“As a television producer, I book a lot of guests, and am responsible for well-produced segments, often working with tight deadlines. The Gal Friday team has taken the time and courtesy to understand BT’s product and knows what we expect. I can count on the team for solid pitches, thorough preparation and reliable communication – 3 things that make my job much easier, and give me the tools I need to carry out a well-produced segment”Tamara Slobogean, Breakfast Television Vancouver
Rachel Sentes is a professional writer and full-time publicist/CEO of gal-friday publicity, based in Vancouver, B.C. Her clients include actors, sports figures, publishers, top tier businesses and dog rescue associations. She specializes in building publicity platforms and garnering media bookings for authors,helping them negotiate their way through the ever-changing maze of the publishing world. Rachel has booked clients on CTV National, BNN, The Seattle Times, Global, Shaw, City TV, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, NewsTalk 1010, TSN, Bloomberg Radio and The Vancouver Sun, to name a few. Rachel helps authors who are planning to publish (or have just published), and need help with everything from deciding the right publishing path to e-book conversion, to ghostwriting and getting your book on store or virtual shelves.
I started out in the book industry working for Prospero Books ( now part of Indigo) in Ottawa and Toronto. In 1999, I became the regional book buyer for all of the Coles stores in B.C. In 2001, I became the Western Regional buyer for all of the large format stores ( Chapters, Indigo) in B.C. After leaving Indigo I became a full time agent. I have always worked in non-fiction and specialize in sports books ( they go well with a cigar and a good scotch). I live and work in Vancouver and enjoy watching NFL games on TV, reading, writing, playing tennis, and music, and in roughly that order.Oh yes, and I have an agent website: Brian J Wood Literary Agent- so you can check that out as well. Occasionally I write a blog or two on there.
Writer, Editor, Researcher and WordPress expert- Dr. Kyla Sentes received a PHD in political science and public health policy in 2010. She is the author of numerous articles and publications and was a Sessional lecturer at the University of Alberta for over five years. She is the founder of Dog Hair Included, http://www.doghairinc.com/ a dog accessories company that encourages recycling of materials to lower their carbon (dog) footprint and the CEO of Dr Kyla’s Emporium http://www.doctorkylasemporium.com/ Kyla has extensive expertise in research and editing, and her assessments of manuscripts and proposals are widely sought after for their honesty and clarity. Kyla has edited several books and is an expert in setting up wordpress websites for authors and small businesses.
|Matt Bone – Freelance Writer and UK Liaison I am the newest member of the Gal Friday team (they found me in an online bookstore doorway) living in Her Majesty’s England. Yes I do come complete with English accent and a martini in hand. I have a BA in Media and Broadcast Journalism and run my own freelance writing business at www.matthewjbone.co.uk. I have had worked featured with www.thegate.ca and have written for local BBC Radio as well. I love working on varied written projects and I am always willing to turn my hand to something different.
I am an avid reader and one day I will finish one of the many books I have on the go. Apparently they all have endings, some quite good I’m told. My passion for books is rivalled by my love of sports, films, music and of course gaming.
16 year old Lucy manages gal-friday from her Montreal office and oversees the day to day work that keeps people doing stuff! She is also the manager of Dog Hair Included- a dog accessory company and can often be seen travelling on her scooter with her pink helmet and doggles. Lucy is currently finishing her memoir and will be heading up the Grrr-friday publicity branch.
Pumpkin- Collections and Security
8 year old Pumpkin has a checkered past with some scars from battling zombies, (a spleenectomy), and collecting overdue accounts. Pumpkin is in charge of keeping gal and GRR-friday’s accounts in good standing. And trust us, his bite is worse than his bark.
Daisy- Office Greeter
10 year old Daisy is a super active greeter for the business. You can hear her for miles when we get a booking and she’s right there if you need to hand out refreshments or treats. You haven’t been greeted properly until you’ve been kissed by Daisy.