Community & Business

4 June, 2024

Leonardi a global star

JULATTEN author Crystal Leonardi has made her name known globally after coming in the top three in two major national awards this month.

Local author Crystal Leonardi has been recognised internationally for her achievements in publishing.
Local author Crystal Leonardi has been recognised internationally for her achievements in publishing.

Ms Leonardi has taken out a bronze award in the 2024 Telly Awards for her book trailer and a bronze in the Women Changing the World Awards – Woman in Literature, which was held in the UK. 

Her book trailer series was named Best Social Video in Media & Entertainment in the record breaking 45th Annual Telly Awards, which honours excellence in video and television across all screens.

Ms Leonardi joined winners such as Adobe, Calvin Klein, ESPN, LinkedIn, Mother Jones, MTV Entertainment Studios, NASA, the LA Clippers (NBA), PlayStation Studios, Sawhorse Productions and TelevisaUnivison in the winning line up. 

"I began creating MP4 clips as an entertaining, captivating and engaging way of promoting Bowerbird Publishing titles, during their pre-launch phase,” she said. 

“The feedback I received from authors, media and publishing agents, gave me the confidence to enter some of my best work; book trailers for titles, Isherwood’s Australia, TickleTouch, Rose Red, and Weighed Down, by authors Alan Isherwood, Chantal Munro, Jeremy Thomas, and Mary Pearson respectively. 

“I feel extremely proud to have debuted these titled on an international stage in this way.”

In the UK, Ms Leonardi’s work was shared among some of the most influential women across the world at the Women Changing the World Awards.

The Women Changing the World Awards presented by Dr Tererai Trent, celebrates and recognises women achieving outstanding success in areas such as sustainability, humanitarian work, leadership, advocacy, tech, product development, education, health and innovation. 

The awards are designed to recognise the growing number of women who are leading the way in making the world a better place for us all and inspire other women to answer the call to take action.

“Although my heart was beating fast in anticipation for the announcement, to hear my name called as a winner was absolutely overwhelming,” Ms Leonardi said. 

“Receiving this recognition internationally, is the most unexpected honour.”

To watch Ms Leonardi’s trailers and to learn more, visit


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