Kim Lionetti

BookEnds Literary Agency

As the first literary agent to charm BookEnds into hiring her, Kim has been an integral part of growing the agency, along with her clients' careers. Using the editorial skills learned during her first eight years in the industry at Berkley Publishing, Kim helps authors shape their works into books their readers will love. With over twenty-five years of publishing experience, she's worked with award winners and bestsellers in a variety of genres. Kim's journey into publishing began in middle school when she raided her grandmother's collection of Phyllis Whitney books and transformed into an incurable bibliophile. Since then, she's surrounded herself with books in virtually every job she's held (with the exception of her awkward pleated khaki phase at Blockbuster.) She volunteered at her school library, worked as a customer service rep at two different bookstores and was an editorial intern before graduating college. Now, with a client list including women's fiction, mystery, young adult and romance, Kim enjoys working on a wide range of books. She gravitates toward commercial, unputdownable reads with characters she can get wrapped up in. Currently, she's especially eager to find genre-bending stories that blur the lines between book club fiction and romance/suspense/magical realism/horror. She loves both historical and contemporary romance and is always in the mood for a good rom-com, as long as it brings something fresh and unique to the market. Originally from Pennsylvania, Kim currently resides in New Jersey with her son (knock-knock jokester extraordinaire), daughter (resident drama queen), husband (80s aficionado and sports trivia master), and Millie (the moody feline).

Subject Focus

Fiction: Debut
Fiction: Mystery/Crime
Fiction: Women’s/Romance
Fiction: General/Other Fiction
Children’s: Young Adult Fiction

Experience

25+

Years of Industry Experience

Submission Requirements

How to successfully present your work

Query me at https://querymanager.com/query/KLionetti