PhotobucketBookSparksPR Founder Crystal Patriarche has an extensive background and education in public relations and journalism. An Arizona State University graduate with a degree in journalism and emphasis in public relations, Patriarche has more than ten years experience. She’s taken a life-long passion for books and writing, stellar education and experience in public relations, and fused them together for her dream career of being a book publicist and writer.

As a nationally published journalist, Patriarche infuses her intimate understanding of how journalists think to her public relations campaigns. Her work has appeared in Pregnancy magazine, Women’s Health & Fitness, The Indianapolis Star, and on top websites including, (the #1 rated website in the world for women), Family Circle and Working Mother– and other media outlets. She writes about books, publishing, women’s health, family, parenting , career and lifestyle features. She has helped her clients appear in major magazines, newspapers, radio and television and multiple places online – from Entertainment Weekly to O magazine to Redbook to Woman’s Day to CNN to Yahoo! Shine to iVillage to USA Today to The Washington Post and much more.

Since 1999, Patriarche has been providing stellar public relations and publicity results for Fortune 500 and small companies as well as debut and bestselling authors. Naturally, she’s developed an unmatched following of clients, media and vertical partners in corporate America and publishing along the way.

She is deeply committed to giving back and paying it forward! Currently, BookSparksPR supports Reach Out and Read Arizona (ROAR) and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, an organization near and dear to Crystal.

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