Jana landed in publicity because of her hair. As an on-camera TV intern, she was disappointed to find management more concerned with her hair (late 80s, big hair) than her stories. A wise professor directed Jana to public relations – the career that lets you manage everyone else’s appearance.
Jana has worked in Public Relations since graduating Baylor University. Her career began in Washington, DC, with Hill & Knowlton and the National Heart Association, then she headed back to Texas where she joined Word Publishing. A self-described book nerd and compulsive reader, Jana considers book publicity a “career jackpot.”
Jana is the party-loving, extroverted wife of a Christian minister. She regularly supplies books for Dave’s sermon preparation and contributes real-life cautionary tales by simply living life. Dave mostly changes names to protect the innocent.
Jana loves to entertain, travel and cook…and because of the first three…exercise. She lives in Spring, Texas, with her husband of 25 years. They are the proud parents of two teenagers and one young adult who still comes home for the holidays (and his mom’s home cooking).
All those years of burying her nose in books – and regaling her family with book reports over dinner – was finally paying off. Literally. Turns out that publishers hire people to read and talk about books all day. They call it “publicity.”
Pamela discovered a little slice of heaven when she joined Word Publishing in 1991. Not only did she learn from marketing geniuses such as Susan Ligon and David Moberg, but she met fellow Texan and publicist extraordinaire Jana Muntsinger. Jana and Pamela opened their own publicity agency in 1991 – hoping and praying for flexible hours, happy clients and positive cash flow.
Twenty years later, Pamela is still reading and talking about good books. She has a perfectionist’s love/hate relationship with writing, adores editing a good op-ed, always dodges public speaking, and is immensely grateful for a business partner who is practically perfect in every way.
Pamela is mom to three teenagers and one dog. She lives and works in the charming and historic town of Franklin, Tennessee, and worships at St. Johns Anglican Church.