Kathleen Matthews Schmidt

Kathleen An industry veteran with 20 years of experience, Kathleen Schmidt was most recently an agent at Empire Literary. Prior to that, she was Associate Publisher of Rodale Books where she helped develop the Rodale Books publishing program, as well as new products and initiatives with current and prospective authors and brands, including The New York Times bestsellers Run Fast. Eat Slow., Thug Kitchen 101, The Code of the Extraordinary Mind, and Hustle.

Before joining Rodale, Schmidt was VP of Marketing and Publicity at Running Press, Weinstein Books and Atria working on such projects as #1 New York Times bestsellers You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero, Finding Me by Cleveland kidnapping victim Michelle Knight and The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie she was also part of the team who launched the international bestseller The Secret, and worked with bestselling authors such as Jodi Picoult.

Schmidt has also led her own PR & Marketing firm, KMSPR, where her clients included New York Times bestselling author Buzz Bissinger, former WNBA player Chamiques Holdsclaw, and writers J. Courtney Sullivan, Alissa Nutting, and Dawn Tripp among others.

Reach her at kathleen@kmspr.com or @bookgirl96