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Kat Brzozowski

New York, New York



After seven years of editing both books for teens and adults at Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, I’ve taken the leap into kid lit and joined the Swoon Reads team! I’m so excited to focus on YA and have a work-related reason to check Twitter all day. I’m from New Hampshire (birthplace of terrible president Franklin Pierce! Sorry…), so I’m prone to saying “wicked”, and I still consider myself a tourist in NYC, where my goal is to eat as many dumplings and see as many Broadway musicals as possible

Favorite Books

The Giver, Stargirl, American Wife, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, The Golden Compass, Fingersmith, In the Woods.

Favorite Genres

Kat Brzozowski's Library

Most Recent Blog Posts

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Why Adults Should Read YA — and Where to Start

We all know that much of the audience of young adult books are young adults themselves. But there’s absolutely no reason why people who are no longer teenagers can’t still read YA and get something really valuable from the genre.  As traumatic as high school and adolescence was for many people, there’s also something singularly magical about ... Read More


cinder, marie rutkoski, maggie stiefvater, the winner's curse, marissa meyer, raven boys, anna poon, young adult, swoon reads authors, swoon reads
Friday, February 24th, 2017

Writing Setting with All Five Senses

You’re in a bustling cafe in downtown Philadelphia. You can hear the cappuccino machine steaming milk - whirring bursts of sound that you know will result in the most perfect froth. You smell the scent of coffee and freshly baked breads and pastries. You see the long line; a mother pushing a stroller, a tall man in a well-cut suit ... Read More


worldbuilding, writing, Ashley Woodfolk, senses, swoon reads authors, swoon reads, ask an editor
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Swoon Author L.E. DeLano: Easter Eggs in a Book? Guilty!

We all know about movie "Easter Eggs" - little tidbits that call out to pop culture (like Deadpool making fun of Hugh Jackman) or running gags within the franchise (like the Pizza Planet truck in Pixar movies). Movies aren't the only place to find those, you know. For instance, on the dust jacket of Dan Brown's novel Deception Point ... Read More


writing, swoon reads, harry potter, deadpool, le delano, easter eggs, author, traveler
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

GIRLS Just Wanna Read Books

Swooners, it’s almost time to bid adieu to that kooky HBO series about the misadventures of four millennial chicks living in Lady Liberty’s backyard. That’s right, the GIRLS are taking their final curtain call, in what will surely be a memorable mic-drop from Dunham, Apatow, and the other architects behind the show. If you’re a fan ... Read More


Marnie michaels, hbo, jessa johansson, Final season, hannah horvath, SHOSHANNA SHAPIRO, girls