Marlena Brown

Marlena Brown - Publicist Tick

New York, NY, USA

Book publicist specializing in literary fiction and narrative nonfiction.

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Overview

I'm a New York-based book publicist specializing in literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, health & wellness, and spirituality titles. I execute large-scale publicity campaigns for hardcover and trade paperback original adult title, securing national, regional, and local media and interviews, as well as planning and executing successful, multi-city book tours.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Self-help & Self-improvement
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Fiction
LGBTQ
Literature
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Senior Publicist

Penguin Random House
February, 2018 – Present (6 months)

At PRH, I specialize in self-improvement, health and wellness, and spirituality titles.

Publicist/SeniorPublicist

Picador USA
January, 2016 – February, 2018 (about 2 years)

At Picador USA , I specialized in hardcover, trade paperback original, and trade paperback reprint literary fiction and narrative nonfiction titles. Highlights include:

--THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR by Yewande Omotoso
--ONE DAY WE'LL ALL BE DEAD AND NONE OF THIS WILL MATTER by Scaachi Koul
--NASTY WOMEN edited by Kate Harding and Samhita Mukhopadhyay
--THE CLASP by Sloane Crosley
--DESERT BOYS by Chris McCormick

Publicist

Oxford University Press
July, 2015 – December, 2015 (5 months)

Assistant/Associate Publicist

HarperCollins Publishers
May, 2010 – June, 2013 (about 3 years)

I specialized in a wide variety of titles in hardcover, trade paperback original, and trade paperback reprint format--literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, and political titles. Highlights include:

--THE FAMILY FANG by Kevin Wilson (paperback reprint)
--WEEDS by Richard Mabey
--THE NEW ROAD TO SERFDOM by Daniel Hannan
--BETTER THAN GOOD HAIR by Nikki Walton
--TORIES by Thomas B. Allen

Projects

SCAACHI KOUL, ONE DAY WE'LL ALL BE DEAD AND NONE OF THIS WILL MATTER

ONE DAY WE'LL ALL BE DEAD AND NONE OF THIS WILL MATTER is the debut essay collection from BuzzFeed writer Scaachi Koul. Media highlights include:

--NPR Weekend Edition Sunday, interview
--PRI The World, interview
--Elle.com, interview
--Marie Claire, Q&A
--WNYC Midday (formerly Leonard Lopate Show), interview
--Good Housekeeping, summer reading roundup
--Seattle Times, interview
--Washington Post Act Four, review

THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR

The WOMAN NEXT DOOR is the US debut of South African novelist Yewande Omotoso.

Confirmed media includes:
--NPR Weekend Edition Sunday, interview
--PRI Studio 360, interview
--The Rumpus, interview
--O, The Oprah Magazine (March 2017), review
--Marie Claire (February 2017), roundup
--Essence Magazine (February 2017), review

Portfolio (9 selected works)

The Woman Next Door: A Novel

Yewande Omotoso

A Finalist for the International DUBLIN Literary Award • Longlisted for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction • A Finalist for the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize • A Finalist for the Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize • One of the Best Black Heritage Reads (Essence Magazine) • One of NPR's Best Books of the Year • One of The Millions' and Refinery 29's Best Books of the Year (So Far), from One of Publishers ... read more

A Finalist for the International DUBLIN Literary Award • Longlisted for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction • A Finalist for the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize • A Finalist for the Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize • One of the Best Black Heritage Reads (Essence Magazine) • One of NPR's Best Books of the Year • One of The Millions' and Refinery 29's Best Books of the Year (So Far), from One of Publishers ... read more

One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter: Essays

Scaachi Koul

One of NPR's Best Books of the Year A DEBUT COLLECTION OF FIERCE, FUNNY ESSAYS ABOUT GROWING UP THE DAUGHTER OF INDIAN IMMIGRANTS IN WESTERN CULTURE, ADDRESSING SEXISM, STEREOTYPES, AND THE UNIVERSAL MISERIES OF LIFEIn One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, Scaachi Koul deploys her razor-sharp humor to share all the fears, outrages, and mortifying moments of her life. She lear... read more

One of NPR's Best Books of the Year A DEBUT COLLECTION OF FIERCE, FUNNY ESSAYS ABOUT GROWING UP THE DAUGHTER OF INDIAN IMMIGRANTS IN WESTERN CULTURE, ADDRESSING SEXISM, STEREOTYPES, AND THE UNIVERSAL MISERIES OF LIFEIn One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, Scaachi Koul deploys her razor-sharp humor to share all the fears, outrages, and mortifying moments of her life. She lear... read more

Tories: Fighting for the King in America's First Civil War

Mr. Thomas B Allen

From historian Thomas B. Allen, author of Remember Pearl Harbor and George Washington, Spy Master comes a sweeping, dramatic history of the Americans who fought alongside the British on the losing side of the American Revolution. Allen’s compelling account comprises an epic story with a personal core, an American narrative certain to spellbind readers of Tom Fleming, David McCullough, and Jose... read more

From historian Thomas B. Allen, author of Remember Pearl Harbor and George Washington, Spy Master comes a sweeping, dramatic history of the Americans who fought alongside the British on the losing side of the American Revolution. Allen’s compelling account comprises an epic story with a personal core, an American narrative certain to spellbind readers of Tom Fleming, David McCullough, and Jose... read more

Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America

Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Kate Harding

Twenty-Three Leading Feminist Writers on Protest and SolidarityWhen 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump and 94 percent of black women voted for Hillary Clinton, how can women unite in Trump’s America? Nasty Women includes inspiring essays from a diverse group of talented women writers who seek to provide a broad look at how we got here and what we need to do to move forward.Featur... read more

Twenty-Three Leading Feminist Writers on Protest and SolidarityWhen 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump and 94 percent of black women voted for Hillary Clinton, how can women unite in Trump’s America? Nasty Women includes inspiring essays from a diverse group of talented women writers who seek to provide a broad look at how we got here and what we need to do to move forward.Featur... read more

The Clasp: A Novel

Sloane Crosley

NATIONAL BESTSELLER. A New York Times Editors' Choice. Named a Hot Fall Read byHuffington Post, Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, The Chicago Tribune, Buzzfeed, Library Journal,Hello Giggles, Bustle and TIME Part comedy of manners, part treasure hunt, the much-anticipated first novel from the writer whom David Sedaris calls "perfectly, relentlessly funny" "Endlessly entertaining." ―TimeKezia, Nath... read more

NATIONAL BESTSELLER. A New York Times Editors' Choice. Named a Hot Fall Read byHuffington Post, Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, The Chicago Tribune, Buzzfeed, Library Journal,Hello Giggles, Bustle and TIME Part comedy of manners, part treasure hunt, the much-anticipated first novel from the writer whom David Sedaris calls "perfectly, relentlessly funny" "Endlessly entertaining." ―TimeKezia, Nath... read more

The New Road to Serfdom: A Letter of Warning to America

Daniel Hannan

In World War II, American soldiers went overseas to rescue England from the Nazi menace. Now, with America threatened from within by the specter of social democracy, British politician Daniel Hannan returns the favor. The New Road to Serfdom is a must-read rallying cry for Tea Party activists, fans of Mark Levin’s Tyranny and Liberty, and anyone who has seen Hannan’s hard-hitting interviews wi... read more

In World War II, American soldiers went overseas to rescue England from the Nazi menace. Now, with America threatened from within by the specter of social democracy, British politician Daniel Hannan returns the favor. The New Road to Serfdom is a must-read rallying cry for Tea Party activists, fans of Mark Levin’s Tyranny and Liberty, and anyone who has seen Hannan’s hard-hitting interviews wi... read more

Better Than Good Hair: The Curly Girl Guide to Healthy, Gorgeous Natural Hair!

Nikki Walton, Ernessa T. Carter

The fresh new handbook on how to achieve and maintain stylish natural hair, from the savviest and most revered expert on coils and curlsThese days there's a revolution going on. Relaxers are out. Weaves are so yesterday. Tired of damage from expensive chemical treatments and artificial enhancers, women of color are going natural thanks to Nikki Walton of CurlyNikki.com, the natural hair blogge... read more

The fresh new handbook on how to achieve and maintain stylish natural hair, from the savviest and most revered expert on coils and curlsThese days there's a revolution going on. Relaxers are out. Weaves are so yesterday. Tired of damage from expensive chemical treatments and artificial enhancers, women of color are going natural thanks to Nikki Walton of CurlyNikki.com, the natural hair blogge... read more

By Love Possessed: Stories

Lorna Goodison

“A beautifully written and evocative book.”—Danielle Evans, author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, winner of the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize“Written by the hand of a poet, the prose in this collection is consistently beautiful.”—Elizabeth Nunez, author of Prospero’s Daughter and Boundaries“I love the tender beautiful writing; I love the characters, and in many ways it felt as if I ... read more

“A beautifully written and evocative book.”—Danielle Evans, author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, winner of the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize“Written by the hand of a poet, the prose in this collection is consistently beautiful.”—Elizabeth Nunez, author of Prospero’s Daughter and Boundaries“I love the tender beautiful writing; I love the characters, and in many ways it felt as if I ... read more

Achtung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children

Sara Zaske

An Entertaining, Enlightening Look at the Art of Raising Self-Reliant, Independent Children Based on One American Mom’s Experiences in GermanyWhen Sara Zaske moved from Oregon to Berlin with her husband and toddler, she knew the transition would be challenging, especially when she became pregnant with her second child. She was surprised to discover that German parents give their children a gre... read more

An Entertaining, Enlightening Look at the Art of Raising Self-Reliant, Independent Children Based on One American Mom’s Experiences in GermanyWhen Sara Zaske moved from Oregon to Berlin with her husband and toddler, she knew the transition would be challenging, especially when she became pregnant with her second child. She was surprised to discover that German parents give their children a gre... read more

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