Leslie Barrett has worked in the publishing industry for over 10 years and has managed a wide range of media campaigns including: children’s, history, historical fiction, art photography, business, sports, inspirational and cookbooks. She has worked in all aspects of publishing, from reading manuscripts, proofreading, editing, marketing, publicity to event planning.
An avid problem solver and game enthusiast, Leslie enjoys piecing together the puzzle of a media campaign: researching and finding writers, radio and television shows, podcasts, and blogs that best fit the profile and platform of her authors and titles; producing compelling press materials; and ultimately sharing the author’s story with the world.
Leslie comes to PR by the Book from Bright Sky Press, based in Houston, where she managed publicity for first-time, as well as seasoned authors in a variety of media outlets, including CBS This Morning, Oprah.com, Martha Stewart Sirius XM Radio, Psychology Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Washington Post, Texas Highways, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Austin American Statesman, and more.
A native Texan, Leslie graduated from Texas A&M University with a Marketing Degree and has lived in all four corners of the state. She is an avid reader, traveler and cookbook addict. She lives in Austin and when not reading, she enjoys spending time with her kids, cooking, gardening and yoga.