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MEET your TEAM

KELLY NOTARAS
FOUNDER


Kn literary arts is the creation of twenty-year publishing veteran Kelly Notaras. After starting her career in New York City—working as an editor for HarperCollins, Penguin USA and Hyperion Books—she relocated several years ago to Boulder, Colorado, where she served for four years as the VP and editorial director at Sounds True, a multimedia spirituality publishing company. There she oversaw an impressive list of spiritual luminaries, including Adyashanti, Reggie Ray, Krishna Das, Sharon Salzberg, Pema Chodron, Caroline Myss, and many more.

In 2010 she left Sounds True to ghostwrite her first book, but her love of editing was never far away. Since starting kn literary arts, she has been honored to edit a wide variety of personal-growth books, including New York Times bestsellers The Tapping Solution by Nick Ortner and Pussy: A Reclamation by Regena “Mama Gena” Thomashauer, as well as all three of Nancy Levin’s popular books: Jump . . . and Your Life Will Appear, Worthy and The New Relationship Blueprint. Kn literary’s amazing client list also includes Drew Canole, Sara Gottfried, Carrie Green, Matt Kahn, Danette May, Michael Morelli, Agapi Stassinopoulos, Kate Northrup, and many more.

Along with an impressive roster of talented editorial associates, Kelly is dedicated to the kn literary arts mission: bringing life-changing books into the world—and making sure they’re good once they’re here.


ANNIE WYLDE
EDITORIAL MATCHMAKER

Annie Wylde is a writer of fiction and a reader of everything—from literature and poetry to philosophy, science, spirituality, memoir, health and wellness and beyond . As an editor, Annie loves helping writers mold the deep, personal stories they’ve been carrying around for years into beautiful, powerful books.

After receiving her MA from NYU in writing, editing, and publishing, Annie spent several years working on the agenting and editorial sides of the publishing industry, beginning at Don Congdon Associates before moving to Vintage Anchor Books (Knopf Doubleday) at Penguin Random House. Annie left the New York publishing world in 2015 to build deeper relationships with her editing clients and to mentor writers in the process of cultivating their unique voices.

Annie currently lives in Boulder, Colorado, where she loves dreaming up practical and whimsical domestic innovations—including the proper way to install a French drain and the most efficient layout for a Victorian chicken coop. Annie can be found most days working in her garden, planning outdoor movie nights for friends, and, of course, writing and editing in front of the fire (typically with a very large cat wrapped around her neck).


JASON BUCHHOLZ
EDITORIAL MATCHMAKER

Books still keep Jason Buchholz up too late, but he doesn’t have to hide under the covers with a flashlight anymore. In his writing career he has worked as a travel writer, a publisher, and a journalist, covering business, finance, and technology. His debut novel, A Paper Son, was published in 2016 by Tyrus Books, since acquired by Simon & Schuster.

His love for storytelling finds further expression in editing and supporting other writers in their endeavors to find their voices. He considers it the greatest of honors to have had the opportunity to work with authors from all over the world on everything from epic novels to scientific articles. He lives in northern California, where he continues to write, read, and edit deep into the night.


KELLY NOTARAS
FOUNDER


Kn literary arts is the creation of twenty-year publishing veteran Kelly Notaras. After starting her career in New York City—working as an editor for HarperCollins, Penguin USA and Hyperion Books—she relocated several years ago to Boulder, Colorado, where she served for four years as the VP and editorial director at Sounds True, a multimedia spirituality publishing company. There she oversaw an impressive list of spiritual luminaries, including Adyashanti, Reggie Ray, Krishna Das, Sharon Salzberg, Pema Chodron, Caroline Myss, and many more.

In 2010 she left Sounds True to ghostwrite her first book, but her love of editing was never far away. Since starting kn literary arts, she has been honored to edit a wide variety of personal-growth books, including New York Times bestsellers The Tapping Solution by Nick Ortner and Pussy: A Reclamation by Regena “Mama Gena” Thomashauer, as well as all three of Nancy Levin’s popular books: Jump . . . and Your Life Will Appear, Worthy and The New Relationship Blueprint. Kn literary’s amazing client list also includes Drew Canole, Sara Gottfried, Carrie Green, Matt Kahn, Danette May, Michael Morelli, Agapi Stassinopoulos, Kate Northrup, and many more.

Along with an impressive roster of talented editorial associates, Kelly is dedicated to the kn literary arts mission: bringing life-changing books into the world—and making sure they’re good once they’re here.


ANNIE WYLDE
EDITORIAL MATCHMAKER

Annie Wylde is a writer of fiction and a reader of everything—from literature and poetry to philosophy, science, spirituality, memoir, health and wellness and beyond . As an editor, Annie loves helping writers mold the deep, personal stories they’ve been carrying around for years into beautiful, powerful books.

After receiving her MA from NYU in writing, editing, and publishing, Annie spent several years working on the agenting and editorial sides of the publishing industry, beginning at Don Congdon Associates before moving to Vintage Anchor Books (Knopf Doubleday) at Penguin Random House. Annie left the New York publishing world in 2015 to build deeper relationships with her editing clients and to mentor writers in the process of cultivating their unique voices.

Annie currently lives in Boulder, Colorado, where she loves dreaming up practical and whimsical domestic innovations—including the proper way to install a French drain and the most efficient layout for a Victorian chicken coop. Annie can be found most days working in her garden, planning outdoor movie nights for friends, and, of course, writing and editing in front of the fire (typically with a very large cat wrapped around her neck).


JASON BUCHHOLZ
EDITORIAL MATCHMAKER

Books still keep Jason Buchholz up too late, but he doesn’t have to hide under the covers with a flashlight anymore. In his writing career he has worked as a travel writer, a publisher, and a journalist, covering business, finance, and technology. His debut novel, A Paper Son, was published in 2016 by Tyrus Books, since acquired by Simon & Schuster.

His love for storytelling finds further expression in editing and supporting other writers in their endeavors to find their voices. He considers it the greatest of honors to have had the opportunity to work with authors from all over the world on everything from epic novels to scientific articles. He lives in northern California, where he continues to write, read, and edit deep into the night.


LAUREN DESTEFANO
EDITORIAL MATCHMAKER

Books have been an important part of Lauren DeStefano‘s life for as long as she can remember. She carried books everywhere she went as a child, and still does to this day. She earned her BA in English from Albertus Magnus College, and read as many books as humanly possible in that time. Her campus work helping students edit and craft thesis papers ignited her love of helping other writers find their voices. She carries this passion to this day.

In 2011, her debut novel was published by Simon & Schuster and went on to become a New York Times bestseller. In the years since, she has written several novels for children, teens and adults, many of which have been published in over thirty countries worldwide. Having spent so many years working with publishers, authors, and editors, Lauren DeStefano has a strong empathy for writers both seasoned and brand-new. Her approach is to help writers find and hone their voice with understanding, compassion, and straightforwardness.


NIRMALA NATARAJ
EDITORIAL MATCHMAKER

Nirmala is a New York–based writer, editor, book midwife, theater artist, and mythmaker. Her work lives at the crossroads of creativity, mythology, storytelling, and collective liberation. As a multi-genre collaborator and creative facilitator, she believes in generative solutions in the midst of chaos, the coexistence of messiness and magic, and breathtaking beauty as a natural consequence of this wild ride. Her specialties include literary nonfiction, speculative fiction, mindfulness meditation, spirituality and personal development, art and design, and social change. Nirmala is trained in several methods of narrative-based collective healing, including Emergent Strategy, Family Constellations, Playback Theatre, Social Presencing Theater, Theatre of the Oppressed, and the Work That Reconnects. In her spare time, she drinks lots of black tea, indulges in luxury skincare, and plots the building of her own community retreat center in upstate New York. Find out more about Nirmala at nirmalanataraj.com.

ADA MIYAKAWA
ADA MIYAKAWA
EDITORIAL MATCHMAKER

Ada Miyakawa brings with her a deep background in education, educational consulting and counseling. Over the years she’s honed a special ability to truly listen carefully to her clients, discern their unique needs and then provide the best strategies and resources to help them achieve optimal outcomes. She, like the rest of the kn literary team, shares a true enjoyment for the written word and takes great pleasure in empowering those who wish to bring their ideas to light.

Ada’s natural curiosity and passion for learning have led to a wealth of knowledge in the areas of wellness, science, education and the natural world. In addition to reading a variety of genres, she loves to hike, swim, garden and kayak. She also enjoys diving into all sorts of projects that challenge her creativity and problem-solving abilities. Her number one passion though, is sharing her love of all things literary through tutoring young readers and writers and volunteering as an adult literacy tutor.


LAUREN DESTEFANO
EDITORIAL MATCHMAKER

Books have been an important part of Lauren DeStefano‘s life for as long as she can remember. She carried books everywhere she went as a child, and still does to this day. She earned her BA in English from Albertus Magnus College, and read as many books as humanly possible in that time. Her campus work helping students edit and craft thesis papers ignited her love of helping other writers find their voices. She carries this passion to this day.

In 2011, her debut novel was published by Simon & Schuster and went on to become a New York Times bestseller. In the years since, she has written several novels for children, teens and adults, many of which have been published in over thirty countries worldwide. Having spent so many years working with publishers, authors, and editors, Lauren DeStefano has a strong empathy for writers both seasoned and brand-new. Her approach is to help writers find and hone their voice with understanding, compassion, and straightforwardness.


NIRMALA NATARAJ
EDITORIAL MATCHMAKER

Nirmala is a New York–based writer, editor, book midwife, theater artist, and mythmaker. Her work lives at the crossroads of creativity, mythology, storytelling, and collective liberation. As a multi-genre collaborator and creative facilitator, she believes in generative solutions in the midst of chaos, the coexistence of messiness and magic, and breathtaking beauty as a natural consequence of this wild ride. Her specialties include literary nonfiction, speculative fiction, mindfulness meditation, spirituality and personal development, art and design, and social change. Nirmala is trained in several methods of narrative-based collective healing, including Emergent Strategy, Family Constellations, Playback Theatre, Social Presencing Theater, Theatre of the Oppressed, and the Work That Reconnects. In her spare time, she drinks lots of black tea, indulges in luxury skincare, and plots the building of her own community retreat center in upstate New York. Find out more about Nirmala at nirmalanataraj.com.

ADA MIYAKAWA
ADA MIYAKAWA
EDITORIAL MATCHMAKER

Ada Miyakawa brings with her a deep background in education, educational consulting and counseling. Over the years she’s honed a special ability to truly listen carefully to her clients, discern their unique needs and then provide the best strategies and resources to help them achieve optimal outcomes. She, like the rest of the kn literary team, shares a true enjoyment for the written word and takes great pleasure in empowering those who wish to bring their ideas to light.

Ada’s natural curiosity and passion for learning have led to a wealth of knowledge in the areas of wellness, science, education and the natural world. In addition to reading a variety of genres, she loves to hike, swim, garden and kayak. She also enjoys diving into all sorts of projects that challenge her creativity and problem-solving abilities. Her number one passion though, is sharing her love of all things literary through tutoring young readers and writers and volunteering as an adult literacy tutor.


ALEXANDRA OLIVER
MARKETING & SELF-PUBLISHING

Alexandra Oliver comes from a background in digital marketing, product development and human development. Her earlier life passion in the arts paved the path for her interest in human behavior and storytelling. This eventually led to her discovery and love for the vast landscape of marketing, a career that has given her the opportunity to work in many different industries.

She believes it’s an exciting time for the publishing world and that, when used with a positive purpose, marketing becomes a vital tool in spreading the reach of a book’s message. This is why she loves working with kn literary arts, a studio built primarily with the intention to nourish voices and empower writers to complete and share their work.

In her free time Alexandra enjoys finding nature, writing, playing music and traveling.


ANDREA SALEK
MARKETING ADMINISTRATOR

Andrea Salek started with kn literary in 2019 with over ten years in marketing and graphic design experience. Early on she had a strong love for writing and self-expression. She combined her love for art and writing with her double major in journalism and graphic design.

She started her career as a book layout-designer for an educational consulting company before moving on to be a graphic designer for an international beverage company and continually keeps busy with freelance projects.

Kn literary has been a perfect home for Andrea. She embraces the deeply encouraging and supportive community, and she loves representing a brand that so clearly expresses its love for its writers.

By day you can find her crafting blogs and newsletters and serving her ultimate love of branding and visual marketing.

By night, she toggles between running after two lively young daughters, cooking, attempting new Pinterest DIY’s and retreating to the mountains for some hiking or camping near her home of Lakewood, Colorado.


RENATA DOLZ
GENERAL MANAGER

Renata Dolz enjoys building relationships and honest brands and powering up both sides of her brain to problem-solve. She believes what a company says and does mattershow they treat employees and customers alike and if they live their values everyday. She’s dedicated to helping build appreciative, happy cultures that foster trust and loyal clients. She’s had the opportunity to lead national marketing and sales teams for brands like Pepsi, Keebler and First Western. She’s enjoyed ten years on and off as an entrepreneur; five of those, leading teams in extraordinary, creative team building experiences that amplified company cultures and values. 

Community-and social-minded, she guest teaches in Denver publicsSchools and served as past chair for Chair Platte Forum, an organization that benefits underserved youth through long-term collaborations with emerging artists. She’s a creative soul: artist, writer and a messy, but good cook. When not supporting our amazing clients and their important work, she can be found painting (while listening to an audio book), writing, hiking or somewhere across the globe. She believes in living a life based on experiences; not things.

Strength Finders: Achiever, Ideation, Empathy, Activator

Enneagram: Enthusiast, Challenger, Helper, Achiever


ALEXANDRA OLIVER
MARKETING & SELF-PUBLISHING

Alexandra Oliver comes from a background in digital marketing, product development and human development. Her earlier life passion in the arts paved the path for her interest in human behavior and storytelling. This eventually led to her discovery and love for the vast landscape of marketing, a career that has given her the opportunity to work in many different industries.

She believes it’s an exciting time for the publishing world and that, when used with a positive purpose, marketing becomes a vital tool in spreading the reach of a book’s message. This is why she loves working with kn literary arts, a studio built primarily with the intention to nourish voices and empower writers to complete and share their work.

In her free time Alexandra enjoys finding nature, writing, playing music and traveling.


ANDREA SALEK
MARKETING ADMINISTRATOR

Andrea Salek started with kn literary in 2019 with over ten years in marketing and graphic design experience. Early on she had a strong love for writing and self-expression. She combined her love for art and writing with her double major in journalism and graphic design.

She started her career as a book layout-designer for an educational consultanting company before moving on to be a graphic designer for an international beverage company and continually keeps busy with freelance projects.

Kn literary has been a perfect home for Andrea. She embraces the deeply encouraging and supportive community, and she loves representing a brand that so clearly expresses its love for its writers.

By day you can find her crafting blogs and newsletters and serving her ultimate love of branding and visual marketing.

By night, she toggles between running after two lively young daughters, cooking, attempting new Pinterest DIY’s and retreating to the mountains for some hiking or camping near her home of Lakewood, Colorado.


RENATA DOLZ
GENERAL MANAGER

Renata Dolz enjoys building relationships and honest brands and powering up both sides of her brain to problem-solve. She believes what a company says and does mattershow they treat employees and customers alike and if they live their values everyday. She’s dedicated to helping build appreciative, happy cultures that foster trust and loyal clients. She’s had the opportunity to lead national marketing and sales teams for brands like Pepsi, Keebler and First Western. She’s enjoyed ten years on and off as an entrepreneur; five of those, leading teams in extraordinary, creative team building experiences that amplified company cultures and values. 

Community-and social-minded, she guest teaches in Denver public schools and served as past chair for Chair Platte Forum, an organization that benefits underserved youth through long-term collaborations with emerging artists. She’s a creative soul: artist, writer and a messy, but good cook. When not supporting our amazing clients and their important work, she can be found painting (while listening to an audio book), writing, hiking or somewhere across the globe. She believes in living a life based on experiences; not things.

Strength Finders: Achiever, Ideation, Empathy, Activator

Enneagram: Enthusiast, Challenger, Helper, Achiever


DEBORAH HORST
OPERATIONS MANAGER

Deborah Horst has spent much of her career focused on operations management and process improvement, both with companies as large as the Pepsi-Cola Company and as small as a family-owned HVAC business. She has a BA from the University of Virginia, and an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College. Her favorite thing in the business world to do besides build spreadsheets and databases is to solve problems. In her off hours, she enjoys traveling the world, and hiking the Colorado mountains with her dog. She is very excited to be on the kn literary team because, like many of the others on the team, she was an under-the-covers reader as a child and still reads voraciously!


DEBORAH HORST
OPERATIONS MANAGER

Deborah Horst has spent much of her career focused on operations management and process improvement, both with companies as large as the Pepsi-Cola Company and as small as a family-owned HVAC business. She has a BA from the University of Virginia, and an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College. Her favorite thing in the business world to do besides build spreadsheets and databases is to solve problems. In her off hours, she enjoys traveling the world, and hiking the Colorado mountains with her dog. She is very excited to be on the kn literary team because, like many of the others on the team, she was an under-the-covers reader as a child and still reads voraciously!

“I felt kn literary’s care, enthusiasm and resonance for my book project from my very first conversation with my editor. Working with my kn literary editor felt divinely guided because she got my story on so many levels. I always felt like I was working with a team—with Kelly’s fine-tuning of my book’s message and audience, working with my story editor, who was stellar in sculpting the story, and my editor’s excellent editing. I’m very grateful to kn literary for helping make Brown Skin Girl who she is.”

Mytrae Meliana
kn literary editorial client