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Lauren Jackson

Lauren Jackson - Marketer

New York, NY, United States

Book Publicist | Digital Marketing | Social Media Specialist | Nerd Extraordinaire

Overview

I'm an avid book reader and nerd who has spent the past seven years working in publicity and marketing at several Big 5 houses as well as a few indies, to round things out. My passions and specialties include content creation (both editorial and social media), author platform audit/assessment, event planning, pitching media for review/interview/op-ed coverage, organizing targeted blog tours, and editing/proofreading.

I've worked extensively on award-winning fiction and non-fiction, including Anger Is an Energy by John Lydon (frontman and founder of the Sex Pistols and Public Image LTD); Twelve Recipes by Cal Peternell (James Beard Award winner); The Oxford Companion to Cheese; the Steeplejack series by AJ Hartley (a Thriller Award winner); and Skullsworn by Brian Staveley. I love working on quirky non-fiction and anything touched by geek and pop culture.

If you work with me, I can help you create a well-rounded plan to find all audiences for your book, whether they're devoted Instagrammers, geeky Redditors, or regular readers of your local newspaper.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Music Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Fantasy Romance Science Fiction Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Senior Publicist

Tor/Forge/Tor Teen
February, 2017 – Present (9 months)

Publicist

HarperCollins
February, 2014 – February, 2016 (about 2 years)

Develops and executes comprehensive publicity campaigns for 10-12 titles per season, ranging from genre and literary fiction to serious nonfiction and lifestyle books.

Authors include: John Lydon (founding member of the Sex Pistols and Public Image LTD), Dan Hampton (NYT bestselling author of VIPER PILOT), Ben Mezrich (NYT bestselling author of THE ACCIDENTAL BILLIONAIRES), Black Francis (of the Pixies), Cal Peternell (of Chez Panisse), Cecelia Ahern (bestelling author of PS I LOVE YOU)

Portfolio (14 selected works)

The Oxford Companion to Cheese (Oxford Companions)

Winner of the 2017 James Beard Award for Reference & ScholarshipThe discovery of cheese is a narrative at least 8,000 years old, dating back to the Neolithic era. Yet, after all of these thousands of years we are still finding new ways to combine the same four basic ingredients - milk, bacteria, salt, and enzymes - into new and exciting products with vastly different shapes, sizes, and colors,... read more

Winner of the 2017 James Beard Award for Reference & ScholarshipThe discovery of cheese is a narrative at least 8,000 years old, dating back to the Neolithic era. Yet, after all of these thousands of years we are still finding new ways to combine the same four basic ingredients - milk, bacteria, salt, and enzymes - into new and exciting products with vastly different shapes, sizes, and colors,... read more

Anger Is an Energy: My Life Uncensored

John Lydon

From the legendary frontman of the Sex Pistols, comes the complete, unvarnished story of his life in his own words.John Lydon is an icon—one of the most recognizable and influential cultural figures of the last forty years. As Johnny Rotten, he was the lead singer of the Sex Pistols-the world’s most notorious band. The Pistols shot to fame in the mid-1970s with songs such as “Anarchy in the UK... read more

From the legendary frontman of the Sex Pistols, comes the complete, unvarnished story of his life in his own words.John Lydon is an icon—one of the most recognizable and influential cultural figures of the last forty years. As Johnny Rotten, he was the lead singer of the Sex Pistols-the world’s most notorious band. The Pistols shot to fame in the mid-1970s with songs such as “Anarchy in the UK... read more

Twelve Recipes

Cal Peternell

Winner of the 2015 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Cookbook AwardForewords by Alice Waters and Michael PollanIn this dazzling, full color cookbook and kitchen manual filled with lush photographs and beautiful drawings, the chef of Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse offers basic techniques and essential recipes that will transform anyone into a confident home cook.When his ol... read more

Winner of the 2015 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Cookbook AwardForewords by Alice Waters and Michael PollanIn this dazzling, full color cookbook and kitchen manual filled with lush photographs and beautiful drawings, the chef of Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse offers basic techniques and essential recipes that will transform anyone into a confident home cook.When his ol... read more

Skullsworn: A New Novel in the World of "The Emperor's Blades" (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne)

Brian Staveley

Brian Staveley’s new standalone returns to the critically acclaimed Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne universe, following a priestess-assassin for the God of Death.“Brilliant.” ―V. E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author From the award-winning epic fantasy world of The Emperor’s Blades…Pyrre Lakatur is not, to her mind, an assassin, not a murderer―she is a priestess. At least, she will be on... read more

Brian Staveley’s new standalone returns to the critically acclaimed Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne universe, following a priestess-assassin for the God of Death.“Brilliant.” ―V. E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author From the award-winning epic fantasy world of The Emperor’s Blades…Pyrre Lakatur is not, to her mind, an assassin, not a murderer―she is a priestess. At least, she will be on... read more

The Underground Is Massive: How Electronic Dance Music Conquered America

Michaelangelo Matos

Joining the ranks of Please Kill Me and Can’t Stop Won’t Stop comes this definitive chronicle of one of the hottest trends in popular culture—electronic dance music—from the noted authority covering the scene.It is the sound of the millennial generation, the music “defining youth culture of the 2010s” (Rolling Stone). Rooted in American techno/house and ’90s rave culture, electronic dance musi... read more

Joining the ranks of Please Kill Me and Can’t Stop Won’t Stop comes this definitive chronicle of one of the hottest trends in popular culture—electronic dance music—from the noted authority covering the scene.It is the sound of the millennial generation, the music “defining youth culture of the 2010s” (Rolling Stone). Rooted in American techno/house and ’90s rave culture, electronic dance musi... read more

Firebrand: Book 2 in the Steeplejack series

A. J. Hartley

New York Times bestselling author A. J. Hartley returns to his intriguing, 19th-century South African-inspired fantasy world in Firebrand, another adrenaline-pounding adventure.Once a steeplejack, Anglet Sutonga is used to scaling the heights of Bar-Selehm. Nowadays she assists politician Josiah Willinghouse behind the scenes of Parliament. The latest threat to the city-state: Government plans... read more

New York Times bestselling author A. J. Hartley returns to his intriguing, 19th-century South African-inspired fantasy world in Firebrand, another adrenaline-pounding adventure.Once a steeplejack, Anglet Sutonga is used to scaling the heights of Bar-Selehm. Nowadays she assists politician Josiah Willinghouse behind the scenes of Parliament. The latest threat to the city-state: Government plans... read more

Within the Sanctuary of Wings: A Memoir by Lady Trent (The Lady Trent Memoirs)

Marie Brennan

Within the Sanctuary of Wings is the conclusion to Marie Brennan's thrilling Lady Trent Memoirs After nearly five decades (and, indeed, the same number of volumes), one might think they were well-acquainted with the Lady Isabella Trent--dragon naturalist, scandalous explorer, and perhaps as infamous for her company and feats of daring as she is famous for her discoveries and additions to the s... read more

Within the Sanctuary of Wings is the conclusion to Marie Brennan's thrilling Lady Trent Memoirs After nearly five decades (and, indeed, the same number of volumes), one might think they were well-acquainted with the Lady Isabella Trent--dragon naturalist, scandalous explorer, and perhaps as infamous for her company and feats of daring as she is famous for her discoveries and additions to the s... read more

When I Cast Your Shadow: A Novel

Sarah Porter

“Engrossing. Filled with nightmarish dreamscapes and menacing villains, it also treads the tender terrain of family....Highly recommended!”―Kendare Blake, New York Times bestselling author of Three Dark Crowns“Darkly seductive. Sarah Porter’s writing glitters and her storytelling stuns in this twisted tale of siblings, love, and death.” ―Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of C... read more

“Engrossing. Filled with nightmarish dreamscapes and menacing villains, it also treads the tender terrain of family....Highly recommended!”―Kendare Blake, New York Times bestselling author of Three Dark Crowns“Darkly seductive. Sarah Porter’s writing glitters and her storytelling stuns in this twisted tale of siblings, love, and death.” ―Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of C... read more

Slayers & Vampires: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Buffy & Angel

Edward Gross, Mark A. Altman

From the bestselling authors of the critically acclaimed two-volume series The Fifty-Year Mission, comes Slayers & Vampires: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Buffy The Vampire Slayer & Angel.Two decades after its groundbreaking debut, millions of fans worldwide remain enthralled with the incredible exploits of Joss Whedon’s Buffy Summers, the slayer and feminist icon who ... read more

From the bestselling authors of the critically acclaimed two-volume series The Fifty-Year Mission, comes Slayers & Vampires: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Buffy The Vampire Slayer & Angel.Two decades after its groundbreaking debut, millions of fans worldwide remain enthralled with the incredible exploits of Joss Whedon’s Buffy Summers, the slayer and feminist icon who ... read more

The Uninvited: A Novel

Cat Winters

From the award-winning author of In the Shadow of Blackbirds comes a stunning new novel—a masterfully crafted story of love, loss, and second chances. Set during the fear and panic of the Great Influenza of 1918, The Uninvited is part gothic ghost-story, part psychological thriller, perfect for those who loved The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield or The Vanishing by Wendy Webb.Twenty-five ... read more

From the award-winning author of In the Shadow of Blackbirds comes a stunning new novel—a masterfully crafted story of love, loss, and second chances. Set during the fear and panic of the Great Influenza of 1918, The Uninvited is part gothic ghost-story, part psychological thriller, perfect for those who loved The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield or The Vanishing by Wendy Webb.Twenty-five ... read more

Bang Bang: My Life in Ink

Bang Bang

The celebrity tattoo artist takes fans on a tour through his life and art, combining captivating vignettes and stories with more than one hundred color photos.Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Rita Ora, Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, and many more of the hottest celebrities in the world have been seen on the red carpet, on concert stages, and in magazine spreads wearing stunning ink created by Keith “Bang... read more

The celebrity tattoo artist takes fans on a tour through his life and art, combining captivating vignettes and stories with more than one hundred color photos.Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Rita Ora, Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, and many more of the hottest celebrities in the world have been seen on the red carpet, on concert stages, and in magazine spreads wearing stunning ink created by Keith “Bang... read more

The Darkest Hour: A Novel

Tony Schumacher

A crackling, highly imaginative thriller debut in the vein of W.E.B. Griffin and Philip Kerr, set in German-occupied London at the close of World War II, in which a hardened British detective jeopardizes his own life to save an innocent soul and achieve the impossible—redemption.London, 1946. The Nazis have conquered the British, and now occupy Great Britain, using brutality and fear to contro... read more

A crackling, highly imaginative thriller debut in the vein of W.E.B. Griffin and Philip Kerr, set in German-occupied London at the close of World War II, in which a hardened British detective jeopardizes his own life to save an innocent soul and achieve the impossible—redemption.London, 1946. The Nazis have conquered the British, and now occupy Great Britain, using brutality and fear to contro... read more

American Wino: A Tale of Reds, Whites, and One Man's Blues

Dan Dunn

A professional booze writer whose life spins out of control tries to piece it back together by embarking upon an epic wine-fueled adventure that takes him to every corner of the U.S. Part vision quest, part guidebook, part journey into the bizarre tapestry of American life, it will make you laugh, make you cry and teach you a whole lot about wine.Former Playboy magazine nightlife columnist Dan... read more

A professional booze writer whose life spins out of control tries to piece it back together by embarking upon an epic wine-fueled adventure that takes him to every corner of the U.S. Part vision quest, part guidebook, part journey into the bizarre tapestry of American life, it will make you laugh, make you cry and teach you a whole lot about wine.Former Playboy magazine nightlife columnist Dan... read more

Stanley Kubrick and Me: Thirty Years at His Side

Emilio D'Alessandro, Filippo Ulivieri

This intimate portrait by his former personal assistant and confidante reveals the man behind the legendary filmmaker—for the first time. Stanley Kubrick, the director of a string of timeless movies from Lolita and Dr. Strangelove to A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jacket, and others, has always been depicted by the media as the Howard Hughes of filmmakers, a weird artist... read more

This intimate portrait by his former personal assistant and confidante reveals the man behind the legendary filmmaker—for the first time. Stanley Kubrick, the director of a string of timeless movies from Lolita and Dr. Strangelove to A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jacket, and others, has always been depicted by the media as the Howard Hughes of filmmakers, a weird artist... read more

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