Born into a family that owns newspapers, Marissa is a journalist at heart who is realistic about what is possible and therefore always looking for the best news hook in each publicity campaign. Formerly writing for USA Today and Gannett newspapers, as well as National Geographic and other major publications, she understands how the media works and what reporters want. Marissa is both respected and adored by clients for her always encouraging and can-do approach. Unusual fact: she has actually been the journalism supervisor of one of the top print editors in the United States. Our clients – publishing house executives, and traditionally and indie published authors – love her warmth, as well as her grasp of details of their campaigns. She manages the JKS team to cover all aspects of our publicity campaigns, including media and book tours, video development, social networking, production and creative planning.