Kate McKean is vice president at the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency and an adjunct professor at New York University. She earned a master’s degree in fiction writing at the University of Southern Mississippi and began her publishing career at the University Press of Florida. She has worked with New York Times’ best-selling authors in a wide variety of genres, including Mallory Ortberg’s Texts from Jane Eyre, Madeleine Roux’s YA horror series Asylum and Brittany Gibbons’ memoir Fat Girl Walking. For adults, she is primarily interested in contemporary romance, contemporary women’s fiction, literary fiction, historical fiction set in the 20th century, high fantasy, magical realism and science fiction. For children, she is looking for projects in middle grade and young adult in the areas of thriller, horror, romance, LGBTQ issues, contemporary fiction, sports, magical realism, fantasy and science fiction. In non-fiction, for adults or children/teens, she represents books by authors with demonstrable platforms in the areas of pop culture, memoir, sports, food writing, humor, design, creativity and craft.