Meet Our Team

Trust us. We've been in your shoes.

With a combined 10 years in the publishing industry, having been traditionally published, self-published and published through hybrid publishers, we have an unparalleled knowledge and expertise when it comes to promoting a book.

 
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Alysson Bourque

Founder

Award-winning children's book author, Alysson Bourque, began her career as a teacher after graduating from University of Louisiana Lafayette with a degree in Elementary Education. She earned a Juris Doctor law degree from the Southern University Law Center in 2007. After practicing law for six years, it was time to trade in writing trial briefs for writing children’s books. She is the creator ofThe Alycat Series

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Barb Geller

VP of Communications

Barb is a veteran communications professional with over three decades of experience in the media industry. Most of those years were spent in the television broadcast field, serving in various capacities — as a media buyer, affiliate relations manager, senior digital producer, and communications manager for the CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, where she resides.

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Lori Orlinsky

Founder

Award-winning children’s book author, Lori Orlinsky, is a freelance writer and former marketing director who lives in Chicago. Lori is the mother of three little ladies who are small but mighty. At 5"1, she wishes her children’s picture book Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All), was around when she was growing up. Lori is also the author of The Tooth Fairy's Tummy Ache and Balloons for Tiger.

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Haleigh Hooks

Social Content Manager

Haleigh is a student at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, pursuing her dreams towards a degree in Marketing. Her marketing knowledge will be driven to promote the social media pages for Foreword Publicity clients. Alongside, she owns a photography business, Heirlooms & Grace, and is a writer for a local newspaper. 

Foreword Publicity belongs to the following professional           organizations:
  • IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Association)
  • SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators)
  • NABE (The National Association for Book Entrepreneurs)
...is Endorsed by:
  • Story Monsters Ink
  • KidLit TV
  • Mom's Choice Awards
...and hasPresented at conferences and podcasts including:
  • Book Mastery Conference

  • Writer’s Way Podcast

  • Classroom Matters Podcast

  • At Home Author

  • Self-Publishing Made Simple