Kathleen Ortiz

Founder + Agent

Kathleen Ortiz (she/her) founded her own agency in 2022, after working in publishing and international licensing for over a decade, including roles as Director of Translation, Subsidiary Rights Manager and Literary Agent. She earned her M.S. in Publishing from Pace University, and has spent her career helping build and elevate creative brands.

Her focus is on books and media for adults and children, especially with a visual element. She loves media and books that bring humor and joy and inspire others in life. She is on the Illustration committee in the Association of American Literary Agents, Licensing International, and Women in Toys.

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Kathleen represents content creators, authors, illustrators and brands from all around the world. Her passion is helping clients find the best partners for their IP and and looking at properties from all angles, including possibilities beyond the book. She loves projects that feature pop culture, joy, encouragement, and humor, and she is interested in fiction as well as non-fiction, for both adults and children.

Note that at this time Kathleen is most likely to refer projects to the other KOMM agents, who are actively building their lists.