See what our clients have to say about us! Check out our testimonials below.

Now, settle in and meet the Pub-Craft Team:



Laurie Cooper

Laurie Cooper launched her own online business, “Pub-Craft: Virtual Assistance and Promotion Management for Romance Authors” in October 2013. Since then, Laurie and her team have helped over 95 clients to New York Times and USA Today bestseller status. Laurie began working in the industry under the guidance of New York Times Bestselling Author, Opal Carew, and quickly transitioned from an independent public-relations consultant to a full-time business owner, creative project manager, and international speaker. Now, Laurie and her team of Romance Specialists deliver virtual assistance, creative consulting, promotion management and more, with the goal of “Giving you more time to write!”.

While Laurie works with authors from around the world, she calls Ottawa, Ontario her home. She loves to travel whenever she can escape her cluttered desk – even if it’s just a trip to the cottage. In between work and travel, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, scrapbooking, reading, downing pots of coffee, and plotting to rule the world, or dancing under the moon (whichever is more convenient at the time). Laurie Cooper graduated from Carleton University in 2012 with combined High Honours in Communication studies and Global Politics, Concentration in Image, Politics and Persuasion, and a Minor in Law.



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Marissa Caldwell

Marissa Caldwell became close friends with Laurie Cooper at the beginning of their studies at Carleton University in 2008. After graduation, she went on to complete law school at the University of Ottawa, and graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in April 2015. She jumped at the chance to join the Pub-Craft Team, and became Laurie’s first full-time employee soon after.

In Marissa’s spare time, she is a romance-reading, cupcake-pushing Shakespeare-lover with the super power to fashion jewellery and tiny little figures out of clay. Her life is a too-well-cultivated collage of small-time theatre roles, comic conventions, golden foods, pugs, and romance.

Now, as Laurie Cooper’s official partner in crime and second-hand, she has become Pub-Craft’s Street Team Specialist, and self-termed ‘Queen of Talent’. Because Laurie made the mistake of letting her pick her own title. Day-to-day, Marissa assists authors with live hosting and marketing, copy-editing, ghosting, bio-writing, advertising, social media, street team management – and anything else their clients need! Pub-Craft is an ever-growing and ever-changing company, so Marissa learns something new just about every day – and loves every minute of it!

Let’s be friends.



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Kate Boone

Kate Boone is Pub-Craft’s resident Promotions Jedi and Scribe. She graduated from Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communications in 2012 with an honours degree in journalism and has worked in the online marketing industry ever since. She is very happy to be able to put her B.J. to good use here at Pub-Craft.

A certified pun-master, Kate enjoys writing copy, scripts, blog posts and has a passion for using social media to engage with others and promote content in as many different ways as possible – Facebook and Instagram being among her favourite social platforms.

As an avid book-lover, she is thrilled to now be a part of the Pub-Craft Team and is eager to learn even more about the industry. Kate also loves theatre (it’s how she met Marissa!), Star Wars, and may secretly be a cat-lady in disguise.



Want to start working with our team? Check out our services page to see how we can give you more time to write – and contact us with any questions, any time! 😀


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Have you worked with Pub-Craft? We want to hear from you! Please contact us with your thoughts – and to say ‘Hi!”.

“Pub-craft made my bestseller dreams come true! I couldn’t have done it without them!”

Julie Cross
International Bestselling Author

“When I think of Pub-Craft and the staff that run it, I think amazing. I have used their service multiple times when promoting a book or set and I am never disappointed at their kindness, support and the dedication they give to each project.”

Yvette Hines
USA Today Bestselling Author

“I highly recommend Pub-Craft. Their audio package performed way beyond any expectations I might have had!”

Carly Phillips
NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author

“Pub-Craft helped me launch my new scifi romance series right! Thanks to their help, my book, Abducted, made it to number 3 on the Amazon scifi romance list without being in Kindle Unlimited. Definitely recommended!”

NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author

“The women at Pub Craft are pros all the way. Organized and helpful and simply fun to work with, they especially know the world of advertising. My campaign was not only well-executed, it brought measurable results!”

Clare James
Romance Author

“A while back, I set out to find a Virtual Assistant so that I could spend more time writing and less time pulling my hair out—a scenario to which most independent writers can relate. A fellow novelist recommended Pub-Craft, and, having worked with Marissa and Laurie for months, I too can highly recommend them. Their service is amazingly prompt, friendly and helpful, and my stress level has gone down exponentially since I began working with them. I have absolute faith that when I need something done, it will be covered, and always with a smile and a wonderful demeanor–which is really important to me, particularly when it comes to communicating with readers.
I can’t say enough good things about them.”

Carina Wilder
NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author