"Anyone can be cool, but awesome takes practice."

— Lorraine Peterson
I'm not shy about it; you could call me a public relations superstar. Whether it's creating a special rapport with my clients, securing radio and TV interviews to boost their books and expertise, organizing top-notch book tours, or scheduling pivotal events, I know how to go above and beyond for clients to get them the exposure they deserve. Using my charming personality and strong work ethic, I'm able to craft clients' messages in a special way that hooks the media and capitalizes on current trends.

I'm proud of creating a buzz for clients in national magazines like Time, Self, Fitness, Redbook or The Oprah Magazine and getting live featured interviews for them on FOX News, CNBC, and MSNBC — positioning them as experts on news-breaking or trending topics.
Of course, booking radio interviews on nationally syndicated shows like Thom Hartmann, Stephanie Miller, and Sirius XM is also a great accomplishment, as is getting book reviews published in Publisher's Weekly and Library Journal and securing feature articles and author expertise usage in USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and Investor's Business Daily.

I'm a Southern California native. And I'm very lucky to have called San Diego - America's Finest City -
my home since 2003.

After getting my degree from San Diego State University, I worked for nine years for Booth Media Group with the esteemed Peg Booth. During my time there, some clients and a handful of producers and journalists called me "pushy." I didn't care for that label, since that word has such a negative connotation, so the next time someone called me pushy, I corrected them by saying, "I'm not pushy. I'm pleasantly persistent!"
Effective follow-up and an approach of "pleasant persistence" have paid off;
my positive persistence opens doors for my clients.
When I approached a decade in the business, I decided to take a break to mark a few items off my bucket list. I spent two summers traveling cross-country with my husband in a rented minivan — and am fortunate enough to have visited 45 states and three Canadian provinces. Choosing to not have a set itinerary and instead opt for a "fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants" mentality was incredibly empowering. Traveling is the best way to rejuvenate a tired mind and I always return from my travels with a renewed vision to tackle my passions.

In October 2016, I decided to concentrate solely on my own work — doing PR for authors — and founded Pleasantly Persistent PR. As the owner/operator of a one-person shop, my clients deal with me exclusively and I can't wait to start my next campaign with you.
You can read more about me at this blog post too: My Life (So Far) as a Successful Book Publicist.
Feel free to contact me
Julia Brown
Book publicist
Phone: +1 619-888-7956
E-mail: Julia@pleasantlypersistentpr.com
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