Lese Dunton is the founder of The New Sun, whose mission is "to find the best in life and give it good coverage." She began publishing on newsprint in 1990, raised capital, and brought it to the web in 1994. People magazine said, "It has caught the eye of high-placed optimists."
Ms. Dunton is the author of six books, most recently Charlotte's New York Adventure, a 3-book funny series about a little girl who teams up with the Statue of Liberty and becomes the mayor of New York. Before that, Simple Advice for a Happy Life, a picture book illustrated by Raggedy Anne creator Johnny Gruelle, Betsy and the Golden Room, an action-adventure tale, and Mystics in the City (2011), a series of interviews on spiritual subjects.
Since then, her company Dunton Publishing has helped clients to self-publish their print books, e-books, and audiobooks. DP is also developing an audio platform called Talkettes, which enables 15-second soundbites.
In her work with The New Sun, she has interviewed George Harrison, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Pulitzer Prize-winner Jimmy Breslin, Governor Mario Cuomo, President Jimmy Carter, tennis champ John McEnroe, and folk singer Judy Collins, among many others, while simultaneously editing the publication. In addition to People magazine, TNS has been featured on CNN, NY1, WOR, and National Public Radio. In 2005, Lese produced and hosted The New Sun Radio Show on WBAI FM Radio. (Click here for 1-minute excerpt.)
Lese has held a variety of positions including writer, editor, artist, and producer for CBS Television, The Village Voice, The New York Daily News, Life magazine and The Wall Street Journal. She was also Interim Director of Communications for The Riverside Church.
Her articles have appeared in The New York Daily News, The New York Post, Edible Manhattan, and Celebrate With Style.
Her short stories have been published in the collection books Christmas Through the Eyes of a Child and My Dog is My Hero (Adams Media). She has written and narrated audiobooks for Reading Town publishers and is a voiceover artist for Studio Center.
In the healthcare field she was the outreach/partnership coordinator and market researcher for the Midtown Center for Complementary Care, publicist for NY Presbyterian Hospital's Department of Complementary Medicine, and market researcher for St. Vincent's Holistic Health Center. For The New Sun, she created the popular Health Library section.
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