An interview with Brian Rouff (BrianRouff.com), author of “Dice Angel”, “Money Shot” and his new book “The House Always Wins: A Las Vegas Ghost Story”, three best selling books which take place in Las Vegas.
Brian was born in Detroit, raised in Southern California and has lived in Las Vegas since 1981, which makes him a long-timer by local standards. A 1977 UCLA graduate with a degree in communication studies and a minor in journalism, Brian has spent his entire professional career in media and advertising. In 1987, he founded his own marketing firm, serving clients in such diverse fields as hospitality, computer consulting and sports information. In 2003, he merged his company with Imagine Marketing (now Imagine Communications), where he serves as managing partner.
Brian is also a professional public speaker, having facilitated hundreds of advertising and marketing workshops during his 35-year career. He has also become a regular contributor to www.living-las-vegas.com.
In 1999, Brian decided to fulfill a lifelong dream by becoming a novelist. His first book, “Dice Angel,” is a quirky mystery that gives readers a behind-the-scenes peek at the Las Vegas that exists beyond the Strip. “Dice Angel” is currently the top-rated Las Vegas book on Amazon.com, with a 4.8 average customer rating based on 127 reviews.
Brian’s second novel, “Money Shot,” is the story of an unhappy middle-aged man who wins a chance at redemption by attempting a million dollar shot during halftime of the NCAA basketball tournament.
Rouff also contributed a chapter to the Las Vegas serial novel “Restless City.”
On a personal note, Brian is married with two grown daughters and five grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, movies, music, sports, and the occasional trip to the casino buffet line.