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Leslie Garson

Leslie Garson - Publicist

Denver, CO, United States

I run a well-established public relations and literary agency firm with over 25 years experience, representing many high-profile authors.

Overview

My firm provides public relations services for authors and publishers, handling many NY Times Best Selling campaigns and literary agency services for authors. Specializing in many genres including True Crime, Self-Help, Psychology, Memoirs, Cookbooks, and Weddings, I have booked our clients on such prominent shows as "Today Show", "Good Morning America", "Dateline", among many others, as well as secure print, radio and online media exposure. We've also sold dozens of manuscripts to various publishing houses.
I would evaluate your project to determine if your book has media potential. If so, our next steps include obtaining necessary press materials (author bio, book cover, print galleys and/or e-galleys, etc.), creating a pitch letter, and contacting targeted media to either review your book or interview you for their outlet. Our services include coordinating all media interviews we secure and walking you through the interview process so you are fully prepared.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Entertainment Parenting & Families Psychology Self-help & Self-improvement Sex & Relationships True Crime Weddings

Work experience

President

Self-employed
January, 1993 – Present (over 24 years)

National print and electronic public relations campaigns for authors and publishers, and literary agency services.

Projects

When Your Partner Has an Addiction

Co-authored by Christopher Kennedy Lawford and psychotherapist Beverly Engel, When You Partner Has an Addiction debunks the idea that walking away from a partner who is an addict is the best approach for both parties. This book instead makes the claim that you and your love for the addict can be a key part in their journey to recovery. Lawford, nephew to President John F. Kennedy, has been in recovery for over 25 years and Engel is the author of over 21 self-help books.

Lorenzo Lamas: Renegade at Heart

Son of film star Fernando Lamas and Arlene Dahl, and stepson of film star and swimmer Esther Wiliams, Lorenzo Lamas had a difficult and tumultuous upbringing. Lorenzo's acting career was a roller coaster but he worked hard to become an established actor of numerous television show, films and reality television. This book tells the story of his life living among Hollywood royalty as a child and later his five marriages that became tabloid fodder.

Blood Sugar: The Family

Celebrity chef Michael Moore created this cookbook for families who seek healthy, diabetic-friendly and tasty recipes. We booked Moore on national media, including a live "Today Show" cooking demo promoting this successful book.

Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony, The Inside Story

Written by Casey Anthony's lead defense attorney Jose Baez, Baez shares exclusive information regarding this trial that shocked the nation. We coordinated all media for Baez which catapulted this book the NY Times Bestselling list.

Buried Memories

Katie Beers' true story and NY Times Best Seller about her experience being kidnapped and locked in an underground box for 17 days. We strategically secured and coordinated all media interviews for Beers.

Signature Sasha: Magnificent Wedding by Design

Celebrity wedding designer Sasha Souza's wedding design book is a beautiful, four-color coffee table style book. Souza was seen on media across the country and has done dozens of speaking engagements. This was the first of three wedding design books we sold and handled media for Souza.

Intimacy and Desire: Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship

Best selling author and world-renowned psychologist Dr. David Schnarch, Intimacy and Desire is sold world-wide and considered one of the most important books regarding marriage, sex and relationships. This is one of many successful best-selling books by Dr. Schnarch that we have worked on.

In Full Color

A memoir by Rachel Dolezal, a highly controversial figure, who although born to white parents, identifies as black. Capturing the nation's media attention when she was confronted by a news camera regarding her heritage, Dolezal lost everything. Non-apologetic for her true sense of identity, Dolezal wrote a tell all book about her life and experiences.

If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer

Kim and Fred Goldman's NY Times Best Seller regarding the murder of their brother/son Ron Goldman as written in the words of O.J. Simpson. Known as the "Trial of Century", this book continues to sell today as the story of Simpson keeps unraveling and our media expertise provides the Goldmans the best media coverage possible.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer

The Goldman Family

Excited for the new FX series?Get the full story in O.J. Simpson’s own words!On July 31, 2007 Federal Court Judge A. Jay Cristol awarded the Goldman family the rights to If I Did It. Thus began one of the strangest odysseys in publishing history.The book, called “one of the most chilling things I have ever read” by Barbara Walters, skyrocketed up bestseller lists across the country in fall 200... read more

Excited for the new FX series?Get the full story in O.J. Simpson’s own words!On July 31, 2007 Federal Court Judge A. Jay Cristol awarded the Goldman family the rights to If I Did It. Thus began one of the strangest odysseys in publishing history.The book, called “one of the most chilling things I have ever read” by Barbara Walters, skyrocketed up bestseller lists across the country in fall 200... read more

Blood Sugar: the family

Michael Moore

Chef Michael Moore was busy running his restaurant, cooking on television, climbing theranks of top chefs in the world and travelling the globe. Michael was already living withdiabetes. For a top chef surrounded by great food, he faced the ultimate challenge of healthyeating and living. One day out of the blue, he suffered a major stroke while out to dinner withhis family, an event that change... read more

Chef Michael Moore was busy running his restaurant, cooking on television, climbing theranks of top chefs in the world and travelling the globe. Michael was already living withdiabetes. For a top chef surrounded by great food, he faced the ultimate challenge of healthyeating and living. One day out of the blue, he suffered a major stroke while out to dinner withhis family, an event that change... read more

Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: The Inside Story

Jose Baez, Peter Golenbock

New York Times bestseller Presumed Guilty exposes shocking, never-before revealed, exclusive information from the trial of the century and the verdict that shocked the nation.When Caylee Anthony was reported missing in Orlando, Florida, in July 2008, the public spent the next three years following the investigation and the eventual trial of her mother, Casey Anthony. On July 5, 2011, the case ... read more

New York Times bestseller Presumed Guilty exposes shocking, never-before revealed, exclusive information from the trial of the century and the verdict that shocked the nation.When Caylee Anthony was reported missing in Orlando, Florida, in July 2008, the public spent the next three years following the investigation and the eventual trial of her mother, Casey Anthony. On July 5, 2011, the case ... read more

Buried Memories: Katie Beers' Story

Katie Beers

Buried Memories: Katie Beers Story is a never-before-told true story of survival, memory and recovery. Katie Beers was a profoundly neglected and abused child even before she was kidnapped on Long Island in 1992. Abducted by a family friend, she was held captive in an underground cell for 17 days and sexually abused. With smarts and strength, she slipped the bonds of captivity and began a new ... read more

Buried Memories: Katie Beers Story is a never-before-told true story of survival, memory and recovery. Katie Beers was a profoundly neglected and abused child even before she was kidnapped on Long Island in 1992. Abducted by a family friend, she was held captive in an underground cell for 17 days and sexually abused. With smarts and strength, she slipped the bonds of captivity and began a new ... read more

Signature Sasha: Magnificent Weddings by Design

Sasha Souza

Signature Sasha: Magnificent Weddings by Design was honored as the Gold Medal winner of the 2011 IPPY (Independent Publishers Award) in the Home & Garden Category. This stunning, hard cover wedding design book features beautiful photography of all aspects of wedding design, including never before seen weddings designed by Sasha Souza Events. A culmination of her many years as a top wedding des... read more

Signature Sasha: Magnificent Weddings by Design was honored as the Gold Medal winner of the 2011 IPPY (Independent Publishers Award) in the Home & Garden Category. This stunning, hard cover wedding design book features beautiful photography of all aspects of wedding design, including never before seen weddings designed by Sasha Souza Events. A culmination of her many years as a top wedding des... read more

In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World

Rachel Dolezal, Storms Reback

A lot of people have made up their minds about Rachel Doležal. But none of them know her real story. In June 2015, the media “outed” Rachel Doležal as a white woman who had knowingly been “passing” as Black. When asked if she were African American during an interview about the hate crimes directed at her and her family, she hesitated before ending the interview and walking away. Some interpret... read more

A lot of people have made up their minds about Rachel Doležal. But none of them know her real story. In June 2015, the media “outed” Rachel Doležal as a white woman who had knowingly been “passing” as Black. When asked if she were African American during an interview about the hate crimes directed at her and her family, she hesitated before ending the interview and walking away. Some interpret... read more

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