Purpose Driven Publishing (PDP) was born in 2016 when founder, Jenn, recognized that everyone has a powerful story to share. The company began with the launch of the Purpose Driven Authors Academy, which successfully graduated 14 students within the first year. After student and after student began asking for Jenn and her team’s assistance in publishing the book, PDP was born. With five books set to be published in 2017, PDP is seeking purpose driven and passionate people to publish their works. A purpose driven author must have a passion for changing the world through artfully communicating their message. PDP only publishes books that fit this criteria. If you have a story, that needs to be told, please contact us today!

About the Founder/CEO


Jenn T. Grace is a nationally recognized business strategist, speaker and author specializing in the LGBTQ market. Guided by the mantra, “change happens in business,” Jenn believes social change happens first in the workplace before spilling over into mainstream society. She is an Amazon Best Selling author and has been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, The Hartford Courant and CNBC. Passionate about helping people share their stories of adversity, Jenn is the Founder of the Purpose Driven Authors Academy and Purpose Driven Publishing. She holds a M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications from Golden Gate University and a B.S. in Communications from Salem State University. A marathon runner, animal lover and novice birder, she lives in Hartford, Connecticut with her wife Andrea and their two children.


The Purpose Driven Publishing Team

Niki Gallagher-Garcia | Director of Operations

Niki brings more than a decade of product and client management experience with her to the PDP team, where she is our Director of Operations. Niki worked previously in the insurance industry where she oversaw the design, implementation and marketing of numerous products and programs, in addition to managing strategic alliances and liaising with both employees and external partners at all levels.

Niki resides in Connecticut with her husband and 2 young children, where you can often find her volunteering in her children’s school and running them from one activity to the next.


Heather B. Habelka, MBA | Writer & Editor

Heather brings more than 15 years of writing and editing experience to Purpose Driven Publishing.

As a trained journalist, published writer, and skilled marketer, our authors benefit from Heather’s unique skill set and comprehensive approach to the editing process.

When she isn’t engrossed in an author’s manuscript or in the latest New York Times bestseller, she enjoys traveling with her husband, playing tennis and rooting for the New England Patriots.


 PDP in the Press

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