Tricia van Dockum began her publicity career working in the marketing department of Princess Cruises in Los Angeles. From there, Tricia worked in numerous publicity mediums, including crisis, product, entertainment public relations, and lastly working as a photo publicist for CBS Network before relocating to San Diego. It was there that she found she could combine her publicity experience with her love of books, working as a senior publicist in the San Diego office of Harcourt Trade Publishing for 5 ½ years. In September 2006, Tricia launched her own literary publicity agency, Ollie Media. Her clients include authors from FSG, HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Knopf, Naval Institute Press, Rodale, Northwestern University Press, and University of New Mexico Press, as well as smaller presses and independent publishers. Tricia lives in Point Loma with her husband Mike and daughter Olivia, the inspiration and namesake for her business.