Meet Katie

Katie McCoach is a book coach (previously a developmental editor) working with traditional and self-published authors.

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

“I moved to the west coast because I can’t resist a day full of sunlight. I do at times miss autumn, the smell 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, 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 sci-fi, fantasy, dystopian, and romance for 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?
Espresso and cold brew are my go-tos. But you’ll find me drinking tea now and again in the winter.
What's your superpower?

My superpower is taking seedlings of ideas and nurturing them into a fully grown manuscript.

What are some of your favorite books?

I love YA books of all genres, women’s fiction, romance, and memoirs.

Some of my favs:

A Court of Thorns and Roses series
American Panda
Perks of Being a Wallflower
Harry Potter
The Kiss Quotient
The Year of Yes

Augusten Borroughs
Kristan Higgins
Julie James
Maisey Yates
Sarah Maclean

Cats or Dogs?
Cats! I have two. And they are not friends.