Maria Sliwa

Maria Sliwa – Publicist

I provide quality experience and journalistic expertise along with long-term media contacts to secure the exposure you need.


I have been working in public relations since 1999 and am a former adjunct professor of media law at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. I am presently an adjunct instructor of public relations, journalism, digital writing, business writing, media law and social media at NYU. I will bring the media to you while developing strategies that take your story to the next level. I offer quality experience and journalistic expertise for a variety of public relations needs. I also have long-term media relationships that are essential in delivering the exposure you need, and because of my wide range of national and international contacts, I can connect you with key press outlets for maximum attention.

I implement sound strategies, focused execution and collaboration with a broad network of affiliates. My background has enabled me to secure numerous interviews with prestigious outlets such as The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Reuters, MarketWatch, BBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNBC, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, PBS, BET, Al Jazeera, CTV and France24, to name a few. My media outreach has been responsible for a number of New York Times bestsellers.

Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences Education & Reference History Law Political Science & Current Affairs Religion & Spirituality Technology

Work experience

New York University Shool of Professional Studies

Sep, 2017 — Present

Columbia Graduate School of Journalism

Sep, 2011 — May, 2017 (over 5 years)

New York University, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute

Sep, 2008 — Dec, 2011 (about 3 years)


Jan, 1999 — Present


The WoW Diary: A Journal of Computer Game Development

The World of Warcraft Diary offers a rare, unfiltered look inside the gaming industry. It was written by the game's first level designer, John Staats, from notes he took during WoW's creation. The WoW Diary explains why developers do things and debunks popular myths about the games industry. In great detail he covers the what it took to finish the project; the surprises, the arguments, the mistakes, and Blizzard's formula for success.

Over 40 interviews were booked in less than two months, including placements in CNBC, Bloomberg, Cheddar TV, and Sirius XM.

Aleta St. James, author, life coach, and oldest mother of twins in the US

Aleta St. James is an international leader in agelessness, defying limitations and fulfilling dreams, as well as the successful author of the book Life Shift: Let Go and Live Your Dream. Throughout her incredible 40-plus-year career Aleta has been described as the “Indiana Jones of the soul.” Aleta has traversed the globe in her own spiritual quest, sharing her extraordinary healing gifts, infectious spirit, and celebrated achievements to anyone who is looking to experience more joy and happiness in their life. In 2004, making worldwide news, Aleta became the first woman in America to give birth to twins at age 57.

I promoted Ms. St. James' book Life Shift as well as the birth of her twins at 57 garnering numerous cover stories and television segments in national and international mainstream media outlets.

Manute Bol, tallest player in the MBA

Manute Bol was a Sudanese-born American basketball player and political activist. Listed at 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) tall, he was the tallest player in the history of the National Basketball Association. He was officially measured and listed at 7 feet 6 3⁄4 inches (2.305 m) tall in the Guinness Book of World Records. He is believed to have been born on October 16, 1962, in either Turalei or Gogrial, Sudan (now South Sudan). He was the son of a Dinka tribal elder who gave him the name "Manute," which means "special blessing."

Mr. Bol played for two colleges and four NBA teams over his career. A center, he was known as a specialist player; he was considered among the best shot-blockers in the history of the sport, but other aspects of his game were considered fairly weak. Over the course of his career, Mr. Bol blocked more shots than he scored points, making him the only NBA player ever to do so. He is second all-time in NBA history in terms of average blocked shots per game and ranks 15th on the career blocks list.

I arranged for interviews for Mr. Bol during his participation in a 300-mile walk from NY to DC to shed light on the genocide and slavery in Sudan. I later coordinated media coverage of Mr. Bol's funeral at the Washington National Cathedral in DC, as well as the media for the five-year anniversary of his death.

Life Inside the Bubble: Why a Top-Ranked Secret Service Agent Walked Away from It All

U.S. Secret Service agent's book made the New York Times bestseller list. My client, Dan Bongino, is a former Secret Service agent who served in the security details of both Presidents Bush and Obama. I lead an extensive media campaign for Mr. Bongino's book, garnering numerous interviews for him with top-tier television, radio and print media.


Are you living under the assumption that you’ll have time to do the things you want to do later in life? Forget the idea that death is morbid, and start using it as your greatest motivation to live your best life while you’re still alive. Whether your dream is... read more
Each year, over a million people immigrate to America. While illegal immigration is hotly debated, serious gaps in our legal immigration policies are hurting America. As a former United States diplomat and immigrant to America, Dr. George Farag knows this firs... read more
Memoirs Of The Senator's Wife is an international best selling saga of a dark romance involving a handsome politician, a forbidden love affair between the politician's wife with a sensuous Secret Service agent, and the magic that influenced history. Set during... read more
We All Have A Superpower is a timely book for young readers that addresses the insecurities of many youngsters today, especially those with emotional or physical challenges, in an upbeat and positive way. The main message is that every child, no matter how ins... read more
Today, in a business to business environment it isn’t sufficient to rely on products and services to sell themselves or expect sales teams to do it without the skills needed to gain c suite executive engagement. Combined with uncertain times and a tough econom... read more
A husband. A father. A killer.Chris Watts was a family man. Everybody, including his family, believed that. Yet, on August 13, 2018, he murdered Shanann, his pregnant wife, and two young daughters, burying Shanann and their unborn son in a shallow grave and du... read more
The World of Warcraft Diary offers a rare, unfiltered look inside the gaming industry. It was written by the game's first level designer, John Staats, from notes he took during WoW's creation. The WoW Diary explains why developers do things and debunks popular... read more
Inner Balance

Aleta St. James

A guided meditation creating wholeness and fulfillment in your life Aleta St. James, gifted energy healer and dynamic success coach, guides you on a musical journey that will introduce, connect and harmonize your Yin (feminine) and Yang (masculine) forces.
Lisa Evers Sliwa Guardian Angels FOX 5 New York Reporter Signed Autograph Photo
Find your power, transform your obstacles, surrender to success Aleta St. James has spent the past twenty-five years as an emotional healer and life coach developing a system for creating deep and dramatic life changes with lasting results. In Life Shift, she ... read more
JOHNNY DEPP: Inside His Private World. How making movies for his kids turned the onetime bad boy into Hollywood's most sizzling star
The History of Abraham Lincoln's Coles County Farm. Forward by internationally recognized Lincoln scholar, Dr. Wayne C. Temple. Includes over 35 images including many by famed Lincoln illustrator Lloyd Ostendorf.
Winner of the Books for a Better Life/Suze Orman First Book AwardMay 1986: Seven-year-old Francis Bok was selling his mother's eggs and peanuts near his village in southern Sudan when Arab raiders on horseback burst into the quiet marketplace, murdering men an... read more
Twenty-seven Percent of Americans Have Metabolic Syndrome It’s now estimated that 55 million Americans have metabolic syndrome; however, if you’re like most Americans, you may not have ever heard of the syndrome much less understand how it increases your risk ... read more
Faced with grave international disputes, military actions around the world, and vicious partisan bickering in Congress, what might be a president's greatest fear? The White House press corps, of course. From time to time, in every era, there emerges a journali... read more
In EcoMind, Frances Moore Lappé—a giant of the environmental movement—confronts accepted wisdom of environmentalism. Drawing on the latest research from anthropology to neuroscience and her own field experience, she argues that the biggest challenge to human s... read more
He swore to take a bullet for the President and left it all behind to take a bullet for the American people; Why would a successful, twelve-year Secret Service agent resign his position in the prime of his career to run for political office against all the odd... read more
Winner of the 2008 JAMES BEARD HUMANITARIAN AWARD, 2008 NAUTILUS SMALL PRESS GOLD AWARD and 2008 NAUTILUS SILVER AWARD in the category of Social Change/ActivismGetting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity & Courage in a World Gone Mad is a little book with a big messag... read more
Discover how to cultivate the garden of relationships while nourishing your true self. In this crazy, chaotic world, we desire lasting intimacy: a close and deep-rooted relationship with someone who cherishes us—or, indeed, with ourselves. But too often being ... read more

Maria has 9 reviews





Jens H.

Jens H.

May, 2023

I highly, highly recommend Maria without reservation. I was probably one of the most challenging publicity cases possible: a first-time non-fiction author with zero previous publications and zero previous media exposure. Yet, Maria was able to arrange a wide array of media appearances and reviews: * 14 local radio shows around the country (some as long as 25 minutes) * 2 national radio sh...
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Maria S.
Working with Jens Heycke, an incredibly talented writer and consummate professional, has been a pleasure and an honor. His stellar interviews with various media are excellent, leaving each impressi...
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Lina F.

Lina F.

Mar, 2020

Maria is hard working, organized, responsive, and very professional. She gave me a great deal on her service, but sadly I did not get any tangible results. Her contacts are not responsive so I did not get any reviews as a result of our collaboration neither good nor private bad reviews, no response. She worked hard and got me 3 interviews but I was never given even a tentative date of when or...
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George F.

George F.

Mar, 2020

Be careful what you wish for because with Maria you will get it! From our first phone call Maria was professional, precise, and pragmatic. She set a plan and gave me a clear idea of what to expect moving forward. In less than a month I was on a dozen nationally syndicated radio stations and podcasts and my book was reviewed by a regional book reviewer. All the while Maria kept me updated an...
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Rebecca J.

Rebecca J.

Mar, 2020

It has been fantastic to work with Maria. She is highly professional, talented, experienced and realistic. When venturing out into the world of media to launch a book and get press coverage you need someone like Maria by your side to guide you and generate opportunities. You don't want to work with a media specialist who promises the earth and delivers nothing of value. Maria was able to gene...
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Kristina E.

Kristina E.

Mar, 2020

Maria was highly professional and a pleasure to work with. She was always proactive, provided great promotional options, and always followed up on everything. She made me feel like I was the only client she had, and I she's the kind of person you'd want to get to know better. I would highly recommend Maria to any author seeking on-air presence, and positive press.

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