Kim Lionetti

BookEnds Literary Agency

My Manuscript Wish List

With over twenty-five years of publishing experience, Kim has worked with award winners and bestsellers in a variety of genres, including women's fiction, mystery, young adult and romance.  For more information on some of  her current clients and recent deals, go here:

Currently seeking:

  • Fresh, unique romantic comedies 
  • Fun, quirky commercial women’s fiction that also packs an emotional punch
  • #Ownvoices in women’s fiction and romance, and as an autism mom, I'm especially interested in finding more stories featuring neurodiverse characters, as well as those with disabilities
  • Gothic suspense/women's fiction that is steeped in atmosphere and creepiness, but doesn't quite cross the line into horror
  • Diverse contemporary or historical romance/women's fiction -- would love something in the vein of "Sylvie's Love"

Fun facts about me:

Started in the industry as an editor at Berkley Publishing

Developed love of books reading my grandmother's gothic romances in middle school

I have a framed photo of Ryan Gosling in my office - a gag gift from a colleague

Autism mom to the world's sweetest knock-knock jokester


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Vital Info

Fiction: Commercial, Family Saga, General, Historical, Humor, LGBTQ, Mystery, Romance, Women’s Fiction

Favorite sub-genres: #ownvoices, Contemporary Romance, Cozy Mystery, Gothic, Romantic Comedy, historical romance
I'd like the next...
  • Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • MEXICAN GOTHIC that leans more toward women's fiction but keeps the creepy edge
  • Women's fiction version of YOU HAD ME AT HOLA, centered on world of soap operas

My favorites include...


  • THE SECRET KEEPER, Kate Morton
  • HOW TO WALK AWAY, Katherine Center
  • THE FLATSHARE, Beth O'Leary
  • BROMANCE BOOK CLUB, Lyssa Kay Adams
  • NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA, Chanel Cleaton
  • FELIX EVER AFTER, Kacen Callendar
  • A STEP TOWARD FALLING, Cammie McGovern


  • Bridgerton
  • Firefly Lane
  • Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
  • This is Us
  • Any PBS/BBC period piece

More favorite things:

Hamilton, Amanda Gorman, 90s grunge, Ryan Gosling memes, soap operas, sushi, tortured heroes,



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