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CHARLOTTE ABBOTT

CONTENT DEVELOPMENT particularly for non-fiction authors and journalists on subjects of memoir, business, current affairs, women’s studies, adoption, lesbian and gay studies, African American studies, mind/body/spirit, nature and the environment, and photography.

Charlotte Abbott is a publishing journalist and digital content strategist who has developed a large and loyal online community of authors, publishers, booksellers, librarians, book bloggers, and e-reading innovators, via weekly discussions on Twitter (#followreader). In her 20 years in the book industry, she has been a reporter and editor for Publishers Weekly, a publishing commentator on National Public Radio, a book critic supervising more than 1000 reviews a year, and an acquiring book editor at HarperCollins and Avon Books. Most recently, she has been advising authors and retailers on how to maximize their online visibility through strategic content development, including social media, blogs and traditional media. She is a board member of the Women’s Media Group and has served as a judge of several noted literary awards.

Twitter: @charabbott

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TAMMY RICHARDS-LESURE

PUBLICITY and MEDIA with special focus on POLITICS & CURRENT EVENTS, HEALTH/MEDICAL/SCIENCE, AGING, RELIGION, AFRICAN AMERICAN, MYSTERY & THRILLERS, PARENTING, SPORTS, HUMOR, FOOD, BUSINESS, and TRAVEL. ONGOING PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN.

Tammy Richards-LeSure draws on 22 years of experience in the publishing industry to provide premier publicity services.

Tammy’s career has been devoted to the development and execution of top-tier media and promotional campaigns, beginning with her work as Senior Publicist at Random House, Inc. in Los Angeles, where she handled high-profile projects for the Random House, Times, Villard, Crown, Clarkson Potter, Harmony, Alfred A. Knopf, Pantheon and Vintage Books imprints. She has continued to manage successful projects as President of her own agency. Along the way, she has implemented strategy and publicity for many bestsellers, and she takes great pride in her work with the industry’s leading publishing houses, literary agents, and authors.

Tammy has had the privilege of working on the following bestsellers: Midnight in the Garden of Good and EvilBreaking the Surface, The Hot ZoneIndelibleA Long Way From HomeSkipping Towards GomorrahThe Sweet Potato Queens’ Field Guide to Men, Selling with IntegrityTransformed by the Light, A Year in ProvenceToujours ProvenceHotel PastisWe Were Soldiers Onceand YoungStrip Tease, Stormy WeatherMakes Me Wanna Holler, How to Get Filthy Stinking RichChange Your Brain, Change Your Life, Healing ADDJoy at WorkThe Catcher was a Spy, and many moreAt one point, she had six bestsellers on The New York Times Best Sellers list at once.