About Us

Our Mission

INtense Publications strives to promote literacy by releasing cutting-edge, diverse novels for readers of all ages.

Jana Grissom

 Jana Grissom is the founder, owner, and publisher at INtense Publications. As an experienced author and middle school teacher, she is an advocate for foster children and at-risk teens, a mom of two amazing young adults, and married to Roy, her high-school sweetheart. Jana holds a Master of Education and is available to speak to students at secondary schools about the writing process or bring a message that challenges them to S.T.O.P. bullying. Jana is a Texas girl who loves the outdoors, flip-flops, chocolate, and sweet tea. In her spare time, she loves escaping to imaginary worlds through the magic of books.  

Kaylee Harrell

Kaylee Harrell is the literary publicist and acquisitions manager in the Fort Worth office of INtense Publications, a spokesperson for women's health and rights, and married to James, her college fling that never ended. Kaylee holds over one hundred and thirty hours of diverse college courses increasing her expertise in all areas from minor injuries to writing techniques. Kaylee is a southern belle who loves barrel racing, archery, and getting her boots muddy. 

Who is INtense Publications?

INtense Publications is an independent publishing house in Fort Worth, Texas founded to meet the literacy needs of students and educators. We believe readers of all ages desire authentic, challenging novels to inspire their character and imagination. 


Literacy changes the world one word at a time.