Writing Samples

Magazine Samples

American Survival Guide: “Donner Party” ASG_1412_DONNER (1)

American Survival Guide: “Victor Heiser” ASG01150001

American Survival Guide: “Louis Zamperini–47 Days on the Open Ocean” ASG02150001

American Survival Guide: “The Lykovs–Lessons from a True Independent Spirit” TheLykovFamily 

American Survival Guide: “Pilot Down–Captain O’Grady’s Six Days in Bosnia” ASG05150001

American Survival Guide: “Escape From Berlin: Interview with Hanz-Peter Spitzner and Peggy Spitzner” ASG06150001

American Survival Guide: “We Went Through Hell–The Story of the 15th SAAF Squadron” WeWentThrough Hell 

American Survival Guide: “From Flagship to Infamy–The Doomed Voyage of the USS Indianapolis; including an interview with Indy survivor Edgar Harrell” ASG08150001

American Survival Guide: “Deadly Gas: The Bhopal Tragedy” ASG12150001

Survivor’s Edge: “White Terror: The Anatomy of an Avalanche” Winter 2017

Survivor’s Edge: “Frozen Hell” The story of Helen Klaben and Ralph Flores. Winter 2017

Survivor’s Edge: “Lansa Flight 508: A 17-year-old Girl’s 11-Day Solo Struggle for Survival” Spring 2018 SESP18

Other articles and stories:   “Avalanches: Silent Killers” March 2015, American Survival Guide;   “The Big Burn: The Story of Ed Pulaski” Sept./October 2015, American Survival Guide; “Lessons from the New York City blackouts, 1965 and 1977” November 2015, American Survival Guide; “Tips from the Homeless: How to survive on the Streets” (an interview with several homeless men living in the Denver area) November 2015, American Survival Guide 


Book Reviews

Dollbaby, by Laura Lane McNeal

Back Channel, by Stephen L. Carter

The Shotgun Arcana, R.S. Belcher

Sweet Caress, by William Boyd

Flight of the Sparrow, by Amy Belding Brown

Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy, by Diana Preston

The Assassin, by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott

Beneath Still Waters, by Cynthia A. Graham

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

Lady Jane Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano

You can read more of Bryan’s reviews at the Historical Novel Society.