Meet Katie

Katie McCoach is a book coach and developmental editor working with traditional and self-published authors in the fiction and memoir spaces.

Originally from the east coast, Katie moved to Los Angeles in 2012 and never looked back. She started her editing business that year as well, and has been helping authors reach their goals ever since.

“I can’t resist a day full of sunlight. I do at times miss autumn, the scent of an entire neighborhood with lit fireplaces, and cracking open Old Bay covered blue crabs in the summertime.”

Katie has authors who’ve obtained publishing deals with Penguin, Harper Collins, Blushing Books, Inkspell, Tule, Boroughs, and more. Others have received agent representation, many are self-published, and several have won (multiple) awards.

In the past, she apprenticed at a literary agency, where she evaluated agent queries.  She has her BA degrees in Creative Writing and Communication. Her specialties are women’s fiction, memoir, sci-fi/fantasy, and romance for the YA, NA, and adult audiences.

She is a founding editor of Revise & Resub (RevPit), a contest for emerging writers. She served on the board of Contemporary Romance Writers, teaches workshops for SavvyAuthors, RWA chapters, and writers’ conferences, and has published articles in the RWR.

With a coffee shop on every corner in Los Angeles, you’ll never find Katie without caffeine.

Coffee or Tea?
Honey-lattes for life! Hot, cold, lukewarm—I’ll take them every which way.  Pair it with a flaky, buttery croissant and now my day is made. 
What's your superpower?

My superpower is taking seedlings of ideas and nurturing them into fully grown stories with character arcs that alter your perspective. 

What are some of your favorite books?

I love YA, women’s fiction, memoirs, and business and self-development books.

Some of my favs:

At Least You Have Your Health by Madi Sinha
The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld
A Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J. Mass
The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson
Possible Side Effects and Dry by Augusten Borroughs
Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin
We Should All Be Millionaires by Rachel Rodgers

Cats or Dogs?
Cats! For a long time, I had two lovely cats, who were not related and were most definitely not friends. One has since passed on, but her obnoxious-bully-you-into-love presence is still strong.