The Crew

About BadRedhead Media/Rachel Thompson:

About BadRedhead Media @BadRedheadMedia

Rachel Thompson is the author of the award-winning, bestselling Broken Places (one of IndieReader’s “Best of 2015” top books and 2015 Honorable Mention Winner in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Book Festivals), and the multi award-winning Broken Pieces, as well as two additional humor books, A Walk In The Snark and Mancode: Exposed. Rachel is represented by literary agent Lisa Hagan, and published by ShadowTeamsNYC.

Her BadRedhead Media 30-day Book Marketing Challenge will be released Fall, 2016, an essential guide for any author needing practical daily assignments to learn how to market their books.

She owns BadRedhead Media, creating effective social media and book marketing campaigns for authors. Her articles appear regularly in The Huffington Post, IndieReader.comThe San Francisco Book Review (BadRedhead Says…), Feminine Collective,,,, and Self-Publishers Monthly.

Not just an advocate for sexual abuse survivors, Rachel is the creator and founder of the hashtag phenomenon#MondayBlogs, the weekly live Twitter chat, #SexAbuseChat, co-hosted with certified therapist/survivor, Bobbi Parish (every Tuesday, 6pm pst/9pm est), and #BookMarketingChat (every Wednesday 6pm pst/9pm est), helping authors learn all kinds of great tips to market their books!

She hates walks in the rain, running out of coffee, and coconut. She lives in California with her family.

Melissa Flickinger: 

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Since January 2015, Melissa assisted authors in project management, book marketing management, and administrative assistance as the lead book manager with a hybrid publishing company.

Founding her own Author Assistance business Melissa Flick’s Author Services in 2016, Melissa is passionate about helping authors through the publishing and marketing process.

Melissa currently co-hosts #BookMarketingChat with founder & host, Rachel Thompson (@BadRedHeadMedia) Every Wednesday 6pm PST/ 9pm EST.

     She is a self-proclaimed book nerd and coffee addict.

Melissa Flick’s Author Assistance (Business Site) | M.L. Flickinger (Blog) | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

Barb Drozdowich:

Barb DrozdowichSocial Media and WordPress Consultant Barb Drozdowich has taught at Colleges and Universities, trained technical personnel in the banking industry and, most recently, used her expertise to help dozens of authors develop the social media platform needed to succeed in today’s fast evolving publishing world. She has published 6 books to help authors with various parts of their author platform, she owns Bakerview Consulting and manages the popular Romance Book blog, Sugarbeat’s Books.

Bakerview Consulting Website (Business Site) | Barb Drozdowich (Author Site) | Sugarbeat’s Books (Book Blog) | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Pinterest

Naomi Blackburn:

Naomi BlackburnNaomi Blackburn, owner of The Author CEO, a consultation firm dedicated to helping independent authors navigate the development of strategic business plans and the marketing world, holds an MBA and has worked in the field of business development, sales and consulting for 12 years. A former social worker, she has helped hundreds of clients meet their life goals. A top 1% Goodreads reviewer, she comes to the world of books from a reader/reviewer’s perspective. She strives to help authors achieve their goals by teaching them to think of themselves as CEO/entrepreneur of a small business and helping them negotiate the business side of selling books.

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