Layne Mandros


“Layne was phenomenal. She was both the epitome of professionalism and also very warm and personable. She did a lot with a little; as a virtual unknown, she got placements in many outlets and really helped me have far more of a presence than I could have alone. Many thanks.” – Gail Marlene Schwartz, author of the coming-of-age queer love story Falling Through the Night

“I have had such a great experience with Books Forward. Layne has worked so hard for me and with me. I am grateful I was paired up with her.” – Alicia Blando, author of Open for Interpretation

“I am so pleased with the results and so glad I had the opportunity to work with you!” – Michael Eon, author of These Things Happen

A literary omnivore and passionate book influencer, Layne applies her signature focus for every title Books Forward promotes. She has a true knack for creative thinking and fresh ideas, deftly coordinating media coverage and events for authors who have become New York Times and USA Today bestsellers.

She works hard to help authors meet their respective goals, and she also helps manage social media content and growth strategies.

As a former special education teacher, Layne ardently believes in the necessity of literature and accessibility. This enthusiasm is an asset in her publicity efforts as she works to reach readers across various platforms and demographics.

Layne received her Bachelors of Arts in Creative Writing and Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and her Masters of Art in Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education. She lives in New Orleans with her loyal, but sadly illiterate cat, Macaroni.