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Kathryn Santora

Kathryn SantoraPublicist

New York

Professional, insightful, proactive and efficient publicist.


I develop publicity campaigns and communicate with journalists, bloggers, reporters to create a media moments for new books and authors. I write publicity materials that present books to the world in easy to understand and stimulating ways. I assist authors in creating original content for print, radio and online media. I generate creative solutions and new ways to present titles to the world.

Adventure Crime & Mystery Cultural & Ethnic Themes Historical Fiction Holiday Horror Humor & Comedy Literature Thriller
Publishing Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement Social & Behavioral Sciences Travel

Work experience


Atria Books/Simon and Schuster

October, 2014 – Present (over 2 years)

Authors include: NYT Bestseller Sy Montgomery (Hits include Boston Globe,, Daily Beast, Nature Magazine, National Geographic, New York Times ), Benilde Little (Hits include People, Essence, Juicy Magazine), Deborah Davis (upcoming features in Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Vanity Fair) Tosha Silver, Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus (of Nanny Diary fame) and more…

Integral part of the Keywords Press publicity team. Assisted on bestselling campaigns for YouTube stars Connor Franta and Joey Graceffa. Traveled with authors across the country for various events.


Hudson Street Press/Plume-Penguin

February, 2014 – October, 2014 (8 months)

Authors include: Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN (Hits include Dr. Oz, and Health and Elle magazines), Paul Dolan, PhD (Hits include features in Health and Men’s Journal) Brian Benson, Hazel Woods, Carl Lavie, MD, and more…

Associate Publicist

Doubleday/Random House

January, 2011 – January, 2014 (about 3 years)

Developed publicity campaigns and tours for Doubleday and Nan A. Talese authors including Hooman Majd (THE MINISTRY OF GUIDANCE – Hits include NPR’s Fresh Air, NPR’s Weekend Edition, National Geographic, Vanity Fair, Associated Press, Politico); Leah Vincent (CUT ME LOOSE – Hits included NY Post, Vanity Fair, WNYC Lopate,, Daily Beast, New York Times Modern Love) Carlin Flora (FRIENDFLUENCE – Hits included Today Show, Fox and Friends, NY Daily News, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Marketplace); Barbara Garson (DOWN THE UP ESCALATOR – Hits included Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, WNYC-Lopate, LA Times, Salon); Deirdre Bair (SAUL STEINBERG – Hits included Vanity Fair, Wall Street Journal, New York Times Book Review, New York Times Daily, WNYC-Lopate), Ray Monk (ROBERT OPPENHEIMER - Hits included New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, CSpan) as well as for James Wolcott, Leah Vincent, Louis Begley, Hannah Weyer, Alex Kava, Jeff Lindsay, as well as for other established and first-time authors

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