Katharine Sands is a literary agent with the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency, and has worked with a varied list of authors who publish a diverse array of books.
She is the editor of Making the Perfect Pitch: How to Catch a Literary Agent’s Eye, has reviewed books for Publishers Weekly, and is a popular speaker at writers’ conferences.
Katharine’s reading interests are highly eclectic in both fiction and nonfiction, and she has a special place in her heart for writers who believe they have the next great story, novel, or project inside yet are clueless where to begin or how to break out from the pack.
“When reading fiction, I want to be compelled and propelled by urgent storytelling and hooked by characters. For memoir, I like to be transported to a world rarely or newly observed. And in nonfiction, I like to work with books that have a clear benefit for readers’ lives in categories of food, travel, lifestyle, home arts, beauty, wisdom, relationships, parenting, and fresh looks, which might address specific issues, life challenges, or popular culture.”
Katharine’s work as a literary agent with the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency gives her valuable, current insights into what publishers are looking for across a wide range of genres in a marketplace that’s always changing.