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Tonya Woodworth

Tonya Woodworth - Editor

Port Saint Lucie, FL, United States

Seasoned editor with a strong attention to detail and an unwavering passion for the written word.

Overview

Tonya Woodworth is the founder of BookBound Media, LLC, a boutique public relations firm that provides PR and literary services primarily to new and seasoned authors. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, she holds a BA degree in communication from Oakland University and a MA degree in public relations from Full Sail University. She got her start in PR as a film publicity assistant for Terry Hines & Associates in 2007. In 2013, she left her position as an acquisitions editor at HCI Books to launch BookBound Media.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Anthologies Crime & Mystery Fantasy Romance Science Fiction Short Story Thriller Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing Parenting & Families Psychology Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement Sex & Relationships Travel

Certifications

  • MA in Pubic Relations
  • BA in Communication

Awards

  • valedictorian

Work experience

Founder

BookBound Media

June, 2013 – Present (over 3 years)

BookBound Media is a boutique public relations firm that provides PR and literary services to new and seasoned authors. By integrating traditional PR efforts with new media practices, BookBound Media helps clients meet both their short-term and long-term goals.

Associate Editor

Health Communications, Inc.

October, 2008 – August, 2013 (almost 5 years)

Reviewed agented submissions for publication. Pitched titles to editorial board. Acquired ten to twelve titles per year. Managed and trafficked workflow and hired freelancers as needed. Proofread and copyedited manuscripts, back cover copy, contracts, promotional material, etc. Wrote, edited, and proofread catalog copy. Entered and updated content into title management system for Amazon and internal website feeds as needed.

Publicity Assistant Intern

Terry Hines & Associates

January, 2007 – May, 2007 (5 months)

Monitored and faxed daily press breaks for feature films. Attended screenings and submitted screening reports to leading motion picture companies. Hosted promotional events for new film releases. Interviewed local journalists for film critiques. Assisted in researching and executing promotion campaigns and updating media lists. Organized, filed, and mailed press and promotional materials.

Media Relations Intern

Delphi

September, 2006 – December, 2006 (4 months)

Supported marketing, advertising, and media relations departments. Wrote press releases and articles for the Delphi Intranet site. Monitored regional and national publications for news clippings. Supported media events coordinator and conducted media research.

Communication Specialist

United States Marine Corps

August, 2000 – August, 2004 (almost 4 years)

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Attached at the Heart: Eight Proven Parenting Principles for Raising Connected and Compassionate Children

Barbara Nicholson, Lysa Parker

Attached at the Heart offers readers practical parenting advice for the modern age. In its most basic form, "attachment parenting" is instinctive. A crying baby is comforted and kept close to parents for protection. If hungry, he or she is breastfed. And while it is understood that there is no such thing as perfect parenting, research suggests that there is a strong correlation between a heigh... read more

Attached at the Heart offers readers practical parenting advice for the modern age. In its most basic form, "attachment parenting" is instinctive. A crying baby is comforted and kept close to parents for protection. If hungry, he or she is breastfed. And while it is understood that there is no such thing as perfect parenting, research suggests that there is a strong correlation between a heigh... read more

Superhealing: Engaging Your Mind, Body, and Spirit to Create Optimal Health and Well-being

Elaine Ferguson MD

From Hippocrates in ancient Greece to the medical healers of today, the impact that the mind-body connection has had on overall health has been widely recognized. And while advancements in technology are vast, the constraints of conventional medicine are an impediment to successfully preventing, reversing, or addressing the causes of chronic diseases―diseases such as diabetes, high blood press... read more

From Hippocrates in ancient Greece to the medical healers of today, the impact that the mind-body connection has had on overall health has been widely recognized. And while advancements in technology are vast, the constraints of conventional medicine are an impediment to successfully preventing, reversing, or addressing the causes of chronic diseases―diseases such as diabetes, high blood press... read more

An Unimaginable Act: Overcoming and Preventing Child Abuse Through Erin's Law

Erin Merryn

By sharing her personal journey through the pain she has suffered at the hands of her perpetrators, author Erin Merryn proves that one person can make a difference in the lives of others. Simply by speaking out and bringing the subject of child sexual abuse to the forefront, she has created a wave of change―change not only in legislature, but also in the hearts of those around her and the worl... read more

By sharing her personal journey through the pain she has suffered at the hands of her perpetrators, author Erin Merryn proves that one person can make a difference in the lives of others. Simply by speaking out and bringing the subject of child sexual abuse to the forefront, she has created a wave of change―change not only in legislature, but also in the hearts of those around her and the worl... read more

Soul Food: Stories to Keep You Mentally Strong, Emotionally Awake, & Ethically Straight

Dan Clark

Since the beginning, stories have been the primary tool used to pass down valuable lessons learned by the generations before us. These lessons help to guide us through challenges faced today. New York Times bestselling author Dan Clark has masterfully combined many of these life lessons into the pages of Soul Food: Stories to Keep You Mentally Strong, Emotionally Awake, and Ethically Straight.... read more

Since the beginning, stories have been the primary tool used to pass down valuable lessons learned by the generations before us. These lessons help to guide us through challenges faced today. New York Times bestselling author Dan Clark has masterfully combined many of these life lessons into the pages of Soul Food: Stories to Keep You Mentally Strong, Emotionally Awake, and Ethically Straight.... read more

Bullying Under Attack: True Stories Written by Teen Victims, Bullies & Bystanders (Teen Ink)

Stephanie Meyer, John Meyer, Emily Sperber, Heather Alexander

WORDS ARE POWERFUL- they can inflict damage and they can heal. In this anthology of first-person accounts written by teenagers for both their peers and adults, words transform pain into hope and the possibility for change. Bullying Under Attack is an eye-opening anthology of all three players in the bullying cycle. These conversational essays on life as the bullied, the bully, and the bystande... read more

WORDS ARE POWERFUL- they can inflict damage and they can heal. In this anthology of first-person accounts written by teenagers for both their peers and adults, words transform pain into hope and the possibility for change. Bullying Under Attack is an eye-opening anthology of all three players in the bullying cycle. These conversational essays on life as the bullied, the bully, and the bystande... read more

Overcoming Perfectionism: Finding the Key to Balance and Self-Acceptance

Ann Smith MS LMFT

Anything worth doing is worth doing well. Practice makes perfect. Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing. Failure is not an option. In today's perfection-obsessed culture, these are the maxims we live by. Yet, the damage that they cause is stifling. Renowned author and pioneer of codependency treatment Ann W. Smith knows this first hand. Smith has dealt with her fair share of perfection... read more

Anything worth doing is worth doing well. Practice makes perfect. Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing. Failure is not an option. In today's perfection-obsessed culture, these are the maxims we live by. Yet, the damage that they cause is stifling. Renowned author and pioneer of codependency treatment Ann W. Smith knows this first hand. Smith has dealt with her fair share of perfection... read more

Life After Divorce: Create a New Beginning

Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse

The role divorce plays on emotional stability can be devastating for many men and women―anger, resentment, and a sense of loss often linger well beyond the life and death of the marriage. Since much of the stigma of the past has been lifted, many are discovering that it is easier to work through these negative emotions, turning this life-altering event into a positive one by creating a better,... read more

The role divorce plays on emotional stability can be devastating for many men and women―anger, resentment, and a sense of loss often linger well beyond the life and death of the marriage. Since much of the stigma of the past has been lifted, many are discovering that it is easier to work through these negative emotions, turning this life-altering event into a positive one by creating a better,... read more

The Fallen: The Light Bringer: Book Two

Chris DiGiuseppi, Mike Force

Police Lieutenant Alan Crane is back for the second installment in The Light Bringer trilogy. In The Fallen, our main character continues on his epic, supernatural journey chasing an answer to the question that has plagued him for too many years―Why do people die? Readers will follow Crane into another fantastic adventure beyond this world while delving deeper into the mystery of death. Good a... read more

Police Lieutenant Alan Crane is back for the second installment in The Light Bringer trilogy. In The Fallen, our main character continues on his epic, supernatural journey chasing an answer to the question that has plagued him for too many years―Why do people die? Readers will follow Crane into another fantastic adventure beyond this world while delving deeper into the mystery of death. Good a... read more

The Secrets of Becoming Jewish

Rabbi Bernice Weiss

While each person’s path to Judaism is unique, they all share a deep sense of commitment to their newfound faith. Miriam, a highly successful nurse, chose to convert to Judaism on her own after becoming disillusioned by what she thought were Catholicism’s overly negative views of women; Ahava, also a former Catholic, embraced Judaism after falling in love with a Jewish man; and Alanna, who gre... read more

While each person’s path to Judaism is unique, they all share a deep sense of commitment to their newfound faith. Miriam, a highly successful nurse, chose to convert to Judaism on her own after becoming disillusioned by what she thought were Catholicism’s overly negative views of women; Ahava, also a former Catholic, embraced Judaism after falling in love with a Jewish man; and Alanna, who gre... read more

Neuropsychodrama in the Treatment of Relational Trauma

Tian Ph.D.

There is a growing awareness that the body as well as the mind needs to be involved in therapy. Neuroscience and attachment theories have clearly demonstrated that emotion is a physiological as well as a mental phenomenon. Dr. Dayton's approach to experiential work has been in the forefront of what is now so commonly in use in treatment centers that it has become mainstream. Used in treating r... read more

There is a growing awareness that the body as well as the mind needs to be involved in therapy. Neuroscience and attachment theories have clearly demonstrated that emotion is a physiological as well as a mental phenomenon. Dr. Dayton's approach to experiential work has been in the forefront of what is now so commonly in use in treatment centers that it has become mainstream. Used in treating r... read more

Overcoming Destructive Anger: Strategies That Work

Bernard Golden

Uncontrolled anger can be devastating, yet many people with serious anger issues don’t know how to change their behavior. In Overcoming Destructive Anger, psychologist Bernard Golden, an anger management specialist, offers concrete tools for turning destructive anger into healthy anger. Dr. Golden draws on both compassion focused therapy―a model for change that encompasses and expands on cogni... read more

Uncontrolled anger can be devastating, yet many people with serious anger issues don’t know how to change their behavior. In Overcoming Destructive Anger, psychologist Bernard Golden, an anger management specialist, offers concrete tools for turning destructive anger into healthy anger. Dr. Golden draws on both compassion focused therapy―a model for change that encompasses and expands on cogni... read more

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