Elysse Wagner

Campaign Strategist

What a delight to speak with you and to learn as much as I did through our conversation. This all sounds wonderful and like just what we need for success. I’m impressed with your personal approach to tailor the proposal specifically for this book.– Elizabeth Whitehurst, author of Messenger

Literary lover and book enthusiast Elysse Wagner was born-and-raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.

She developed her love of books and writing as a Creative Writing – English major at the University of Cincinnati (a third-generation Bearcat!), where she was also a member of the Undergraduate English Society. A true Buckeye, she went on to get her Master’s degree in Communication from the University of Dayton.

Prior to joining the Books Forward team, Elysse worked as a content strategist in the nonprofit sector. She is also a seasoned book blogger and social media influencer, amassing a following of more than ten thousand avid readers who value her taste on books and more. She was even a trusted reviewer for Books Forward authors and championed the company’s talented writers before joining the Books Forward family.

Dreams really do come true (for us and Elysse!) as she landed a job with Books Forward and turned her passion into a full-time career. She now helps authors determine the most effective promotional path for their book releases and craft their brand.

She lives in Dayton, Ohio, with her husband, Nick, and their yellow lab, Murphy.