Katie has spent nearly 30 years in the publishing industry and the last 25 years at HarperCollins in a variety of roles including Group Rights Director, Managing Director of Collins non-fiction and senior positions in William Collins and 4th Estate, Fiction and Children’s. Most recently She has worked as an Executive Producer at HarperCollins developing and producing TV programmes from HarperCollins titles. She was Executive Producer on Channel 4’s 2019 critically acclaimed TV adaptation of the much loved classic The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr which has recently been awarded an international Emmy. Her extensive and varied experience across a range of publishing and rights management (including US, translation, serial, TV and merchandising), puts her in a unique position to be able to work with an author to offer representation and guidance across all media and in all markets.
As a new agent, she is looking for authors in both non-fiction and fiction. In non-fiction she is always looking for a strong narrative voice and ideas based books that offer different ways of thinking about life. Also smart true crime, memoirs, nature, lifestyle and books around female and family issues. Her personal interests are in history, fashion, style and sport so anything in these areas is likely to pique her interest.
In terms of fiction, her interests are broad and varied. She likes contemporary and historical, commercial and literary fiction. It could be anything from a dark and twisty thriller to a sweeping love story to a clever and sharply written romantic comedy. All will have believable characters that you can root for, immersive settings and compelling storylines. She is particularly on the look out for crime and thrillers but ultimately it could be anything that draws her in, with the exception of science fiction, fantasy and childrens books.