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Dana Kaye

Owner/Publicist

Dana Kaye received her B.A. in Fiction Writing from Columbia College Chicago. After college, she worked as a freelance writer and book critic. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Time Out Chicago, Crimespree Magazine, Windy City Times, Bitch Magazine, and on GapersBlock.com. This experience has been crucial to her publicity career: she has the contacts and necessary industry insight to form pertinent, widespread media campaigns.

Dana is known for her innovative ideas and knowledge of current trends. She frequently speaks on the topics of social media, branding, and publishing trends, and her commentary has been featured on websites like The Huffington Post, Little Pink Book, and NBC Chicago. She is also the author of Your Book, Your Brand: A Step-By-Step Guide to Launching Your Book and Boosting Sales, available 9/20/16 from Diversion Books.

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Melissa Jo Hill

Digital Marketing Assistant

Melissa Jo Hill earned her BA in English from Indiana University. Before joining Kaye Publicity, she worked as a community manager for a software company, freelance web developer and designer, blogger, and social media marketing manager.

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Julia Borcherts

Publicist

Julia Borcherts received her M.F.A in Creative Writing and her M.A. in the Teaching of Writing from Columbia College Chicago. Before joining Kaye Publicity, she was the Theater and “Eat. Drink. Do.” columnist for RedEye (a high-circulation Chicago Tribune publication) and has written extensively for Time Out Chicago, Windy City Times, ChicagoBoxing.com and many other publications. She is also the co-founder of the popular Reading Under the Influence live lit series and an adjunct professor in the Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago.

These experiences have earned her a reputation as a well-known and respected resource for connecting and advising authors, media professionals and others in the publishing and event production communities.

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