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Maria Sliwa

Maria Sliwa - Publicist

New York, United States

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

Overview

I have been working in public relations since 1999 and have been an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism since 2012. I am also an adjunct instructor of public relations, journalism and social media at NYU's School of Professional Studies. 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 media outlets for maximum attention.

I ensure success through 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.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Health & wellbeing Law Politics & Current Affairs Psychology Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Inspirational

Work experience

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Media Law

Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
September, 2011 – Present (over 6 years)

Adjunct Instructor of Public Relations, Journalism and Social Media

New York University Shool of Professional Studies
September, 2017 – Present (3 months)

Adjunct Instructor of Journalism

New York University, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
September, 2008 – December, 2011 (about 3 years)

CEO

M. Sliwa Public Relations and Freedom Now Communications, Inc.
January, 1999 – Present (almost 19 years)

Projects

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.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

The Art of Flourishing: A Guide to Mindfulness, Self-Care, and Love in a Chaotic World

Jeffrey B. Rubin

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 in an intimate relationship means we have to compromise, or lose, vital aspects of our personalities. How can we avoid sacrificing our o... 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 in an intimate relationship means we have to compromise, or lose, vital aspects of our personalities. How can we avoid sacrificing our o... read more

Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity, and Courage in a World Gone Mad

Frances Moore Lappe

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 message. Frances Moore Lappe--author of fifteen books, including three-million-copy bestseller Diet for a Small Planet--distills her world-spa... 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 message. Frances Moore Lappe--author of fifteen books, including three-million-copy bestseller Diet for a Small Planet--distills her world-spa... read more

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

Dan Bongino

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 odds? New York Times bestseller, Life Inside the Bubble is an intimate look at life inside the presidential bubble, a haze of staffers, con... 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 odds? New York Times bestseller, Life Inside the Bubble is an intimate look at life inside the presidential bubble, a haze of staffers, con... read more

EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want

Frances Moore Lappe

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 survival isn't our fossil fuel dependency, melting glaciers, or other calamities. Rather, it's our faulty way of thinking about these env... 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 survival isn't our fossil fuel dependency, melting glaciers, or other calamities. Rather, it's our faulty way of thinking about these env... read more

Gadfly: The Life and Times of Les Kinsolving-White House Watchdog

Kathleen Kinsolving

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 journalist who roams the halls of power like a roaring lion, seeking whatever liars he may devour. Les Kinsolving has filled that role for decad... 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 journalist who roams the halls of power like a roaring lion, seeking whatever liars he may devour. Les Kinsolving has filled that role for decad... read more

Overcoming Metabolic Syndrome

Scott Isaacs, Fred Vagnini

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 of heart disease and stroke. Metabolic syndrome actually is a cluster of disorders, all of which are affected by both genetics and lifes... 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 of heart disease and stroke. Metabolic syndrome actually is a cluster of disorders, all of which are affected by both genetics and lifes... read more

Escape from Slavery: The True Story of My Ten Years in Captivity and My Journey to Freedom in America

Francis Bok

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 and gathering the women and young children into a group. Strapped to horses and donkeys, Francis and others were taken north into lives of... read more

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 and gathering the women and young children into a group. Strapped to horses and donkeys, Francis and others were taken north into lives of... read more

Lincoln's Land: The History of Abraham Lincoln's Coles County Farm

Kurt W. Peterson

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.

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.

Johnny Depp, Aleta St. James (Pregnant at 56), Lindsay Lohan, Elizabeth Edwards - November 22, 2004 People Magazine

JOHNNY DEPP: Inside His Private World. How making movies for his kids turned the onetime bad boy into Hollywood's most sizzling star

JOHNNY DEPP: Inside His Private World. How making movies for his kids turned the onetime bad boy into Hollywood's most sizzling star

Life Shift: Let Go and Live Your Dream

Aleta St. James

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 shares the secret of how to bring enormous success and deep satisfaction into your life. In an effort to fully compete in a man's world,... read more

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 shares the secret of how to bring enormous success and deep satisfaction into your life. In an effort to fully compete in a man's world,... read more

Lisa Evers Sliwa Guardian Angels FOX 5 New York Reporter Signed Autogr

Lisa Evers Sliwa Guardian Angels FOX 5 New York Reporter Signed Autograph Photo

Lisa Evers Sliwa Guardian Angels FOX 5 New York Reporter Signed Autograph Photo

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.

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.

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