The Lonesome Thread
Reflections of Solitude, Boredom, & Creativity

Publishing Late 2020


All About The Lonesome Thread

Perspectives on harnessing solitude

The Lonesome Thread is a non-fiction book that speaks to people who desire to be more connected with themselves, particularly in times of loneliness and solitude. This is a great book for anyone looking to breathe some life into their social-distancing routines and use their time more creatively.


Get Your Copy

I am offering some exclusive benefits for people who pre-order my book now. In addition to receiving a personally signed copy of my book when I publish, you will get:

  • A Personal, handwritten thank you note for pre-ordering my book

  • Your name printed in a Special, Acknowledgements section of my book (“with Special Thanks to”)

  • Behind-the-scenes access to portions of the manuscript

  • Opportunities to be involved in selecting the book's cover design


Frequently Asked Questions

Why a book about solitude?

In our modern society we are more connected than ever before. Despite the amazing gifts of modern technology, there is growing concern that it is changing human behaviors in ways that stifle creative freedom and critically limit the amount of time spent ideating in the present moment. I believe there is a better way to live one’s inner life, and to use it as a wellspring for happiness and personal endeavor. This book is about creating space and filling it with meaning rather than distraction.

What inspired you to write it?

Wandering in the woods. In the Marine Corps, I spent a considerable amount of time navigating alone with a map and compass. In that time, you must make make decisions on your own with no validation or support from others. Finding confidence in the face of uncertainty and learning to lead myself has made me a better leader of others. Navigating life is no different and the time we spend alone has the power to enhance the way we interact with those around us.

Where can I get a copy?

Currently The Lonesome Thread is available for pre-order here. It will be available in paperback and ebook formats Winter 2020.

Who is the publisher?

My publisher is New Degree Press. For more information about New Degree Press, please visit their website here.


About the Author

Bryan Crosson grew up in Frederick, Maryland and was commissioned as a Marine Corps officer after graduating from The Citadel in 2010. He served as a military advisor in Sangin District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom. After the military, Bryan completed his MBA at Georgetown University and currently works as a cybersecurity professional in the National Capital Region. 

Bryan lives for creative pursuit and adventure, and in his spare time can be found on a motorcycle, jumping out of an airplane, diving the ocean’s depths, or behind a camera lens.

For more information you can connect with Bryan via emailLinkedIn, or on Instagram.

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