Lesley Marlo first honed her writing chops in the public speaking industry, followed by executive positions in corporate communications and publishing, where she gained keen insight into what makes saleable writing and how to build engaging brands.
A full-time writer and editor for over 25 years, Lesley founded ExpertCopy in 1996, quickly becoming the go-to copywriting resource for Fortune 500 companies to individuals with a message to share. The company’s work has earned numerous IAC, WMA and W3 awards.
Through a team of seasoned writers and editors, ExpertCopy continues serving the corporate sector while its publishing division is dedicated to helping aspiring and experienced authors communicate their messages, tell their stories, publish books, gain bestseller status and build personal brands into lucrative careers.
Lesley has personally ghostwritten and co-authored several bestselling books and is published under her own name, two pen names and as a ghostwriter in hundreds of lifestyle and trade magazines, books and websites. Her passions are travel, writing, the moon, her dog Jake, socializing with interesting people and helping authors fulfill their dreams.
Marilyn Murray Willison
Marilyn Murray Willison is the recipient of the Florida Writers’ Association 2015 Royal Palm Literary Award for her sixth book, ONE WOMAN, FOUR DECADES, EIGHT WISHES: A JOURNALIST’S MEMOIR OF CHALLENGE, CHANGE AND GROWTH. She has also lectured to thousands of South Floridians about her fifth non-fiction book, THE SELF-EMPOWERED WOMAN: 17 CHARACTERISTICS OF HIGH ACHIEVERS.
Willison has written for the Sunday Times of London, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post. THE SELF-EMPOWERED WOMAN offers her unique look at a wide variety of achievers, including Meredith Vieira, Joan Rivers, Oprah, Celine Dion, Diane Sawyer, and Maya Angelou, among many others.