Meet The Social Butterfly Family

Jennifer Watson

Owner

Marketing Director

Jenn has been a lover of words and a social butterfly since the day she was born. As a Marketing Director and Social Media Manager for a boutique publishing company, she honed her skills and knowledge and decided to do what she is most passionate about: helping authors build their brand and a platform that will see them through their careers. Jenn specializes in Facebook and Bookbub advertising as well as building your readership with cross-promotion and social media marketing.

 

Working side by side with authors and publishers is her dream job, and doing so with her favorite storytellers is the icing on top of a very delicious cake. Jennifer currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Nina Grinstead

Publicist

Nina is a lover of all things romance, especially anything that ends with an HEA. An avid fan of the erotic, contemporary and NA genres, Nina has been promoting authors through blogging and social media since June 2012. With a degree in PR and advertising, she has used her past corporate and nonprofit experience in promoting authors whether indie or traditionally published and spreading the word about their books on all forms of social media.

Nina is a true southern girl, growing up in Texas and currently living in Georgia with her handsome husband and two beautiful children.

Emily Kidman

Publicist

Emily has been a lover of books since she opened up her first R.L. Stein novel when she was 10 years old. Since then, she has found herself lost in the world of romance whether it be Paranormal, Contemporary, New Adult or YA. She is an absolute sucker for Taboo and for stories that take her to another world completely. She has been an active reviewer and blogger since 2010. She enjoys the challenge of creating inventive ways to promote authors and bringing their words to life with images.

Emily is originally from Southern California and has lived in many places since, including Kansas and Hawaii. She currently resides in Utah with her husband of 13 years and their two precious children.

Sarah Ferguson

Publicist & Executive Assistant to Jenn Watson

Sarah likes her romance hot and her men dirty. And really, what could be better? Sarah joined Social Butterfly PR in 2016 and quickly climbed the ranks as a blog tour specialist to a junior publicist. As SBPR's secret weapon, she's a jack of all trades, who keeps Jenn organized and on her toes. 

 

She currently lives in California with her three rambunctious kiddos, two adorable wookies and her very own swoony alpha hero.

Brooke Nowiski

Author Liasion

Brooke's love of reading didn't start until college when she met a group of sparkly vampires, but it has since grown to encompass an overall love of romance.

 

Brooke joined Social Butterfly in the summer of 2017 after a fortuitous meeting in Kentucky and is excited to be part of the team.

 

She currently enjoys her own happily ever after in Durham, North Carolina with her bearded husband, two wild boys, and a really terrible cat.

Kelley Beckham

Assistant

Kelley joined our team near the end of her journey of raising three beautiful girls and is excited to embark on a new life as an empty-nester with her husband, best friend, her real-life Alpha hero and her college sweetheart. Just like her relationship with her husband, she loves her romance characters to be passionate, sexy, strong, feisty, but also romantic and sensitive.

Her previous experience at a boutique PR firm in Dallas as well as chairing fundraising events for the Catholic Schools and charities has allowed her to become a true task master and professional juggler.

Kelley is a Texas girl, loves living in Dallas, dreams of living near a lake in Austin and enjoys spending time on a beach or on a boat in the ocean and always with a glass of wine and a book in hand. 

Hilary Suppes

Social Media Specialist

Hilary is outgoing and enthusiastic. She's a social media whiz with a head for business.

 

A self-professed book babe, she devours books like it's her job - which of course it is. Specializing in blog tour organization, social media management, and marketing, Hilary loves to work alongside authors, giving them the guidance they need while allowing them to do what they love best ... write!

 

She currently lives in Kansas with her husband and young son and adorable daughter.

Catherine Anderson

Assistant

Catherine is a lover of all things books and has been hooked on romance since the day her grandma sent her a Harlequin Romance subscription in sixth grade. The stories no longer end at the bedroom door and she loves every page she turns.

 

She has worked as a blogger for the last two years, works as a virtual assistant for authors and slays dragons (teenage daughters) everyday. Mom to a college grad and a high school senior, she always looks for a way to escape. She has found that in books and the authors that write them.

 

She currently lives in the Central Valley of California,  in a multi-generational home with her grandpa, mom, daughter, 2 dogs and not enough space. She is seeking her HEA, so she may be found swiping left.

Stephanie Spillane

Assistant

Stephanie’s love affair with romance novels started at 13 when she ‘borrowed’ her mom’s copy of Jennifer Wilde’s Loves Tender Fury.

 

A life-long Texan, she parlayed her gift of gab into a journalism degree with an emphasis in public relations. During her first career, Stephanie worked in both the public and private sectors specializing in internal communication, media relations, and charitable giving management. She retired in 2004 to undergo fertility treatments; then stayed home to raise her son after a successful pregnancy. That’s when reading about swoony men and sassy leading ladies became part of her everyday life.

 

Diving back into the workforce in 2019, Stephanie found two jobs that combine her public relations skills with her love of reading. In addition to being a social media specialist at Social Butterfly PR, she also works for The Bookworm Box as a member of the Book Bonanza team.

 

Stephanie lives in Texas with a house full of males including her dashing husband, her adorable 13-year-old son, and two Cheerios-loving yellow Labs.

Brittany Elliser

Assistant

Brittany’s love language is coffee and books (in no particular order) and has a passion for all things romance- whether it be sweet, dark, or taboo- anything goes with her.

 

She is a self-proclaimed speed reader, she enjoys chatting about books she loves with other readers and being involved with an author from the start of the book to release day.  It was her love of books and reading that got her into blogging in 2017.  She comes from a family of librarians, so it's in her blood to love books, especially romance!

 

Brittany is also a southern girl that lives in the Deep South where she wrangles 2 boys and is married to the love of her life.

Mary Yeomans

Social Media Specialist

Mary is organized and keeps her team running like clockwork. She's a social media specialist with a love for romance.

 

A blogger turned promoter, she has experience as a PA for multiple bestselling authors, running street teams as well as running successful tours. Mary loves the romance community and bringing readers their next favorite read.

 

She currently lives in Canada with her husband and two sons.

Shannon Passmore

Graphic Design

Shannon is a jack of all trades but specializes in graphic design. A long-time blogger and lover of romance, she built her business from the ground up, creating covers and helping her clients take their brands to the next level. She also designs and formats both eBooks and Trade paperbacks.

 

Shannon currently lives in Texas with her husband, adorable children, and gigantic Great Dane puppy.

Julie Linhart

Swag Specialist

Julie started her swag/promotional products company in 2002.  She has worked with many top companies such as Nike, Citigroup, Boy Scouts of America and many others. 

 

She works with over 4000 factories in the industry and has access to over 800,000 products.  What really sets Julie and Swag Advantage apart from do it yourself online sites is that Julie works personally with you to help you find just the right product to meet your needs.  Instead of spending hours online going through the ordering process, Julie takes pride in making sure ordering swag is as simple as a phone call, email or facebook message.

 

Julie lives in Kansas with her husband, two man-children, and 3 dogs.

Daisy Zorman

Graphic Design

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