Book Publicist is Reviewed by Historical Fiction Author

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Author Barbara Crane hired me as her book publicist to organize a virtual tour for her historical fiction, When Water Was Everywhere, winner of a Beverly Hills Book Award. 

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LA pueblo map, 1850

Barbara waned to revitalize sales for her 2016 release. Her book was particularly timely as Southern California’s drought was approaching its fifth year. Through her story, readers experience life in Los Angeles before concrete and rebar covered the land. They learn about the importance of the Los Angeles River in the growth of the region, and experience the tumultuous years prior to California’s statehood.



Highly recommended book publicist

Here is what Barbara had to say about my book promotion services:

“I highly recommend Stephanie Barko as a literary publicist. She organized and executed a very successful blog tour for my recently-published historical novel. In addition to painstakingly researching and lining up well-chosen bloggers for my guest blogs, she used her extensive contacts and knowledge to put my name and book forward in every possible social media venue. Very important to me, she kept me up to date on everything she was doing, guiding and directing me. She followed up with every blogger and venue, and made sure everything was correct, making certain there were no glitches. She tirelessly promoted all my blog tour stops on all her social media and taught me, a novice, how to do the same. Stephanie Barko is the best possible publicist I can imagine. The words “above and beyond” hardly tell the story.”

“Writing gives meaning and purpose to my life”

Barbara Crane has always lived off her skills with the written word — as a freelance journalist, a business writer, corporate trainer, consultant and technical writer. After leaving a successful career in education in the late 1970s, she co-created CraneMorley, a Long Beach training company that grew to encompass a large client base which included the major automakers in Southern California and Fortune 500 companies from all industries. Later she focused on news, magazine and corporate writing assignments as well as teaching writing within corporations.

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Barbara Crane

“Writing gives meaning and purpose to my life,” Barbara says.

Barbara has written two novels. The Oldest Things in the World (2001) and When Water Was Everywhere (2016).

Learn more about Barbara and her work:

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Beverly Hills Book Award


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