Jenn T. Grace is a nationally recognized business strategist, speaker, and author. Guided by the mantra, “change happens in business,” Jenn believes social change happens first in the workplace before spilling over into mainstream society. She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNBC, and The Huffington Post.
Passionate about helping people share their stories of adversity, Jenn is the Founder of Publish Your Purpose Press, a publishing company that includes the PYP Academy, with programs that teach aspiring authors how to publish their books. In addition to publishing over 50 books that share the stories of others, Jenn has written five of her own non-fiction books and is set to publish her memoir, House on Fire, in June 2020.
A marathon runner, animal lover, and novice birder. She lives in Connecticut with her family.
A Q&A with the Publish Your Purpose Press Team
1. How did you come to work with PYP?
I founded Publish Your Purpose Press when I realized that I can have a bigger impact on the world by helping more people share their inspiring stories. We specialize in helping non-fiction authors publish their books in a high-quality way.
2. What do you enjoy the most about your work?
I love helping an author expand their vision beyond their wildest dreams! My favorite days are when I am brainstorming with an author on how they can change the world through the publication of their book.
3. What are your favorite books or genre?
I love memoirs written by female comedians. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are neck-in-neck for my favorite. Also, Running Like a Girl by Alexandra Heminsley is a gem!
4. How do you spend your free time?
I spend a lot of time reading non-fiction books or listening to the above mentioned memoirs on Audible. When not reading I’m outdoors doing something active (running, kayaking, playing basketball with my family, etc.)
5. If you could have dinner with anyone, past or present, who would it be?
Author of the short story The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Released in 1892 this has somehow remained a favorite of mine and I would love to met her.
6. What is one thing very few people know about you?
Perhaps that I am a super dork? (This may be more public knowledge at this point.) I enjoy learning about anything and everything that does not seem to interest any of my friends around me.
7. How would you define your purpose?
I feel like I was called to be a catalyst to other people’s messages, stories and missions. I have learned that I need to use my loud out spoken ways to impact the lives of those I know and more importantly, don’t know.
Bonus question: What is the wildest publishing related question you are asked?
Due to my extensive background working in the LGBTQ space, I am often asked if we work with straight people too. And I always answer, “Of course we do!” We work with all types of authors who are fulfilling their individual mission of being purpose driven, mission driven and impact driven. ALL are welcome in the PYP family!
Jenn in the Media
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