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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.


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.


DONNA GALASSI
EDITORIAL MATCHMAKER

Donna Galassi has decades of publishing experience, most recently as the Associate Publisher for Avalon Travel and Seal Press, imprints of Hachette Book Group. She is experienced in book marketing and distribution. Throughout her career she has worked directly with online retailers, bookstore chains, independent bookstores and libraries. Donna’s areas of expertise are memoir, health/fitness, self-help, gender studies, feminism, travel, outdoor recreation and other non-fiction categories. She enjoys helping authors position their ideas and manuscripts for today’s marketplace. Donna has assisted authors in refining their message, building a platform, and developing a marketing strategy.

Growing up Donna was a bookworm who hung out at the public library. Even after years of working in publishing, author events and book festivals remain some of her favorite things. She lives on California’s beautiful central coast where a great day begins with a hike to the beach and ends with a novel and a glass of local Pinor Noir.


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.


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.


DONNA GALASSI
EDITORIAL MATCHMAKER

Donna Galassi has decades of publishing experience, most recently as the Associate Publisher for Avalon Travel and Seal Press, imprints of Hachette Book Group. She is experienced in book marketing and distribution. Throughout her career she has worked directly with online retailers, bookstore chains, independent bookstores and libraries. Donna’s areas of expertise are memoir, health/fitness, self-help, gender studies, feminism, travel, outdoor recreation and other non-fiction categories. She enjoys helping authors position their ideas and manuscripts for today’s marketplace. Donna has assisted authors in refining their message, building a platform, and developing a marketing strategy.

Growing up Donna was a bookworm who hung out at the public library. Even after years of working in publishing, author events and book festivals remain some of her favorite things. She lives on California’s beautiful central coast where a great day begins with a hike to the beach and ends with a novel and a glass of local Pinor Noir.


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.

SARAH BOSSENBROEK
SARAH BOSSENBROEK
EDITORIAL MATCHMAKER

Sarah Bossenbroek spent over a decade in print and online journalism, working as both a travel editor and a managing editor while writing on topics ranging from health and nutrition to workplace culture to arts and entertainment. While working in the nonprofit and education spheres over the past decade, she discovered a love of book editing as well as proposal coaching and editing. Sarah has found her most fulfilling work to be with clients in the teaching memoir, psychology and self-improvement genres. Based in Portland, Oregon, she’s grateful to be able to explore the outdoors with her family in and near a city where great food, culture and art are around every corner. She still prefers reading traditional books, but the invention of audiobooks and podcasts means she no longer risks her life by having her nose in a book while crossing busy streets.


EMILY KREMPHOLTZ
EDITORIAL MATCHMAKER

Emily Krempholtz is a writer, editor, book coach, and storyteller. Her reading interests are as varied and ever-changing as her hair color, but her specialties as an editor include memoir, personal development, and speculative fiction. With a background that spans from journalism to fantasy novels, Emily is passionate about pulling at the threads of a narrative—be it memoir, self-help, or sci-fi—to unearth the powerful stories that lie beneath the fabric of the human experience. She prides herself on being an enthusiastic, supportive, and honest advocate for the authors she works with.

In her spare time, Emily loves to ride horses, bake bread, decorate cakes, and drink more tea than is probably healthy. When she’s not traveling, she lives in sunny Colorado, where you can usually find her in the mountains—either hiking (and pretending to be a character in a novel) or curled up in a hammock with a good book (and also pretending to be a character in a novel). She’s on a lifelong quest to discover the magic in the world, and has a sneaking suspicion that the written word is where she’ll find it.


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.

SARAH BOSSENBROEK
SARAH BOSSENBROEK
EDITORIAL MATCHMAKER

Sarah Bossenbroek spent over a decade in print and online journalism, working as both a travel editor and a managing editor while writing on topics ranging from health and nutrition to workplace culture to arts and entertainment. While working in the nonprofit and education spheres over the past decade, she discovered a love of book editing as well as proposal coaching and editing. Sarah has found her most fulfilling work to be with clients in the teaching memoir, psychology and self-improvement genres. Based in Portland, Oregon, she’s grateful to be able to explore the outdoors with her family in and near a city where great food, culture and art are around every corner. She still prefers reading traditional books, but the invention of audiobooks and podcasts means she no longer risks her life by having her nose in a book while crossing busy streets.


EMILY KREMPHOLTZ
EDITORIAL MATCHMAKER

Emily Krempholtz is a writer, editor, book coach, and storyteller. Her reading interests are as varied and ever-changing as her hair color, but her specialties as an editor include memoir, personal development, and speculative fiction. With a background that spans from journalism to fantasy novels, Emily is passionate about pulling at the threads of a narrative—be it memoir, self-help, or sci-fi—to unearth the powerful stories that lie beneath the fabric of the human experience. She prides herself on being an enthusiastic, supportive, and honest advocate for the authors she works with.

In her spare time, Emily loves to ride horses, bake bread, decorate cakes, and drink more tea than is probably healthy. When she’s not traveling, she lives in sunny Colorado, where you can usually find her in the mountains—either hiking (and pretending to be a character in a novel) or curled up in a hammock with a good book (and also pretending to be a character in a novel). She’s on a lifelong quest to discover the magic in the world, and has a sneaking suspicion that the written word is where she’ll find it.


KJ GROW
GENERAL MANAGER

KJ Grow joined kn literary as General Manager in 2021 with 18 years of book publishing experience, which included New York City-based sales positions at Simon & Schuster and Penguin Random House. She is a graduate of both the Columbia Publishing Course and the Yale Publishing Course. Most recently she was the VP of Sales & Marketing and then Publisher at Shambhala Publications. Her reading interests are far-ranging and include business & leadership, memoir, nature, politics, social change and social justice, and literary fiction. KJ has also done stints as an independent bookseller and event planner, a NYC public school teacher and has worked on an organic farm in Maine. She lives and plays in Longmont, CO with her partner and two black cats.


RENATA DOLZ
DIRECTOR OF CLIENT PARTNERSHIPS

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


LINDSAY MICHKO
OFFICE MANAGER

Equipped with a passion for organization and a love of books, Lindsay Michko is our Office Manager. Her office administration career has led her to roles in higher education, real estate and property management, and, most recently, publishing. Lindsay holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Naropa University, where she minored in Writing & Literature, as well as in Visual Arts. With an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, Lindsay most enjoys reading nonfiction, but she also reads plenty of poetry and spirituality-based books. In her free time, Lindsay is a studying and consulting astrologer, but she does relax every now and then, either snuggling with her feline companion, Hermes, or riding her bike around Boulder, Colorado, where she lives.


KJ GROW
GENERAL MANAGER

KJ Grow joined kn literary as General Manager in 2021 with 18 years of book publishing experience, which included New York City-based sales positions at Simon & Schuster and Penguin Random House. She is a graduate of both the Columbia Publishing Course and the Yale Publishing Course. Most recently she was the VP of Sales & Marketing and then Publisher at Shambhala Publications. Her reading interests are far-ranging and include business & leadership, memoir, nature, politics, social change and social justice, and literary fiction. KJ has also done stints as an independent bookseller and event planner, a NYC public school teacher and has worked on an organic farm in Maine. She lives and plays in Longmont, CO with her partner and two black cats.


RENATA DOLZ
DIRECTOR OF CLIENT PARTNERSHIPS

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


LINDSAY MICHKO
OFFICE MANAGER

Equipped with a passion for organization and a love of books, Lindsay Michko is our Office Manager. Her office administration career has led her to roles in higher education, real estate and property management, and, most recently, publishing. Lindsay holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Naropa University, where she minored in Writing & Literature, as well as in Visual Arts. With an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, Lindsay most enjoys reading nonfiction, but she also reads plenty of poetry and spirituality-based books. In her free time, Lindsay is a studying and consulting astrologer, but she does relax every now and then, either snuggling with her feline companion, Hermes, or riding her bike around Boulder, Colorado, where she lives.


TONI SCIARRA POYNTER
EDITORIAL CONSULTANT

Toni Sciarra Poynter is a book publishing industry veteran and a bestselling independent nonfiction editor and writer. She’s been fortunate to focus her career on helping experts bring their knowledge to the public through books that aim to inform, inspire, and improve lives.

She spent more than 25 years at major publishing houses and held editorial acquisition positions at HarperCollins, William Morrow, and Simon and Schuster, working with noted authorities such as bestselling trainer Jack Canfield, Families and Work Institute President Ellen Galinsky, Salk Institute neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran, M.D., Ph.D., New York Times science writers Gina Kolata and Sandra Blakeslee, Mayo Clinic, and the Emily Post Institute.

An editorial consultant since 2008, her clients have been published by Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Simon and Schuster, Public Affairs/Hachette, Rodale, and Workman. Highlights include Dangerous Personalities/Joe Navarro (Wall Street Journal bestseller), The Code of the Extraordinary Mind/Vishen Lakhiani (New York Times bestseller), The Bullet Journal Method/Ryder Carroll (New York Times bestseller), and Mind in the Making/Ellen Galinsky (1.5 billion+ media impressions).

She is a past co-president of Women’s Media Group (2013, 2014) and a member of the Authors Guild.

She lives in Manhattan, where she loves to explore and photograph the city, and dance—which has given her the opportunity to be a flower, a sylph, a Jet, a Shark, a hoofer, and a murderess.

A detailed bio is available here.


TONI SCIARRA POYNTER
EDITORIAL CONSULTANT

Toni Sciarra Poynter is a book publishing industry veteran and a bestselling independent nonfiction editor and writer. She’s been fortunate to focus her career on helping experts bring their knowledge to the public through books that aim to inform, inspire, and improve lives.

She spent more than 25 years at major publishing houses and held editorial acquisition positions at HarperCollins, William Morrow, and Simon and Schuster, working with noted authorities such as bestselling trainer Jack Canfield, Families and Work Institute President Ellen Galinsky, Salk Institute neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran, M.D., Ph.D., New York Times science writers Gina Kolata and Sandra Blakeslee, Mayo Clinic, and the Emily Post Institute.

An editorial consultant since 2008, her clients have been published by Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Simon and Schuster, Public Affairs/Hachette, Rodale, and Workman. Highlights include Dangerous Personalities/Joe Navarro (Wall Street Journal bestseller), The Code of the Extraordinary Mind/Vishen Lakhiani (New York Times bestseller), The Bullet Journal Method/Ryder Carroll (New York Times bestseller), and Mind in the Making/Ellen Galinsky (1.5 billion+ media impressions).

She is a past co-president of Women’s Media Group (2013, 2014) and a member of the Authors Guild.

She lives in Manhattan, where she loves to explore and photograph the city, and dance—which has given her the opportunity to be a flower, a sylph, a Jet, a Shark, a hoofer, and a murderess.

A detailed bio is available here.

“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