Akasha Lin Garnier

Then & Now


Akasha first started writing Gothic stories to entertain her Halloween guests in the Twin Cities.  Her college radio station nominated her to be Production Director and “the voice of WMMR”. Her crush on Chicago began with her dance show featuring house music and her radio debut as "Lady Bass". Akasha and her DJ friends would drive to Chicago for music, concerts and clubbing. Fortunately the first promo proposal she ever wrote said ‘yes’, so she continued to round out her writing, PR and diplomatic skills in alternative radio, concert production and travel from sea to shining sea.
Akasha’s proud of her work as a writer, producer and actress; she balanced freelance work as writer and event manager in Minneapolis,

Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, London, Paris/Cannes, Maui and Hawaii’s Big Island.  She enjoys giving back through her volunteer tutoring in composition and presentation skills to cultivate a love of the written word.

Some of this actually happened...

​Through her writing and event career Akasha Garnier has been inspired by a boatload of interesting characters and A-list clients.

Akasha now blends her event background and bon voyages to create an amalgam of characters that will come to life in a travel thriller series (2.5 books written; many more stories to tell).

"I felt compelled to write a recommendation for Akasha because yet again, this woman consistently produces outstanding writing and productions...and delivers service beyond compare. You cannot go wrong if you contract with her. She's amazing!"

~ Shelley S.: William Morris Reader, Writer, Producer

Recent projects: Her first screenplay "Influence" was co-written and produced with music and film colleagues in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota; the short film played at the Claremont-Ferrand Festival in France and went into talks with HBO. Akasha played the lead role and then moved to Marina del Rey, CA to promote the film, expand the production company hone her craft as a writer.   


Chicago Wedding Giveaway: Partnered with her event, beauty, film, photography and sailing friends to produce two dream weddings held on Lake Michigan. The second wedding drew guests from 14 states; guests were then greeted by The Chicago Blackhawks and the Stanley Cup as they boarded their sailing vessel. 

Promotions Director, Chicago Premiere of "Moon Over Buffalo".

Chicago Tall Ships, 2010 and "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" premiere, Writer/Producer

Capt. Sparrow photo shoot and scripts for 22 ships.

Winner of Best Charter Boat Red Witch 2009, 2010 and 2012

(Illinois Meetings & Events)
Winner of Best Chicago Events 2010 (Red Carpet Concierge)
Marketing Contest Winner: Green business, Castle in Hawaii, 2010
Travel Writer covering The Oscars’ Red Carpet and soiree scene, 2011


Writer/Producer/Director, short films "Le Ricette" and "The Italian Burmuda Triangle", "Check, Please?"

Nando Milano, Michelin-recommended Italian restaurant in Wicker Park, Chicago  2013-2018


Before the travel thriller series Akasha set off on a pilgrimage for inspiration.

Highlights included:
William Shakespeare’s birthplace
Île Sainte-Marguerite (actual prison site which inspired Alexandre Dumas’The Man in the Iron Mask

Cinque Terre

17 awards for marketing and branding with clients

3 millions views per month on her Akasha Garnier author blog and branding/entrepreneur blog (2016-present).

Work in progress: Davanti thriller series in novel and film

"There is no one I have met that is as innovative, energetic, and has a knack for creating the best productions as Akasha does. Her keen sense of organization, dedication, creativity, and professional demeanor let her clients have a fabulous production every time! I look forward to working with Akasha on some more productions with her crew!~ Anthony Navarro: author, award-winning planner and producer, Liven it Up

​​"This is the REAL deal. No one will believe what actually happened - but it makes for a great story!" ~ J. Silva: champion surfer, Owner/ 

A-list tour guide Silva Water Sports

"One of the smartest, most creative people I have ever met. Akasha's got a great sense for storytelling, business and bringing out the best in people.  Incredibile (said enthusiastically with a Sicilian accent)!! ~ Dario Vullo: Owner, Award-winning Nando Milano Trattoria.

See us both on Chicago's Best Italian TV episode. ​​

"WOW, that was amazing...BRILLIANT! I got really taken in!" Liz S.: host of  BooksGoSocial.com #ShineThroughTheNoise reading

Hear the Secrets to Shine Through the Noise chapter reading from Dublin, Ireland (7 minutes)

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