Accolades for Judy Katz from Clients and Colleagues
“Over a period of more than 15 years, I have been working closely with Judy Katz on a number of important books, including a seminal work for an author who was nominated for a National Book Award. Judy is a tiger–a brilliant and insightful one. As a publicist, she has all the important connections, and she is relentless and successful in getting a wide audience for her projects. As a book doctor and collaborator, she is quick to discern the heart of an author’s vision, and she’s amazingly skillful in helping that author to maximize his or her literary potential. She also is accessible, easy to work with, and the kind of cheerleader that every writer needs.”
—Al Zuckerman, distinguished literary agent and founder of world-renowned Writers House, whose list of New York Times bestselling authors is substantial; Al is also a former playwright, novelist, TV writer, and author of “Writing the Blockbuster Novel.
“Judy is a joy to work with. She brings a high level of intuition, and even more, the rare ability, in the collaborative process, to help a would-be author find his or her own voice.”
—Marla Schaefer, former co-chair and co-CEO, Claire’s Stores
“If I were looking for a ghost-writer, I would want an expert writer with a sharp sense of intuition and a profound understanding of my message and personality. I would also want frank feedback, tons of experience and a history of success – and it wouldn’t hurt if that person was connected to important agents and people in publishing as well. Judy Katz is all of this and more – a supremely talented and gifted writer, who is dedicated, responsible, efficient, generous and always on the mark. She will not only give you a brilliant product, but likely much more than the majority of ghost-writers out there would give you too. If I needed a book to be written, Judy would be my go-to person-without a doubt. She is a shining star and a blessing to anyone who has the privilege of working with her. Five stars-Two thumbs up-A winner all the way-no superlative would be an exaggeration if you’ve ever had the chance to work with her. I recommend Judy as a writer (and publicist) without any hesitation and with the highest regard for professionalism, excellence and getting the job done! “
—Srinivasan Pillay, M.D., Harvard Psychiatrist, CEO of the NeuroBusiness Group, and author of several popular business and inspirational books, including the self-help book “The Science Behind the Law of Attraction.”
“Srinivasan Pillay is a genius. What more can I say about Judy Katz that he didn’t already nail–except that she’s lovable too!”
—Dian Griesel, Ph.D., CEO & Founder, Investor Relations Group, cofounder, Business School of Happiness; prolific author of numerous business, health, wellness and inspirational books, including the soon to be released “TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat-Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust.”
“It is always a pleasure working with Judy Katz on public relations outreach for my company. Her years of experience mixed with her unstoppable, ageless enthusiasm create theperfect package.”
—Laura Tufariello,founder and president, Design & Source Productions, award winning sustainable packaging company that assists multinational beauty, fashion, retail and food service brands to reduce the environment impact of their packaging. TerraSkin (paper made from stone) is one of the materials her company distributes.
“Judy Katz is disciplined and demanding. Still, working with her is a proud pleasure. Judy accepts a writer’s final authority yet has no hesitancy making suggestions – very often, blazingly good ones. The mix of this outstanding professional’s skills guides writers to their best work.”
--Hon. Robert Keith Gray, member of the Eisenhower Cabinet with subsequent close ties to five Presidents; pioneer who created the “public affairs” genre, and author of the bestseller “18 Acres Under Glass,” a Literary Guild selection, as well as a recently completed memoir.
“Working with Judy Katz for over 25 years has been a phenomenal experience. We have worked on many Public Relations, book and magazine projects over the years. I have always enjoyed her creativity, focus and ability to follow through on every project. I have also recommended her to many of my friends and colleagues over the years. I continue to enjoy our business and personal relationship.”
—Ted Liebowitz, CEO, Worldwide Media Group; founder and Adjunct Professor of the Liebowitz Entrepreneur Program at Brooklyn College School of Business.
“For several years I worked closely with Judy Katz in securing publicity and major media placement for a variety of clients in the publishing, scientific and entertainment worlds.
Judy is adept at pitching stories to major and regional print and broadcast media and excels in getting the placements. Judy is a talented writer and skillful in crafting the “pitch,” developing story lines, writing compelling press releases and establishing long-term relationships with both clients and key media personnel.
In addition, Judy is a tireless worker. She possess a work ethic rarely seen today — except perhaps in the most driven and focused entrepreneurs.
Working with Judy was always a joy. She is warm, friendly, tactful, and upbeat and at all times the consummate professional.”
—Anne Sellaro, co-founder, Perricone MD LLC, Cosmeceuticals, Nutriceuticals and Therapeutics
“Wow, what truly valuable service Judy Katz provides to the fledgling Author. Her insight into the literary process cuts through layers of confusion. Her pragmatic approach to laying out a critical path for the writing process, editing and publishing facilitated a mere idea to grow into a powerful force.
Thank you Judy, for helping me get my book done.”
—Dr. Leonard Molczan, Author of Decompress: Live Your Life Free From Back Pain
“Many of us think we have books inside us, and we either find a way to put the words on paper or we just dream about doing it. Among those we were pivotal in my book-writing journal, I first and foremost I want to acknowledge Judy Katz, my personal friend, who is a genius at finding, developing and promoting authors. Without Judy I would have lived only with my hopes and dreams of writing a book…
…Judy also helped me find not just any literary agent but THE agent. When my words were good enough, she introduced me to the greatest literary agent in the civilized world, Al Zuckerman at Writer’s House, who I am proud to say became my agent. Al turned the task of finding the right publisher into a Journey of Discovery. His never-ending belief in me and my work, his diligence and incredible help with titling and positioning with publishers gave me the confidence that we would find the best home for my book. His professionalism, wisdom and foresight were invaluable. To find the right home was his goal, and so he did.”
—Judith E. Glaser, founder and CEO, Benchmark Communications, global leadership coach and best-selling author.
“Judy Katz has the capacity to make people think and pay attention to those things in life that may make them uncomfortable but that they need to know. Drawing on a lifetime of experiences with some of the most challenging people and stories of our era, Katz is a true steel magnolia, with charm and grit. There is no better advocate for writers and thinkers and movers and shakers in the world. She has the knack for spinning stories and turning complicated notions into must read matters. Truly one who walks on water…and makes the impossible–possible.”
—Devra Lee Davis, Nobel Prize winning epidemiologist, world-renowned environmental expert and advocate, scientist, academic, and best-selling author (her When Smoke Ran Like Water was a National book Award finalist). Her latest book is Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Has Done to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family.
“In both her ghostwriting and PR strategies, Judy’s work is inspired Although my book project was based on writings in Japanese, it was clear that Judy’s passion to express the author’s true voice was not going to allow this language barrier to stand in her way. To me what she does is angel-writing rather than ghostwriting.”
—Yuki Oikawa, Chief Ambassador and Head Minister for Happy Science USA, a spiritual movement founded by Ryuho Okawa, with 12 million followers in 70 countries.