Jackie Karneth

Senior Publicist

“How lucky you are to have Jackie represent you. We are thankful to work with this intelligent and super motivated soul. She’s a dynamo and I am incredibly grateful to her.” – Jet Widick, poet and author

Jackie Karneth at Books Forward was such a support, so enthusiastic and responsive. She was always available for me, to prepare me for upcoming events, answer my questions, and talk me down when I got attacks of first-timer nerves. I highly recommend Books Forward.” – Robin Clifford Wood, author of The Field House

As a publicist, Jackie is a creative strategist and an enthusiastic cheerleader for our authors. She is known for her thoughtfulness, responsiveness and attention to detail. She helps our authors understand the unfamiliar aspects of publishing and promotion, and guides them each step of the way while working together to reach their goals.

She has dual degrees in Publishing and English Literature from Nashville’s Belmont University (where she was also the Poetry Editor of the Belmont Literary Review). Her enthusiasm for the written word is both visceral and contagious — and her recommendations will inspire you to read stories you may have never thought to read. She loves to help our authors share their stories and reach new and unexpected audiences.

A New Hampshire-native from a family of engineers, she fell in love with storytelling’s ability to unite different people with different lived experiences.