Jennifer Smith is the former vice-president and director of publicity with Simon & Schuster (US) and is currently a Hunter-based media strategist and publishing consultant. She has spearheaded more than 60 books to the New York Times bestsellers list and was part of a two-time Grammy award-winning audio books team. Notable clients have included former US president Jimmy Carter, vice-president Al Gore, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Joan Rivers, Patrick Swayze, Stephen King and Carrie Fisher. She has served as both a guest lecturer and adjunct professor, speaking on topics related to the business of publishing, branding and media relations. She is currently a media strategist and publishing consultant.