Born in Colorado and a graduate of Bowdoin College in Maine, Katie Grimm was somehow lured to New York City by the siren song of book publishing and started at Don Congdon Associates as the assistant for the agency. She is currently focused on building her own list of authors as well as handling several agency Estates, but she still greatly enjoys managing the business side of the agency with a list that spans 70 years.
Looking for: Her current client roster is divided between authors who write for adult and children’s audiences (and some who do both!). In adult, she focuses on Literary Fiction – be it voicey, historical, mysterious or speculative – and Narrative Non-Fiction that blends the personal and investigative. In kid’s, she loves the idea of finding new Middle Grade classics for young readers as well as Young Adult novels that could be enjoyed by both teens and adults. Across all genres, she’s looking for books with a heartbeat, and she’ll always be interested in the darker and weirder side of human history as well as previously under- or misrepresented experiences.