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

Jennifer’s 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. A self-professed lover of books from nail-biting tails of true crime to powerful memoirs to nostalgic young adult fiction, she reads a bit of everything.

A former newspaper copy editor and page designer who used to be on the receiving end of numerous press releases and pitches, Jennifer 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 of creating unique materials for author swag boxes and book club kits.

Always thoughtfully championing her authors, Jennifer also 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.