Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday Author Interview: Brittany Stalsburg, co-author of '52 Reasons To Vote For Hillary'

Brittany Stalsburg is a communications strategist and creator of the feminist blog, Women Want To Be On Top. She writes about politics and gender issues regularly. As a strategist, Brittany has helped dozens of organizations develop and refine their message to communicate with a variety of audiences.

Her work has been published in several academic journals and books and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Pollie Awards for issue campaigns and the New York American Association of Public Opinion Research (NYAAPOR) Best Paper Award.

Brittany holds a PhD in political science from Rutgers University and a BA in political science and women’s studies from Providence College.



Bernard Whitman is a Democratic Party political pollster and strategist in the United States. He makes regular appearances on Fox News, and has appeared as a commentator and strategist on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox Business, ABC and Al Jazeera America.

He is the author of 52 Reasons To Vote For Obama and has been a pollster to political candidates such as Bill Clinton and Michael Bloomberg. Bernard has been involved in the past eight U.S. presidential campaigns and has served as strategic advisor to numerous heads of state, Fortune 500 CEOs, and some of the world’s leading issue advocacy organizations and nonprofit institutions.

Whitman is the President and founder of Whitman Insight Strategies, a strategic consulting firm that conducts polls and market research to advise corporations, political leaders, and issue-advocacy organizations. He is a three-time recipient of the David Ogilvy Excellence in Research Award, and pioneered the development of The Political Model to identify the “swing” consumer, and the messages and media channels that can unlock additional votes for a brand or cause.
He is an alumnus of Brown University, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal, West Africa
 

Visit the authors online:
WEBSITE | TWITTER (Bernard) TWITTER (Brittany) | FACEBOOK | GOODREADS

About the Book:

Title: 52 Reasons To Vote For Hillary
Authors: Bernard Whitman & Brittany Stalsburg
Publisher: Prospecta Press
Pages: 160
Genre: Nonfiction/Politics

Reasons to Vote for Hillary is a comprehensive guide and re-introduction to Hillary Clinton’s career and life history to help voters understand why she is the best candidate to lead America forward into the 21st century.
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Thanks for this interview, Brittany. Can we begin by having you tell us about yourself from a writer’s standpoint?

I am a communications strategist by day, but writing is my passion. My co-author also works in this industry and shares my love for both writing and politics, which is why we decided to write this book together. I also regularly contribute articles about gender and leadership to the Huffington Post, Bustle, and Changeboard, among other general interest media outlets.

When not writing, what do you like to do for relaxation and/or fun?

In the summer, I love going to my beach house in Connecticut, near where I grew up. I like to cook when I have time and am always looking for new and exciting recipes.

Would you say it’s been a rocky road for you in regards to getting your book written and published or pretty much smooth sailing?  Can you tell us about your journey?

My co-author and I work very well together, so the collaboration was very smooth. The hardest part was keeping up motivation to meet deadlines. I had to take breaks and start again once I had more energy to really sit through a writing session and get things done.

If you had to summarize your book in one sentence, what would that be?

52 Reasons To Vote For Hillary is a comprehensive guide and reintroduction to Hillary Clinton’s record and life experience.

What makes your book stand out from the rest?

The book contains positive reasons to vote for Hillary Clinton, which is a stark contrast to the negativity we’ve seen in this election cycle. We believe it feels much better to vote FOR a candidate than AGAINST one, and that’s one of the reasons we wrote this book.

If your book was put in the holiday section of the store, what holiday would that be and why?

Maybe New Year’s, to represent a new beginning and the theme of moving forward with Hillary as president.

What’s next for you?

I will be spending the next 6 months traveling around the world and working on a project called Women of the World, which is a photo-journalism effort to give visibility and voice to women globally. Check out my blog, WomenWantToBeOnTop.com, for more information soon.