, he also manages various websites, does marketing work, special sales fulfillment, administrative tasks, various projects with outsourced collaborators, and produces one of the largest festivals. Wearing his publisher’s hat, he accomplishes his stated goal of only releasing the kinds of books he would value owning himself, which incorporate thought-provoking and critical content, and with a wide appeal to readers. His book publishing business, CCC Publishing, is distributed by Independent Publishers Group.
Among other things, 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, which began airing in April 2016. He also appeared on History Channel’s 'America Unearthed' in January 2015, and the Travel Channel’s 'National Park Mysteries' aired in the Fall 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, to name a few. Brad enjoys speaking on travel to sacred places, a variety 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). For all the fanfare, Brad Olsen is down to earth and enjoys spending his free time with his friends and family.