• Kathryn Green
    Literary Agency, LLC

    This boutique agency was formed in 2004. My hope is to work with writers who wish to grow and develop their careers as I grow and develop my agency.
    I take a common sense approach to every project, helping the author define and refine both the project and their expectations.
    My carefully chosen list allows me to give each of my clients the consideration, care and encouragement they deserve.

  • About Me

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    I love books. I always wanted my career to be somehow associated with books. My earliest aspiration was to be a librarian, but a high school guidance counselor pointed me towards journalism. My first job was working in the publications department of the Girl Scouts of America. From there it was a seismic leap to Penthouse magazine where I began as an editorial assistant and later became Fiction Editor, putting me squarely in my comfort zone—surrounded by books.
    Some years later after moving to and back from London and apprenticing at a friend’s agency; I decided to open my own literary agency where I thought I could happily nest amongst even more books.
    In the decade since then I have purposely kept my list small. I am happy to consider all types of fiction but particularly like historical fiction, cozy mysteries, young adult and middle grade. For non-fiction I am interested in memoir, parenting, humor with a pop culture bent, and history. Quirky non- fiction is also a particular favorite.
    I have a BA in Journalism from The George Washington University. I am a member of the Women’s Media Group and an advisory member of the National Council of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University.
  • Current Projects

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    Under The Paper Moon | Shaina Steinberg

    “Screenwriter Steinberg’sfizzy debut balances quick-witted romance with colorful bursts of two-fisted
    action…Steinberg’s screenwriting experience serves her well in a plot that
    often feels plucked from a black-and-white rom-com. Readers will be eager to
    see what Steinberg does next.”—Publishers Weekly

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     For Girls Who Walk Through Fire| Kim DeRose


    "The rich depiction of all four girls and how each works to find the power of their interconnected magic, along with an attentive handling of sexual assault, make the novel an important one to add to any collection."-starred review School Library Journal

    “DeRose uses witchcraft to underscore both the lasting effects of trauma and the importance of community in healing. A bold and compassionate debut.” —Booklist

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    Anything for a Friend Kathleen M. Willett

     “Kathleen Willett has done it again! Anything for a Friend is chock full of domestic tension, twisty plot turns, and compelling female characters. I couldn't put this one down! After reading this page-turner, you might think twice about inviting your oldest friends into your home…” ―Katie Sise, nationally bestselling author of We Were Mothers, Open House, and The Break

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    Nothing Else But Miracles |Kate Albus

     ★ "Historical fiction at its finest."—School Library Journal, Starred Review


    ★ "Rich in New York City period detail and era-specific colloquialisms, the briskly moving telling succeeds in its well-executed combination of classic plot elements, sympathetic characters and community, and anxiety-provoking uncertainties, while parenthetical asides to readers create a deepening sense of engagement and intimacy with the Byrne family."Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

    Named a Bank Street College of Education Book of the Year


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    When The Earl Desired Me| Lydia Lloyd

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    When the Viscount Wanted Me| Lydia Lloyd

    "Readers will love these tenacious, norm-challenging protagonists and root for them to act on their considerable chemistry. Lloyd keeps this series going strong." Publishers Weekly

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    When the Duke Loved Me | Lydia Lloyd

    " This sizzling historical promises good things from the series to come"

    Publishers Weekly





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    The Weight of Everything | Marcia Argueta Mickelson

     "An honest and heartrending look at grief and loss, and at the often-unspoken weight teens must carry in silence."―School Library Journal

     "A poignant, raw, and emotional story of grief, loss, and the courage it takes to fight for our beliefs―and ourselves."―Crystal Maldonado, author of Fat Chance, Charlie Vega and No Filter and Other Lies



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    Mother of all Secrets| Kathleen M. Willett

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    Junk Drawer Ecology/Bobby Mercer

    Kirkus Reviews: "Highly recommended for educators, home-schoolers, and any curious kid."
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    Deliberate Evil| Edward Renehan Jr.

    Named one of 16 best historical books for the holiday season by the New England Historical Society

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    Where I Belong/Marcia Argueta Michelson

    Starred Kirkus Review

    Junior Library Guild Selection

    Starred School Library Journal review

    Pura Belpre Young Adult Author Honor Book

    Bank Street Best Books of the Year List 2022

    Skipping Stones Honor Award


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    The Widow Wore Plaid| Jenna Jaxon

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    The Thing I'm Most Afraid Of | Kristin Levine

    From Booklist: "An engaging historical novel, with an unusual, vividly realized setting."

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    The Last Secret You'll Ever Keep |Laurie Faria Stolarz

    From the Bulletin for Children's Books: "It's effective and memorable...the bleak, soul crushing terror of being surrounded by folks who don't believe your trauma exists is the truest horror Stolarz explores."

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    A Place to Hang the Moon |Kate Albus

    "A wartime drama with enough depth and psychological complexity to satisfy budding bookworms." Kirkus Reviews
    **A Junior Literary Guild Gold Standard Selection
    A Starred Review in the Foreword Review
    ALA Notable Book
    Bank Street Best Books of the Year List 2022
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    The Franklin Avenue Rookery for Wayward Babies | Laura Newman

    “Newman fills her quirky collection with moments of connection as protagonists grapple with loss and longing. With candor, wry wit and memorable details, these stories shimmer.” – Publisher’s Weekly

    A Starred Review in the Foreword Review


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    When We Die | Kenneth J. Doka Ph. D.

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    Finding Comfort during Hard Times | Earl Johnson

    Starred Booklist Review***

    Named 1 of the Top 10 Health and Wellness Books of 2021 by Booklist

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    Jane Anonymous | Laurie Stolarz

    "This engrossing confessional is both heartbreaking and hopeful."--Booklist

    "Powerfully graphic"--Kirkus Reviews

    YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers


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    The Widow’s Christmas Surprise | Jenna Jaxon

    "Jaxon balances family drama and seasonal joy in her fast-paced fifth Widows Club Regency romance…Jaxon keeps the pages flying by highlighting just how high-stakes marriage and courtship were for Regency-era women. Maria’s plight is sure to resonate with historical romance fans.”– Publishers Weekly


    “Hugh is a very appealing hero, and Maria’s friendships with the other widows light up this warm holiday romance with its many surprising turns.” – Booklist

    Other books in series:
    Much Ado about a Widow​
    Wedding The Widow
    To Woo A Wicked Widow
    What A Widow Wants
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    The Pennypackers Go On Vacation | Lisa Doan

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    The Jigsaw Jungle | Kristin Levine

    California Young Reader Medal--Middle School 2022

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    The Framingham Fiend | Gregory Harris

    Other books in series:
    The Arnifour Affair
    The Bellingham Bloodbath
    The Connicle Curse
    The Dalwich Desecration
    The Endicott Evil
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    The Endicott Evil | Gregory Harris

    "The novel is well-paced . . . the interplay between Pendragon and Pruitt is interesting and complex . . . a number of unusual twists and turns." –Mystery Scene on The Arnifour Affair
    "An incredibly pleasing mystery . . . the author nails it yet again." –Suspense Magazine on The Bellingham Bloodbath
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    Unholy City | Carrie Smith

    "Smith's first-rate police procedural provides plenty of likely suspects and a clever detective." –Kirkus Reviews


    "Forgotten City, Carrie Smith’s gripping follow-up to Silent City, pits the unrelenting detective against a cast of diverse New Yorkers driven by their desires and ambitions and haunted by their pasts. But can she piece together the truth before the murderer kills again?" –Good Reads
    "Fans of procedurals should add Smith to their must-read lists." –Booklist (Starred Review)
    Other books in series:
    Forgotten City
    Silent City


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    The Wild West in Color | John C. Guntzelman

    These iconic and incredibly evocative photographs from another era capture the reality and immediacy of that time and only require the careful addition of color to make them far more accessible, believable, and meaningful to present-day readers.
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    The Business of Good | Jason Haber

    Serial and social entrepreneur Jason Haber reveals how business is being retooled to change the world. Through interviews with innovative figures and game-changing entrepreneurs, the book demonstrates the power and potential of social entrepreneurship to create jobs, grow the economy, and at the same time make a difference in the world
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    Sit Stay Heal | Mel C. Miskimen

    "4.83 stars: At turns hilarious and heart breaking, Sit Stay Heal will touch the souls of dog lovers everything, and speak to anyone seeking a way to connect with those they've lost." –Good Reads



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    Return to the Dark House | Laurie Faria Stolarz

    "It is rare for sequels to go above and beyond the first. However, Return to the Dark House kicks it up a notch with new scenery, new scares and a bigger climax than the first." –Teen Reads
    "Stephen King would love it." –Kirkus on Welcome to the Dark House
    Other books in series:
    Welcome to the Dark House
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    The Paper Cowboy | Kristin Levine

    "A winningly authentic, realistic and heartwarming family drama." –Kirkus
    Also by Kristin Levine:
    The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had
    The Lions of Little Rock
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    Enticing Her Unexpected Bridegroom | Catherine Hemmerling

    Other books in series:
    Tempting Her Reluctant Viscount
    Taming Her Forbidden Earl
    Romancing His English Rose
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    The Civil War in Color | John C. Guntzelman

    These iconic and incredibly evocative photographs from another era capture the reality and immediacy of that time and only require the careful addition of color to make them far more accessible, believable, and meaningful to present-day readers.
  • News

    Q&A with Jenna Jaxon Historical Romance Author of The Widow’s Club and More

    "Although the women in each novel are connected, it is not necessary to read them all or even to read them in order. Each book stands on its own. But once you read one, I’m guessing you’ll want to read them all." Read full interview here.

    JANE ANONYMOUS is on Kirkus Reviews Best YA for 2020 in the category of Mental Health.


  • Submissions

    We are currently closed to queries.

    We represent a variety of nonfiction and fiction.


    However we do not represent books in the following categories: Science fiction/fantasy, children’s picture books, screenplays or poetry.


    Please do not send attachments unless they are requested. Do not send queries via regular mail. I read each and every query, so it may take up to a month for me to respond. Queries do not have to be exclusive; however if further material is requested, please be in touch before accepting other representation.


    All queries should be sent to query@kgreenagency.com

  • Contact

    Kathryn Green Literary Agency, LLC
    157 Columbus Avenue, Suite 510
    New York, NY 10023
    (212) 245-4225