Kelli Martin began her book publishing career over twenty years ago. She started at Simon & Schuster and rose up the editorial ladder at HarperCollins, Harlequin, and Amazon Publishing. At Amazon Publishing, Kelli served as the launch editor and public face of Montlake Romance, and was Executive Editor at Lake Union. Throughout her editorial career, Kelli built a list of successful authors and breakout books in romance and commercial fiction.
As a literary agent, Kelli is passionate about building the agency’s romance program, focusing on contemporary romance and romantic suspense, and is also excited to discover new talent in commercial women’s fiction, including love stories, romantic comedies, suspense fiction, family dramas, friendship dramas, beach reads, and women-coming-into-their-own stories.
For Kelli, guiding writers, pitching projects, polishing manuscripts, matchmaking between writers and publishing houses and building a list of beloved books that satisfy publishing houses and readers are the loves of her life.
Pitch Preferences: My areas of specialty are commercial fiction (suspense, love stories, romantic comedies, beach reads, family dramas, friendship dramas, friendship dramas), as well as romance (contemporary romance and romantic suspense).