“I would like to rave about the job Jennifer is doing for me. I am beyond pleased and impressed. She is getting gigs for me and is super responsive and encouraging. I just love a ‘can do’ attitude.” – Jodie Eckleberry-Hunt, author of the irreverent, laugh-out-loud Move on Motherf*cker: Live, Laugh, and Let Sh*t Go
“I felt like I was everywhere. I couldn’t keep up with promoting everything on my social media. Jennifer Vance was incredibly supportive and fun to work with. I honestly did not know what to expect going in. I just wanted someone to ‘do it for me’ and that’s what happened. Like magic, I’d get an email asking if such and such a date was ok for a podcast or radio show, or with a list of questions for a print interview.” – Lori Duff, award winning writer and popular humor blogger for various outlets
Originally from a small town in northern Louisiana, Jenn was raised by a family that nourished her creativity. She credits her mom for raising a reader, taking her to the library multiple times per week. A self-professed lover of books from nail-biting tales of true crime to powerful memoirs to nostalgic young adult fiction, she reads a bit of everything. Her passion for a wide variety of genres shines through her interactions with authors, as she personally connects to their stories and enthusiastically represents their craft.
Jenn moved to Baton Rouge for her college years where she remained after graduation to work as a copy editor and page designer at the newspaper, The Advocate. Having read numerous press releases throughout her journalism career, Jenn knows how to best capture the attention of journalists and news staff with titles from Books Forward clients. Her passion for design also translates to her love for creating unique materials for her authors’ swag boxes.
Still in Baton Rouge, Jenn strives to promote literacy and reading in any way she can, and part of her work as a publicist allows her to connect communities to the written word. While she’s always thoughtfully championing for her authors, when “off-the-clock,” Jenn can probably be found hanging around her two cats, or cheering on the Braves.