E. W. supports the Books Forward team and our beloved author family at the beginnings and ends of our campaigns–sort of like the Books Forward bookends. They are responsible for the smooth start of every campaign, gathering preliminary information needed ahead of a campaign’s launch, then coordinating book mailings to interested reviewers.
They are passionate about creative communication with our authors and readers. Never one for a cookie-cutter response (though they do sometimes order cookies on behalf of our authors), E prioritizes the personal. Upon entering the New Orleans office, they immediately brainstormed ways to have the workspace reflect the Books Forward culture and hand-painted letters to put quotes on the office walls.
E came to Books Forward after several years in property management, seeking a workplace where they could apply their managerial skills but with more room for creativity. A writer, E gravitates toward poetry and belief-suspending fiction (they are particularly fascinated by aliens). E’s TV is either on a Saints football game (their father is a former player) or the Disney Channel. And they are usually being followed by their three-year-old Boxer-German Shepherd mix Gryffindor. (If you couldn’t already tell: they’re also a big Harry Potter fan, having been to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal 12 times, coming home with a wand each of those times.)