Puzzling publicist

Was just having a 6am phone call with a possible publicity agent for my book. It was our first conversation. I was surprised she even responded to my invite email as it’s pretty hard for a self-published author to get the attention of mainstream, accomplished publicists. She told me that one of the things that made her pay attention and respond was this: When my email arrived she was doing a crossword puzzle. The spot in the puzzle she was working on said, ‘Name a religion that has an apostrophe and begins with “B”‘. She then saw my email, went to my website and saw that I was a “Baha’i”. She then said, “Oh.”


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I’m an author. My first book was Nudges From Grandfather, Book 1 in the series Honouring Indigenous Spiritual Technologies.  I have a PhD in Law on “The Protection of Indigenous Medical Knowledge: Transforming Law to Engage Indigenous Spiritual Concerns.” My father specialised in Indigenous Psychology and we lived and worked with several Native American communities. Read More...