At Pace Public Relations, we always look for new and creative ways we can help our clients gain maximum exposure. In 2011, we opened a Literary Agency division to PPR, where we collaborate with clients on book proposals and then pitch them to the top publishing houses in the country. Our first book project was Jeff Ashton’s “Imperfect Justice,” published by Harper Collins. Ashton tells in this book his story of prosecuting Casey Anthony. The book reached #3 on the NYT Best Sellers list and is currently in production as a made-for-tv movie on the Lifetime Network (starring Rob Lowe!). We currently have two other projects in the works, which you can read about on this page. If you have an idea for a book, please send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org
Filled with explosive new information, this is the definitive inside story of the case that captivated the nation and the verdict that no one saw coming.
It was the trial that stunned America, the verdict that shocked us all. On July 5, 2011, nearly three years after her initial arrest, Casey Anthony walked away, virtually scot-free, from one of the most sensational murder trials of all time. She’d been accused of killing her daughter, Caylee, but the trial only left behind more questions: Was she actually innocent? What really happened to Caylee? Was this what justice really looked like?
In Imperfect Justice, prosecutor Jeff Ashton, one of the principal players in the case’s drama, sheds light on those questions and much more, telling the behind-the-scenes story of the investigation, the trial, and the now-infamous verdict. Providing an inside account of the case, Ashton, a career prosecutor for the state of Florida, goes where the press and pundits have only speculated, detailing what really happened during the investigation, showing how the prosecution built their case, and explaining how a woman so shrouded in suspicion was proclaimed innocent.
Moving beyond the simple explanations, Ashton offers an in-depth look at the complex figure of Casey Anthony, a woman whose lies he spent three years trying to understand. And yet this focus on Casey came with its own risks; here he details how this widespread fixation on Casey—both in the media and in the trial—may have undermined the case itself. As everyone got caught up in the quest to understand the supposed villain, somehow the victim, Caylee, was all but forgotten—not just to the public, but more important, to the jury.
Dr. Brian Russell
Stop Moaning, Start Owning: How Entitlement is Ruining America and How Personal Responsibility Can Fix It
In this long-overdue book, Dr. Brian Russell exposes the complaints that have the most destructive effects on Americans and, by extension, on America today. First, he helps us understand the damage we have done to ourselves, our relationships, kids, careers, and our country by misunderstanding what “the pursuit of happiness” really means, failing to differentiate wants from needs, and externalizing blame for our own failures.
In the second part he explains how we got so off-track, leading to an “Age of Entitlement,” and the “saving grace” that calls us back to personal responsibility. He then reveals how so many of us have abdicated personal responsibility and, consequently, power over our lives.
Finally, we learn how to engage in transformative change by embracing and encouraging personal accountability and responsibility. Dr. Russell empowers us to reassert control over our individual and collective destinies and teaches us how to leverage the transformative power of life’s “perspective-preserver”: gratitude.