More than ever, readers are looking to establish a personal “real life” connection with their favorite authors. Julia Drake Public Relations specializes in personalized nation-wide book tours and events that will bring you directly to your fans.
Based on the campaign outline and identified media markets for your book, Julia Drake Public Relations will arrange special book events that range from more traditional readings at bookstores and libraries to speaking engagements at schools and colleges to, to red carpet parties, to private salons and book club events, to multimedia and mixed arts performances, combining spoken word, music, painting, design, and film.
Please find several recent examples below. For upcoming events, visit: Julia Drake Pr on Facebook.
Love Junkie – The Performance Piece
A dramatic retelling of Rachel Resnick’s bestselling book, Love Junkie. The piece was performed by three local actors and was held at a Frank Pictures Art Gallery at Bergamot Station. The evening was a huge success and Rachel is working with the Geffen Playhouse on expanding the piece into a one woman show to premiere in several venues in Los Angeles.
Three Arts – The Performance Piece
An evening of creative arts at their finest – from storytelling, painting, and music to deliciously inspired food and drinks by S&S Bakery, Trader Joes and other local vendors – all presented at one of the most secret, fantastical hideouts in Los Angeles – Mi Alma Designs.
In this unique performance piece, author Carolyn Cohagan read from her captivating new fantasy novel The Lost Children on stage as painter Crystal Romero captured the action in real time on a large canvas that was projected on a 12 foot-high screen. Musician Aaron Robinson provided the heartbeat of the story, playing an original soundtrack on acoustic guitar.
Romance & Reality
An evening of literary & gourmet treats at Fancifull Gift Baskets in Hollywood, featuring bestselling romance authors Jessica Barksdale Inclan and Syrie James and dating experts Julie Spira and Sascha Rothchild in an exciting exploration of the secrets, fantasies and realities of romance. To sweeten the selection of stimulating reads by the authors, the knowledgeable staff at Fancifull Gift Baskets provided an offering of fine wines, scrumptious chocolates, and other gourmet treats.
A mixed arts gala extravaganza, sponsored by the Los Angeles Art Association and Summerwood Winery, featuring bestselling author Elizabeth Rosner and emerging artists Ryan McCann, Denise Niziri, and Sage Gracie in an exciting mixed media adventure of Mixed Media Pyrography, 3-D Household Art, and Literary Fiction to celebrate inspiration and the creative process.
Literary Vaudeville “Jews You Might Not Want to Invite to Passover”
A lovely afternoon of wickedly Jewish storytelling, comedy, and music at The Last Bookstore in downtown Los Angeles. Delicious Jewish appetizers and beverages will be served. You may also enjoy the video of the event below.
Mike Edison on tour with his book “Dirty! Dirty! Dirty!”
Ranconteur, author and wild man Mike Edison celebrates the release of his new book Dirty! Dirty! Dirty! with a special performance fronting The Space Liberation Micro Arkestra: Filthy stories, rock ‘n’ roll, dirty blues, psychedelic comedy, and crazy outer space sounds. Check out the video!