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Rick Frishman (New York, NY) is president of Planned Television Arts and one of the most powerful publicists in the media industry, working with authors such as Arnold Palmer, Alan Dershowitz, and Henry Kissinger. Also executive vice president at RuderFinn, this top-notch publicist has worked with the field's top agents, editors, and publishers, including Simon and Schuster, Random House Harper Collins, Pockets Books, Penguin Putnam, and Hyperion Books. Plus, Rick tours the country hosting seminars on how to help writers sell their books. Starting in 2006, he joins coauthor Spizman to travel the country under the banner of Author 101 University. Frishman is also the co-author of Networking Magic, Guerrilla Publicity, and Guerrilla Marketing for Writers (published by Writer's Digest Books). Visit www.rickfrishman.com for his Million Dollar Rolodex.
Robyn Freedman Spizman (Atlanta, GA) is no stranger to success. As an award-winning author, she has written dozens of inspirational and educational nonfiction books during her accomplished career, including Make It Memorable, The GIFTionary, The Thank You Book, and When Words Matter Most. This year debuts her first work of fiction, titled Secret Agent, a novel for young adults. As a seasoned media personality and consumer reporter for more than twenty-three years, she has appeared repeatedly on NBC Today, CNN Headline News, and is featured regularly on the NBC Atlanta affiliate WXIA and Star 94. A sought-after speaker nationally on book-writing and motivational topics, Spizman is considered one of the most dynamic how-to experts in the country. In addition to her writing, reporting, and speaking, she is the cofounder of The Spizman Agency, a highly successful public relations firm that specializes in book publicity.