Friday, May 1, 2015


Kathleen S. Allen-Literary Assistant

Greetings All,

This week’s spotlight is on, well, me. I’m the newest addition to the Seymour Agency’s staff as  a literary assistant and I’ll be maintaining the weekly blog spotlighting authors among other duties yet to be determined.

Who am I?

Like many of you, I’m a writer and a reader. I’ve been reading since I was three and I’m a quick reader. I try and read five to seven novels in a week but it doesn’t always work out. I’ve been known to read a novel in two hours. 

I grew up reading science fiction and fantasy first then moved onto other genres. When I was fifteen I decided to  use the list of 100 classics from my local library and read those. It took me a while but I’m proud to say I made it through their list.

One of my favorite authors is Anne McCaffrey, a SF/F author who wrote The Dragonriders of Pern among others. Her Harper Hall Trilogy is one of my faves.

I write young adult and adult speculative fiction. I’ve dabbled in MG and picture books but YA is my favorite genre both to read and write. However, I do love to read cozy mysteries and have written two. I am published with small presses and self-published. I am seeking representation.

I’m a pop culture fanatic and a Whedonist. I’m also a Whovian (Tennant is my Doctor), am Sherlocked and Hiddlestonian.  My fave TV show at the moment is iZombie. Past TV shows I’ve loved: Veronica Mars, Wonderfalls, Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gilmore Girls, Dark Angel, Being Human (the BBC version), Broadchurch (of course), Wire in the Blood, Inspector Lynley, Endeavour, Inspector Lewis, Midsomer Murders, Robin Hood, Ripper Street, Musketeers, Doctor Who. Torchwood—pretty much most BBC dramas.  

I have two cats, one is a new kitten who’s still getting the lay of the land and one is an older cat who thinks the kitten is annoying and has too much energy (she does).

I have a Master’s in Children’s Literature with an emphasis on creative writing for YA. 

I’m on Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Facebook and I have a website (see links below). Feel free to reach out to me on social media.

I’m excited to be one of the excellent staff at Seymour!

Take Care,

Find Kathleen here:  
Twitter: @kathleea

My mantra


  1. You have great taste, Kathleen!! Fellow SF/F lover here. Glad to have you with the agency. :)

  2. Love your mantra! And that's some cool covers. Welcome to the agency!

  3. Love your mantra! And that's some cool covers. Welcome to the agency!

  4. Congratulations on joining one of the best teams in the industry Kathleen!