Porochista Khakpour

Brendan Fredericks is the greatest publicist I have ever met in my life—and I have worked with several as an author at various publishing houses and as a journalist at various publications. I am not alone in this—many writers, including those who haven't even worked with him, know this or know of this. He is known in our circles as 'the rockstar publicist' and for good reason. He is a powerhouse! He made my Australian book tour the best experience of my life—and that includes meticulous correspondence many months in advance and then world-class treatment at the actual festivals and events. Brendan was always at my side not just because he had to be but because I wanted him to be—how rare that a publicist is not just an advocate and a representative, but a true friend! Brendan gets artists and creative types because I am convinced that deep down he is one! His combination of unstoppable energy, off-the-charts enthusiasm, boundless kindness, incredible book and street smarts made him an indispensable part of my life in the last year, and I hope beyond. I count myself as one of the luckiest writers on earth to have crossed paths with such a legendary human!

—Porochista Khakpour, The Last Illusion

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