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Kathlene Carney

Kathlene Carney - Publicist

San Francisco, United States

Experienced book publicist offering digital and traditional media campaigns for nonfiction. 20+ years, top-tier placements, radio tours...

Overview

I provide publicity services for authors and experts who improve our world, with an emphasis on science, sustainable living, healthy families, and personal development.

I offer integrated campaigns that incorporate national, regional and local radio, TV, print and digital media, as well as social media management.

My authors have appeared in the most prestigious media outlets in the U.S, Canada and the U.K. I excel in Radio Media Tours, still among the most cost-effective PR tools for reaching a broad audience.

Sample campaign highlights:

WHY CALORIES COUNT From Science to Politics
By Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim
Published by University of California Press
Major placements included:
The Atlantic (ran three excerpts)
Daybreak USA
Discover
Health Magazine
Healthy Living for Women
Lifescript
Huffington Post (coverage by three columnists)
More Magazine
New York Times (coverage in three sections)
Radio Health Journal
Time Magazine
Self Magazine
SiriusXM
Supermarket Guru
U.S. News & World Report (ran two articles)
USA Today (ran two articles)
Wall Street Journal
Web MD
Weight Watchers Magazine
Yahoo! News

CANDID CREATURES How Camera Traps Reveal the Mysteries of Nature
By Roland Kays
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press
Major placements included:
BBC Wildlife Magazine
Discover Magazine
Popular Science
Science Friday, NPR
The Guardian
The New York Times
The Washington Post

OVERDEVELOPMENT, OVERPOPULATION, OVERSHOOT
By Tom Butler, William Ryerson, et al
Published by Goff Books
Major placements included:
Buzzfeed
Fast Company
Mashable
Mic
Reuters US News
The Daily Beast
The Guardian
The Huffington Post
The New York Times
The Washington Post
Yahoo! News

ADVENTURES AMONG ANTS A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions
By Mark W. Moffett
Published by University of California Press
Major placements included:
CBS Sunday Morning, CBS Television
The Colbert Report, Comedy Central
Fresh Air, National Public Radio
New York Times
Washington Post
Chicago Tribune
Los Angeles Times
Tribune Media Services

Services
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences Health & wellbeing Nature New Age Photography Psychology Self-help & Self-improvement Social & Behavioral Sciences

Work experience

Owner

Self-employed
September, 1990 – Present (over 27 years)

I provide publicity services for authors and experts who improve our world, with an emphasis on science, sustainable living, healthy families, and personal development.

Portfolio (14 selected works)

Candid Creatures: How Camera Traps Reveal the Mysteries of Nature

Roland Kays

In Candid Creatures, the first major book to reveal the secret lives of animals through motion-sensitive game cameras, biologist Roland Kays has assembled over 600 remarkable photographs. Drawing from archives of millions of color and night-vision photographs collected by hundreds of researchers, Kays has selected images that show the unique perspectives of wildlife from throughout the world. ... read more

In Candid Creatures, the first major book to reveal the secret lives of animals through motion-sensitive game cameras, biologist Roland Kays has assembled over 600 remarkable photographs. Drawing from archives of millions of color and night-vision photographs collected by hundreds of researchers, Kays has selected images that show the unique perspectives of wildlife from throughout the world. ... read more

Adventures among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions

Mark W. Moffett

Intrepid international explorer, biologist, and photographer Mark W. Moffett, “the Indiana Jones of entomology,” takes us around the globe on a strange and colorful journey in search of the hidden world of ants. In tales from Nigeria, Indonesia, the Amazon, Australia, California, and elsewhere, Moffett recounts his entomological exploits and provides fascinating details on how ants live and ho... read more

Intrepid international explorer, biologist, and photographer Mark W. Moffett, “the Indiana Jones of entomology,” takes us around the globe on a strange and colorful journey in search of the hidden world of ants. In tales from Nigeria, Indonesia, the Amazon, Australia, California, and elsewhere, Moffett recounts his entomological exploits and provides fascinating details on how ants live and ho... read more

Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot

Every problem facing humanity, from poverty to violent conflict over resources, is exacerbated by a ballooning human population – and so is every problem facing nature, including ecosystem loss, species extinctions, and climate chaos. But why is the demographic explosion and its effects ignored by policymakers and the media? Why do important people within the global environmental movement itse... read more

Every problem facing humanity, from poverty to violent conflict over resources, is exacerbated by a ballooning human population – and so is every problem facing nature, including ecosystem loss, species extinctions, and climate chaos. But why is the demographic explosion and its effects ignored by policymakers and the media? Why do important people within the global environmental movement itse... read more

Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics (California Studies in Food and Culture)

Marion Nestle, Malden Nesheim

Calories—too few or too many—are the source of health problems affecting billions of people in today’s globalized world. Although calories are essential to human health and survival, they cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted. They are also hard to understand. In Why Calories Count, Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim explain in clear and accessible language what calories are and how they work, both... read more

Calories—too few or too many—are the source of health problems affecting billions of people in today’s globalized world. Although calories are essential to human health and survival, they cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted. They are also hard to understand. In Why Calories Count, Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim explain in clear and accessible language what calories are and how they work, both... read more

Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

Alan Weisman

A powerful investigation into the chances for humanity's future from the author of the bestseller The World Without Us.In his bestselling book The World Without Us, Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could heal and even refill empty niches if relieved of humanity's constant pressures. Behind that groundbreaking thought experiment was his hope that we would be inspired to find a way to add h... read more

A powerful investigation into the chances for humanity's future from the author of the bestseller The World Without Us.In his bestselling book The World Without Us, Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could heal and even refill empty niches if relieved of humanity's constant pressures. Behind that groundbreaking thought experiment was his hope that we would be inspired to find a way to add h... read more

The Annihilation of Nature: Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals

Gerardo Ceballos, Anne H. Ehrlich, Paul R. Ehrlich

Gerardo Ceballos, Anne H. Ehrlich, and Paul R. Ehrlich serve as witnesses in this trial of human neglect, where the charge is the massive and escalating assault on living things. Nature is being annihilated, not only because of the human population explosion, but also as a result of massive commercial endeavors and public apathy. Despite the well-intentioned work of conservation organizations ... read more

Gerardo Ceballos, Anne H. Ehrlich, and Paul R. Ehrlich serve as witnesses in this trial of human neglect, where the charge is the massive and escalating assault on living things. Nature is being annihilated, not only because of the human population explosion, but also as a result of massive commercial endeavors and public apathy. Despite the well-intentioned work of conservation organizations ... read more

Tree: A Life Story

David Suzuki, Wayne Grady

“Only God can make a tree,” wrote Joyce Kilmer in one of the most celebrated of poems. In Tree: A Life Story, authors David Suzuki and Wayne Grady extend that celebration in a “biography” of this extraordinary — and extraordinarily important — organism. A story that spans a millennium and includes a cast of millions but focuses on a single tree, a Douglas fir, Tree describes in poetic detail t... read more

“Only God can make a tree,” wrote Joyce Kilmer in one of the most celebrated of poems. In Tree: A Life Story, authors David Suzuki and Wayne Grady extend that celebration in a “biography” of this extraordinary — and extraordinarily important — organism. A story that spans a millennium and includes a cast of millions but focuses on a single tree, a Douglas fir, Tree describes in poetic detail t... read more

The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature

David Suzuki

In this extensively revised and enlarged edition of his best-selling book, David Suzuki reflects on the increasingly radical changes in nature and science — from global warming to the science behind mother/baby interactions — and examines what they mean for humankind’s place in the world. The book begins by presenting the concept of people as creatures of the Earth who depend on its gifts of a... read more

In this extensively revised and enlarged edition of his best-selling book, David Suzuki reflects on the increasingly radical changes in nature and science — from global warming to the science behind mother/baby interactions — and examines what they mean for humankind’s place in the world. The book begins by presenting the concept of people as creatures of the Earth who depend on its gifts of a... read more

The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose, and Capitalism

Joel Solomon

Ride the $40 trillion wave of “clean money” changing the face of investment, business, and the world for good.By 2050, $40 trillion will change hands in North America alone. From Boomers to Millennials, the largest intergenerational wealth transfer in history is underway and the ramifications will remake the world.The dirty money of “business as usual” is on the brink, wedged between catastrop... read more

Ride the $40 trillion wave of “clean money” changing the face of investment, business, and the world for good.By 2050, $40 trillion will change hands in North America alone. From Boomers to Millennials, the largest intergenerational wealth transfer in history is underway and the ramifications will remake the world.The dirty money of “business as usual” is on the brink, wedged between catastrop... read more

Your Life, Your Way: A Practical Guide to Getting Your S**t Together

Paula Meir

Even if we know where we d like to be in life, and what we d like to be doing, getting there can still be a challenge. Often we lack the emotional tools or even the bravery to make the right decisions for us. So how do we find our way out of this malaise? This book explains why your brain gets so filled up with stuff , and provides clear strategies to de-clutter your thinking. Paula Meir share... read more

Even if we know where we d like to be in life, and what we d like to be doing, getting there can still be a challenge. Often we lack the emotional tools or even the bravery to make the right decisions for us. So how do we find our way out of this malaise? This book explains why your brain gets so filled up with stuff , and provides clear strategies to de-clutter your thinking. Paula Meir share... read more

TreeGirl: Intimate Encounters with Wild Nature

Julianne Skai Arbor

We enjoy being lost―or perhaps found―in wildness and the grandness of nature. TreeGirl brings us there. In TreeGirl: Intimate Encounters with Wild Nature, Julianne Skai Arbor, a.k.a. TreeGirl―photographer, certified arborist, conservation educator and forest ecotherapist―invites us into intimate contact with fifty magnificent tree species from her adventures in thirteen countries on four conti... read more

We enjoy being lost―or perhaps found―in wildness and the grandness of nature. TreeGirl brings us there. In TreeGirl: Intimate Encounters with Wild Nature, Julianne Skai Arbor, a.k.a. TreeGirl―photographer, certified arborist, conservation educator and forest ecotherapist―invites us into intimate contact with fifty magnificent tree species from her adventures in thirteen countries on four conti... read more

The Vegetarian's Guide to Eating Meat: A Young Woman's Search for Ethical Food

Marissa Landrigan

Growing up in a household of food-loving Italian-Americans, Marissa Landrigan was always a black sheep—she barely knew how to boil water for pasta. But at college, she thought she’d found her purpose. Buoyed by animal rights activism and a feminist urge to avoid the kitchen, she transformed into a hardcore vegan activist, complete with shaved head.But Landrigan still hadn’t found her place in ... read more

Growing up in a household of food-loving Italian-Americans, Marissa Landrigan was always a black sheep—she barely knew how to boil water for pasta. But at college, she thought she’d found her purpose. Buoyed by animal rights activism and a feminist urge to avoid the kitchen, she transformed into a hardcore vegan activist, complete with shaved head.But Landrigan still hadn’t found her place in ... read more

Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon

Paul David Blanc

When a new technology makes people ill, how high does the body count have to be before protectives steps are taken? This disturbing book tells a dark story of hazardous manufacturing, poisonous materials, environmental abuses, political machinations, and economics trumping safety concerns. It explores the century-long history of “fake silk,” or cellulose viscose, used to produce such products ... read more

When a new technology makes people ill, how high does the body count have to be before protectives steps are taken? This disturbing book tells a dark story of hazardous manufacturing, poisonous materials, environmental abuses, political machinations, and economics trumping safety concerns. It explores the century-long history of “fake silk,” or cellulose viscose, used to produce such products ... read more

All-Electric America: A Climate Solution and the Hopeful Future

S. David Freeman, Leah Y Parks

The modern day Edisons have done their job. We need not wait any longer. We are poised to wake up to a world running completely on renewable energy. Waiting any longer is like saying we shouldn't have used the personal computer in 1985 until the smartphone was invented. In "All-Electric America" authors S. David Freeman, former utility CEO, and Leah Y Parks, a journalist in the electricity ind... read more

The modern day Edisons have done their job. We need not wait any longer. We are poised to wake up to a world running completely on renewable energy. Waiting any longer is like saying we shouldn't have used the personal computer in 1985 until the smartphone was invented. In "All-Electric America" authors S. David Freeman, former utility CEO, and Leah Y Parks, a journalist in the electricity ind... read more

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