Jennifer Vance

Marketing Director

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

Jenn can (and does) do it all — from publicity to digital marketing to design, her passion for representing stories in the most strategic way possible shines through in her enthusiastic and thoughtful interactions with authors. She often shares her expertise when speaking with writers groups and leading workshops at book conferences.

Her interest in a wide variety of genres benefits our Books Forward authors, as she thinks creatively about everything from true crime to powerful memoirs to nostalgic young adult fiction. She spends time personally connecting with each author’s story and thinking about the best way to make their particular work sparkle.

A former newspaper copy editor and page designer, she knows how to best capture the attention of journalists and news staff for Books Forward authors, with her tenacious outreach and innovative approaches. Her talent for design also translates to her love of creating unique materials for custom book swag boxes, book club kits and beyond.

Jenn lives outside Atlanta in a household ruled by three orange cats. If you ride in a car with her, she WILL force you to sing show tunes at the top of your lungs.