INtense Pubishing

About Us

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Our Mission

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

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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.  

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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. 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. 

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Sarah Moulden

Sarah is a writing teacher and editor for INtense Publications. 

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Vickie Kohl

Vickie is a literacy educator and editor for INtense Publications.

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Desiree Casas

Desiree is the Office Manager for INtense Publications. She loves working with people but loves her pitbulls even more! Desiree loves animals, the outdoors, and her fiance', Cody.

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Maeghan Bush

Maeghan Bush is the marketing specialist for INtense Publications. Maeghan graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a B.S.in University Studies including concentrations in English, Education, and Social Science. Maeghan is currently continuing her education at Texas Christian University in an effort to fulfill her dream of being an educator. A jack of all trades, her background varies from event planner and DJ/MC to librarian. Maeghan is also a lifelong bibliophile. She has experience as a focus-group reviewer of young adult novels, and the top item on her bucket list is to complete and publish a novel of her own!

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Kassi Snider

KassiJean Formatting and Design is the graphic design company working with INtense Publications.

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. 

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