“I'll Get Your Message Out”
Randy Ray has worked as a freelance publicist for seven years, helping line up interviews and other events for a variety of clients, including authors, charitable organizations, professional speakers and businesses. He developed an aptitude for the publicity game while helping set up interviews across Canada for books he has co-written and while selling his ideas as a freelance writer.
He has lined up more than 500 media spots for his books and hundreds of interviews for his clients with media outlets in North America and around the world. (see Media Placements)
Randy also works as a speaker management agent for professional speakers based in Ottawa, Montreal and Dartmouth. (see Speaker Management Services)
Randy worked as a reporter for the London Free Press in London, Ont. for 13 years, including three years as the paper's Parliament Hill correspondent. Since leaving the newspaper to work as a freelance writer, he has co-written nine books about Canada and contributed to five others, handled media relations for a variety of clients and worked as a publicist. He is a member of Ottawa Independent Writers (OIW), a 160-member organization that represents the interests of authors, publishers, freelance writers and illustrators. He is OIW's director of publicity.
He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Applied Journalism Degree from Ryerson University in Toronto. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario with his wife Janis.