“There are few people I trust more with a book project than Michelle Blankenship. Her tenacity and passion is unparalleled in the business. She rightfully earns the trust and admiration of the authors she champions. I can’t recommend her more highly!”
— Peter Miller, Director of Publicity, Liveright Publishing Corporation, A Division of W.W. Norton & Company
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“Michelle Blankenship worked extensively with my in-house publicist to create a great public relations strategy for my debut novel. She communicated with me regularly and with refreshing transparency, and she worked tirelessly to achieve optimal review coverage and set up readings and other events. I felt lucky to have her on my team and would highly recommend her to any author.”
Angela Pneuman, author of Home Remedies and Lay It on My Heart

Michelle is everything you could want in a publicist.  Everything I wanted.  Knowledgeable, savvy, hard-working, accessible, compassionate (always), tough (when necessary), a true advocate.  She's a real person--no glib jargon--and the real thing--a top-notch professional.  She's a passionate believer in books and writers.
—Peggy Shinner, author of You Feel So Mortal: Essays on the Body
 
I have heard of many PR firms which over-promise and under-deliver. Michelle was the opposite, she under-promised and over-delivered. She provided terrific advice and planned a solid strategy. In an industry where it’s hard to find a trusted ally, it was so refreshing to have Michelle who was tremendously effective. Her 16 years of experience working in publicity for publishers in-house serves her well. It shows. She has strong and long-standing relationships with the media. Very grateful for her hard work.  She was well worth the investment.
—Dr. Marty Makary, author of New York Times bestseller, Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care
Through my work as a reviewer for the New York Journal of Books, I first was in contact with Michelle in her capacity as a publicist for one of the "big five" publishers. I found her to be engaging, professional and very helpful. So, when I jumped over the fence and had a novel of my own nearing publication, I called upon Michelle to help me launch my book, Death in Venice, California. Based upon my experience working with her, I cannot recommend her more. In fact, I've made her promise to be my ‘publicist for life,’ as I cannot imagine ever facing a publication date without her at my side. As I've worked with her and gotten to know her better, I've learned more adjectives that describe her: creative, intelligent, insightful, loyal, honest and, above all else, remarkable. Michelle is the very essence of that word ‘remarkable.’ Lucky is the author who has Michelle Blankenship for a publicist.
—Vinton Rafe McCabe, author of Death in Venice, California
 
Michelle Blankenship loves what she does and that's plain to see in her work. She takes only projects she truly believes in and gives them the focus, energy and passion they deserve. Do yourself a favor and get Michelle on your team.
—Joe Nelms, author of The Last Time I Died
I feel fortunate to have been able to have Michelle Blankenship as my publicist for my last two books. The reason Michelle makes a difference is simple: She cares. She fights for her books: she contacts potential reviewers again and again; she leaves no stone unturned. And the day something goes wrong at a book talk, Michelle will be there to keep things on track.
—Joan DeJean, author of How Paris Became Paris, The Age of Comfort, and The Essence of Style
 
Michelle was a pleasure to work with and did a great job on the publicity for my novel, The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
—Mohsin Hamid, author of How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, and Moth Smoke
Michelle is as fine a publicist as you will find. She's experienced, passionate about her projects, and she gets results. Plenty of publicists will over promise to gain a client. Michelle provided me realistic expectations and then went out and exceeded them. Not to mention she's a fabulous fashionista--it matters--and all around wonderful person. I cannot recommend her enough.
—Mitchell S. Jackson, author of The Residue Years and OverSoul, Stories and Essays
 
“I had the privilege to work with Michelle Blankenship for several years. We share similar interests and taste in books, which led to many occasions for us to team up—editor and publicist--on their publication. Michelle Blankenship is among the finest publicists I’ve been fortunate to work with. Her connections and her intelligence can lead to great results. And then there’s her work ethic; she is conscientious in the extreme. Michelle on an off day would likely beat out most other people on a good day. And all of this stems from a sincere love of books, a passion for topics of import, and deep caring for the people who write those books. I have recommended Michelle many times—and I will continue to do so. I respect her. I trust her. And I enjoy pushing through the publishing process with her.”
—Kathy Belden, Executive Editor at Scribner
Michelle Blankenship lives and breathes books. When I began my career we were co-workers at the same publishing house, and I now see her often at Publishers Publicity Association board meetings. She is a consummate professional, and you’ll never have more fun than while working with her.
—James Meader, Executive Director of Publicity Picador