The Brandon Roy Story

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“Reading Dan Raley writing about Brandon Roy is like watching Dwyane Wade throw a floor-length pass to LeBron James. This is more than a book, it is a breathtaking connection between two greats, an unforgettable assist that results in a rim-rattling finish. Raley is a great storyteller. Roy is an even better story. Read it and leap.”
Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times sports columnist and panelist on ESPN’s Around the Horn

“Raley has for many years given readers an insight into sports personalities’ lives. Brandon Roy’s story is a tale of faith and perseverance. His rise and fall and rise again are the stuff of champions.”
Kevin Calabro, ESPN and Pac-12 Network, and former Sonics TV and radio play-by-play announcer

“It’s a must-read not just for basketball fans or Brandon Roy fans, but for anyone who wants a candid look behind the curtain at the rise, fall and shocking resurrection of an NBA All-Star.”
John Canzano, Portland Oregonian

Pitchers of Beer: The Story of the Seattle Rainiers

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ElliotT Bay Book Company or  or eDMONDS BOOKSHOP or Barnes and noble

“Raley brings these characters back to life with deft storytelling and very readable text. The result is a rich team history that will rekindle long-forgotten memories for old Rainiers enthusiasts.”
James Bailey, Baseball America

In baseballese, Raley not only jacked his story of the Seattle Rainiers out of the park, it’s a four-run, tape-measure, walk-off shot. Rarely does a book fuse history, humor and storytelling as well as this one.”
Steve Rudman,

“This book is entertaining, informative and well-researched. It’s a minor-league Ball Four.”
Dwight Perry, Seattle Times

Tideflats to Tomorrow: The History of Seattle’s SoDo

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ElliotT Bay Book Company or or Fairgreens publishing

“Dan Raley, one of Seattle’s preeminent journalists, has captured the heart and soul of Seattle’s south downtown neighborhood.”
Bart Waldman, Seattle Mariners vice president

“It’s the subject of a handsome photo-essay that Dan Raley, a former Seattle Post-Intelligencer writer, has put together.”
Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times

“There’s no better person to write about SoDo than Dan Raley, a native Seattleite who spent nearly 30 years at the P-I. His coffee-table book Tideflats to Tomorrow: The History of Seattle’s SoDo is packed with little-known history, fascinating anecdotes and rare photos.”
Michael Mahoney, Seattle Weekly