Kat Kerr- Agent Apprentice
Kat has been a lifelong reader and writer, composing stories from an early age when crayons and magic markers served as her preferred writing utensils. A diverse and avid reader, her reading tastes started out with classics such as Little Women and Jane Eyre, and quickly spread to books such as Tamora Pierce’s Song of the Lioness, Christopher Pike’s The Last Vampire series, Harry Potter, Bridget Jones’ Diary, and any book ever written or will be written by Amy Tan. When she’s not reading, Kat can probably be found dragging her friends to a karaoke room, scouring the city for the nearest Korean BBQ restaurant, or on a soapbox adamantly proclaiming Ravenclaw as the best Hogwarts house...because it is.
Kat graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors in English in 2009 and has previously interned at Holloway Literary Agency, before beginning her career with Corvisiero Literary Agency as an intern in 2017. She loves strong, voice-driven works with quirky, heavily flawed characters. As a Korean-American bisexual reader and writer, she feels strongly about supporting programs like We Need Diverse Books and has particular interests in own-voices works by first generation immigrants and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Stories incorporating Mexican or Korean culture as well as mental health issues score extra points with her.
Literary and Upmarket Fiction:
Kat is drawn to strong, character-driven works with rich, literary prose. She loves books that make her think and have a strong emotional pull.
Other favorites: Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys¸ Big Fish by Daniel Wallace, About a Boy by Nick Hornby, Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison, The Leavers by Lisa Ko, and Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel.
For the commercial market, Kat is looking for high concept, voice-driven works with a close POV and well-developed, distinct characters.
Other favorites: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab, The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger, and Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire.
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