New agent open to MG and YA queries

Posted on January 26, 2012


Kathryn Patten is a new associate with Sheree Bykofsky Associates, Inc. She came to the agency as a writer who was interested in learning about all aspects of the publishing industry and she quickly worked her way up from intern to associate agent. Kathryn is excited about working with writers, both published and unpublished, and she is actively building her client list. At this time, Kathryn is particularly interested in acquiring YA (all subgenres) and Middle Grade Fiction.

Kathryn is drawn to stories that are unique, character-driven, offer a touch of magical-realism and challenge what might be considered to be the norm. For YA, she would love to find a high-concept story that is somewhat dark/edgy, a thriller that forces her to sleep with the lights on, a romance that has her falling in love with the characters, or realistic fiction that evokes her deepest emotions. For middle grade fiction, she is specifically interested in acquiring books for boys.

Kathryn has been a member of the SCBWI since 2006, and in her free time she enjoys working on her own writing. She also loves to travel to new and exciting places and while she grew up in South Africa, she has lived in six different countries. Kathryn currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, her son, a dog and a cat.

Kathryn can be contacted via email:
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