Kind words from Kean clients

“I first met Jen when she was my publicist at Hardie Grant Publishing, and we clicked right away. Over my first few years at the company, Jen was my first point of contact, and we toured together extensively around Australia and New Zealand. Jen's attention to detail, her care and thoughtfulness meant that I felt incredibly well looked after in every way, and since then I have continued to look for more opportunities to work with her. She has a thorough knowledge of the book industry, many years of experience in working with creatives, and a calm but confident way of dealing with people. I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone needing this kind of support.”

Sally Rippin, Author and Illustrator

“I worked with Jen in varying degrees over the course of probably five years. For three weeks of that time she escorted me on a book tour in Australia and New Zealand. Through it all, she was smart, in charge, organised and efficient. She was an unfailingly pleasant companion, invariably prepared, patient, capable and above all, professional. I'm not an uncritical person, but after three weeks I could do nothing but heap praise on Ms. Kean. I expect great things from Ms. Kean. So much so that if I were in the business of hiring a publicity person, I'd kidnap her back to the States with me. What a drag to have to go back to organising my own life.”

International Best-selling Author

“Working with Jen has always been an absolute pleasure. Her thoughtful approach to creative thinking and problem solving has provided reassuring and wonderful support to many people during her extensive years in the book industry. Jen's genuine care and concern for authors and illustrators is second to none, I feel lucky to have worked with her.”

Tye Cattanach, Children’s Book Industry Specialist

“I’ve known Jen since the beginning of her publishing career. During this time, she’s worn many hats, but in every undertaking, she has consistently demonstrated high standards, attention to detail and possesses a genuine passion for kids' literature and its creators.”

Andrea Hanke, Publishing Professional and Acting Chief of Staff Australian Publishers Association

“Jennifer is an absolute delight to work with, efficient, kindly and knows how to listen. Something unusual in the publishing world.”

Christine Harris, Author

“Your skills and compassion are so needed in this industry.”

Heather Zubek, Freelance Writer, Educator and Read Aloud Advocate

“Jen came highly recommended and after our initial meetings it was not hard to see why. She has an extensive knowledge of the publishing industry and her energy, passion and professionalism allowed her to come up with a plan for how to more efficiently balance the demands of running a 169-Storey Treehouse with the time-intensive process of writing new books. Thanks, Jen!”


“As a busy Agency working with Authors & Illustrators Australia-wide, we never have much time to develop our business or do research into new markets, new clients and opportunities. It was wonderful to engage Jen who has worked in all aspects of the Publishing Industry for many years and is able to utilise her knowledge to help a small business like ours plan new directions. Jen was able to follow our brief and produce some excellent contacts and reports. We can thoroughly recommend her work and will certainly use KEAN & Creative again”


“A one-stop [book]shop for publishing organisations and creatives seeking inspiration, guidance and support. Warm, personable, passionate, and utterly book-savvy, your journey is in magical hands with Jen Kean.”

Tania McCartney, Author, illustrator, designer, Founder-Kids' Book Review

“When I decided to explore self-publishing with my own little imprint, I needed all the help I could get with media releases, publicity and promotions. Jen was such a fantastic support. She wrote word-perfect media releases and established and implemented a series of excellent publicity campaigns. She really helped me launch Billy Goat Books into the world. In fact, I don't know how I would have done it without her.”

Michael Wagner, Author

“Jen has always displayed amazing attention to detail. She is reliable, has excellent organisational skills, verbal and written communication. She is conscientious in her work, considered in her approach and is able to be both nurturing and firm but fair, with the many authors and illustrators she works with.”

Tash Besliev, Kids Publisher, Affirm Press

“Jennifer Kean goes above and beyond with her professional interaction and endeavour. She combines vision with support through meticulous attention to detail.”

Joy Lawn, Freelance Writer, Book Advocate/Reviewer/Judge and Blogger