Query Katie Kotchman, Agent at Don Congdon Associates
Katie began her career at Denise Marcil Literary Agency in 2005 and joined Don Congdon Associates as an agent in 2008. She is a member of the Association of American Literary Agents' (AALA), where she serves on the Media and Digital Innovations and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committees. She currently serves on the AALA Board of Directors as well. Katie is Vice President of the non-profit, Literary Agents of Change.
In non-fiction, she specializes in business (all areas), narrative non-fiction (particularly popular science, pop culture, memoir, and social/cultural issues), and self-help that focuses on success, motivation, and psychology. Katie is actively seeking new nonfiction clients with built-in platforms from whom she can learn something new. In fiction, she’s interested in representing women’s fiction and literary fiction.
In all areas, she’s particularly interested in characters who struggle with dualities of nature and/or culture, as the topics of cognitive dissonance and those who straddle two different worlds fascinate her. She has soft spots for the Midwest, family secrets, and a good underdog story.
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