KP Simmon-Owner-Kelly P. Simmon (KP) is a former opera singer, former teacher, and former corporate marketing director. She is a current wife, mom of three, aspiring picture book author and owner of InkSlinger PR. After an eclectic marketing and public relations background in the “corporate world”, KP found her home in the literary world merging her passion and her work together. KP is all about helping authors and publishers get the word out about their latest literary projects. Specializing in Young Adult, New Adult and Adult fiction, she is passionate about assisting authors to build their platform and create a brand that will carry them into the future. Working with authors and publishers doing what she loves most is a dream come true. Find her on Twitter @kpsimmon
Danielle Sanchez – Publicity Director – Danielle Sanchez is outgoing and energetic. She has been a make-up artist for years, but has spent most of her working years in corporate America helping business owners get started in their new ventures by consulting with them in marketing, sales and business management. In 2013 Danielle started a blog called Just Booked as a way to help friend’s discuss the latest books to read. In just six short months this blog grew to over 5,000 followers. In creating this blog Danielle found a new passion, one in helping authors get their name out in the public. She started InkSlinger in February 2014. On a personal front Danielle is happily married with 3 great kids living in Texas. Connect with her on Twitter @danichez75.
Emilie Couture – Publicist – Emilie is a graduate of Carleton University’s communications and political science programs and has spent time working in the world of public affairs and television production. Through it all, she has always had a love of books and reading, and that love led to the creation of a book blog, Emilie’s Book World. With this blog, Emilie was able to connect with fellow readers and author in new ways and discovered a passion for helping get the word out about new books and authors. She is excited to be able to make that passion a career working with InkSlinger PR. @emiliebookworld
Jessica Estep – Publicist – Jessica has worked for InkSlinger PR since July 2013. She graduated in 2012 with her Masters degree in Psychology, with an emphasis on development and teaching. She has been a Young Adult book blogger for over 3 years at the blog Confessions of a Bookaholic. She worked for Entangled Publishing for over a year as a Senior Publicist and Publicity Director. In her home life, she is a wife and mommy living in a small town in Eastern Tennessee. She is thrilled to have her dream job where she can enjoy reading fantastic stories and working with authors and other readers every day. You can follow her on twitter @TotalBookaholic
Tara Gonzalez – Publicist – Tara Gonzalez has her Bachelor’s degree in English and is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Media and Communications Studies from Florida State University. She previously worked as a marketing intern at a film distribution company (working on campaigns for multiple Oscar nominated and winning films), as the assistant to a bestselling author, and has worked with Entangled Publishing for over the past two years. She’s a massive overachiever and perpetually in a state of wanderlust. Tara is constantly reading and sharing the books she loves with others. She’s also passionate about pop culture and fall-scented candles. You can find her on Twitter @taratgonzalez.
Nazarea Andrews – Events Coordinator – Nazarea is a self-confessed book addict. She comes to InkSlinger PR with experience doing blog tours for Michelle Zink, Stephanie Wardrop and others. She’s passionate about books and sharing them, connecting authors to the blogging community, and chocolate and kissing scenes, and Excel spreadsheets. When not creating tour schedules, Nazarea can be found working on her own novels, playing with her three kids, hanging out with her husband, or curled up with a book. She loathes laundry and loves being distracted on Twitter @NazareaAndrews
Amber Noffke (Amber Addison) – Social Media Manager – Amber has a background in mass communications and marketing from The University of Southern Mississippi. She attended Mississippi State for a Broadcast Meteorology stint before deciding that her original dream of working in PR and marketing was the right one for her. During her time in the “corporate” world, Amber has worked as a radio intern, an all girls MMA podcast host, and a social media personality for MMA. She created a brand for herself as an amateur cage fighter and then again as a book blogger after she started her family. She’s been an integral part in getting street teams off the ground as well as building social media platforms, and she’s seen what works and what doesn’t. She’s not afraid to put herself out there to get the job done and absolutely loves being involved in all aspects of social media.
She has a “down home” honest approach to getting the followers and outreach you need – one that’s about more than getting numbers. It’s about keeping you connected in the long run. Amber enjoys engaging people in conversation any chance she can get on any social media platform she can find. When she’s not doing that, she’s hanging with her loved ones, reading, writing or finding new music. You can find her on Twitter @Amber_Addison_ @Grownupfangal.
Alyssa Garcia – Author Personal Assistant/Graphic Designer – Alyssa is a bibliophile and hopeless romantic. A self taught graphic designer, she has a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and Marketing from Stephen F. Austin State University. Alyssa began working for InkSlinger PR as an Intern in 2016, but found her niche in the indie book community when she started the Garcia Sisters’ Book Blog—with the help of her sister-in-law—in 2015, and then again when she opened her own graphic design company geared toward indie authors in March 2016.
When she isn’t working, Alyssa can be found snuggled up with her two children and husband reading a good book in her little corner of East Texas. @alyssamg89
Jessica Collins – Administrative Assistant – Jessica is a graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA with a bachelors in Professional Communications which she loves to use to help get the word out to readers about the fantastic InkSlinger PR authors. She’s a mother of 3, self-proclaimed book nerd, and author. When she isn’t working on webpages, data entry, and research, she can be found reading, writing, or on Twitter. @muchadoaboutJC