What I Do…

I’ve had the privilege of working in the marketing and public relations fields for over 25 years. Much of my background is in university media relations where I also worked as a crisis communications consultants for major universities. For the last ten years I’ve been helping authors sell more books with less marketing. My daughter (a fiction author) and I hosted an award-winning podcast called The Smarty Pants Book Marketing Podcast for 136 episodes before I decided to pursue a dream to start a ministry for women with a close friend.

Currently, I am writing Bible studies and co-hosting a podcast for a new faith-based ministry called Women Finishing Well. You can find me there at womenfinishingwell.com

I still help authors build platforms for their brands but now I’m concentrating on working more with Christian authors. So if you’re interested in resources to build your platform as a Christian communicator, please go to

You can still contact me at chris@cksyme.com for more information


Listen to our award-winning podcast…

The Smarty Pants Book Marketing Podcast is not currently adding new episodes but there is a wealth of information in our three seasons currently published. My motto is, “less is more.” Learn what to keep, what to quit, and what to question. In 2018, the podcast was chosen as one of the top six book marketing podcasts out there by Digital Book World. Take a listen. You’ll be glad you did.

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Listen to my new podcast…

In June 2019 I launched The Women Finishing Well podcast with my co-host Diane Bradley as part of the launch of a new ministry for Christian women called–you guessed it–Women Finishing Well. It’s aimed at Baby Boomers who want to finish well and leave a legacy of faith. Give it a listen. We are also on Facebook if you want to check us out there.

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