Get to know our team
Autumn Gantz, Owner & Publicist
With over a decade of experience, Autumn Gantz combines her love of the written word, and passion to help authors achieve their goals, as a Publicist and Branding Specialist at Wordsmith Publicity.
An avid reader since childhood, Autumn took to blogging and was the founder of The Autumn Review book blog and served as one of the top romance blogs from 2011-2013.
As her friendships with authors grew, she decided to move to the publicity side by creating Wordsmith Publicity, with an emphasis on building brands and maintaining longevity in the industry. Her greatest joy has been watching her clients achieve incredible milestones including New York Times Bestseller lists, USA Today best seller lists, Amazon #1…and even taking on the simple hurdle of beating last year’s sales! (If you know, you know!)
Autumn specializes in creating author media kits, formulating and executing targeted marketing campaigns for authors and their books, author branding, promoting virtual tours, securing author interviews with blogs, social networking on social media, and persuading media gatekeepers to feature an author. She also serves as a guide in acquiring copy editors, developmental editors, proofreaders, cover design, and blurb creation. She reads every manuscript her authors create, and prides herself on her availability to authors during the writing and promotion process.
Autumn lives in Florida with her husband, four children, and the novels she reads in her downtime.
Jennifer Mirabelli, Publicist
Jennifer is a high school reading teacher and has also been in the book community for ten years, first as a blogger, and then she moved into the promotion side of the business. She strives to help authors reach their goals and achieve their dreams.
In her spare time, she’s either with family and friends, or reading on her Kindle. She loves angsty, rip-your-heart-out books, but will read all types of romance.
Jennifer lives in New York with her husband and two daughters.
Lily Bengtsson, Assistant Publicist
Lily is a graduate from San Diego State University. She has a degree in Communication as well as multiple courses in social media, marketing, and advertising. She has a love for reading, film, and connecting with others on social media platforms.
In her free time, she is either at the beach with friends and family, going to concerts for her favorite artists or sitting in her reading nook catching up on her long TBR list of sports romance, rom-coms, and angsty books that have a happily ever after.
Lily will be moving to Florida in early September, as a fresh start into her new life post college.
Roxie Madar, Content Creator and Publicity
Roxie studied Hospitality and the classics at university in Hungary before immigrating to the United States in 1996. After her daughter survived the tragedy at Sandy Hook, Roxie threw herself into the perpetual happy endings of the romance world. She was part of the vanguard of indie book bloggers, working with Schmexy Girl to promote authors in what was, at the time, the unconventional social media marketplace. Along with blogging, Roxie has been a professional beta reader for five years, and has worked in PR for five years.