“With Marissa, I knew from the moment we met that I was in good hands. She definitely has my best interest in mind. I love how she thinks outside the box to come up with ideas that will make me successful. She values her clients and loves what she does.” – S.B. Alexander, author of Dare to Kiss and other Maxwell Series books
“Marissa zeroed in on the intent of my book with the precision of a brain surgeon, then focused her intuitive skills on getting to know me, the author–my vision, concerns, and strengths. I knew right away I was not only in good hands, but my debut nonfiction would be championed in an enthusiastic, uniquely personal manner.” – Kate Kaufmann, author of Do You Have Kids? Life When the Answer is No
Named one of Publishers Weekly’s Star Watch Honorees, Marissa helped found our umbrella company JKS Communications more than 10 years ago, and now oversees the day-to-day operation of both Books Fluent and our sister company Books Forward. A book industry trailblazer who understands publishing inside and out, Marissa provides executive leadership for Books Fluent and Books Forward, presiding over our production, creative planning, and business decisions.
A former journalist with national exposure, her writing has appeared in USA Today, National Geographic and other major publications. She is now interviewed by media on best practices for book marketing.
Marissa is respected and adored by both our clients and our team for her encouraging, can-do approach, her warm personality, and her detail-oriented management style. Born and bred in Louisiana, she’s currently living in New Orleans, but in the past decade has lived in and developed a strong base for our company in Chicago and Nashville.
Her leadership has cemented our company’s reputation for literary industry excellence, and enthusiastic, personalized support for our clients who partner with us.