Katharine Walton represents her clients' projects to national and local media, the bookselling community and publishers.
Walton has developed and sold books to U.S. and international publishers. Her company, Katharine Walton Represents, is also a promotions agency, focused on media and events bookings. She has 25 years of experience launching and promoting literary, culinary and other arts-related ventures.
Before forming Katharine Walton Represents, she was the Director of Publicity for Algonquin Books, a division of Workman Publishing. During her eight years there, Algonquin's business grew and prospered. She found she enjoyed and was successful launching first novels and memoirs.
Before working in promotions at this literary publishing house based in the South, she was Editor of Charleston Magazine and also Editorial Director of Gulfstream Communications. Before working on the flagship city magazine, she was an editor and writer for national and international trade magazines.
Her career, working with publishers and journalists, began with editorial internships and freelance writing jobs for local newspapers and national magazines while still an undergraduate at The University of South Carolina Journalism School. Though a fluke, an article she wrote about Charleston won a Travel Journalism award, was anthologized in a book and turned into a screenplay for The Travel Channel.