Brad Olsen has been a published
artist since he was 14 years old. Starting in 1979 as a political cartoonist
for his high school newspaper he continued his craft five years later at
Illinois State University’s college newspaper. His comic strip was renowned for
its witty satire and biting criticisms. A decade later he founded Consortium of
Collective Consciousness Publishing in San Francisco, the city where his office
is still located.
Brad Olsen is in production creating a television series highlighting the wonder and mystery of worldwide sacred places. It is currently being shopped around at major cable networks. His commentaries have appeared on National Public Radio, CNN, the X-Zone and the Travel Channel. Brad enjoys public speaking on journeys to sacred places and extended global explorations. He has also photographed and written the script for two dozen Visual Travel Tours (uploadable travel guide podcasts).
Zoroaster's Children brings together the best of Marius Kociejowski's travel writing. A companion volume to last year's critically acclaimed The Pebble Chance, these essays, conceived somewhere between "a waning moon and the nerves behind a flayed man's face," evince the deep absorption in a people and place which are the hallmark of great travel writers.
Marius Kociejowski is the award-winning author of four collections of poetry, two celebrated travel memoirs, and a collection of his best essays, The Pebble Chance. He lives and works as a bookseller in London, England.