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Kat Brzozowski

New York, New York



Native New Hampshirite. Broadway musical nerd. Work team softball slugger. Embroidery aficionado. I’m one part Ramona, one part the monkeys from “Caps for Sale.”

Favorite Books

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

Favorite Genres

Most Recent Blog Posts

Monday, September 9th, 2019

A Broadway Buff's Guide to YA (Part III)

It’s me, your self-appointed Swoon Reads Broadway nerd. There’s a whole new slew of shows hitting the Great White Way, but before they do, let’s see how what’s playing now matches up with some of our favorite YA reads.If you love “Hadestown,” read The Soul Keepers by Devon TaylorThe afterlife is reimagined in both of these gems. In “Hadestown,” it’s ... Read More


The Soul Keepers, How The Light Gets In, The Shortest Distance Between Love & Hate, book recommendations, Kat B.
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

A Broadway Buff's Guide to YA (Part II)

There’s a whole new season of theater to enjoy, which means my weeknights have been taken over by pre-show Thai food dinners (give me ALL the noodles) and late night train rides home (give me ALL the post-noodle, post-theater naps).With Tony nominations just around the corner, it’s time to revisit my two favorite topics—Broadway shows and YA novels! Which musicals ... Read More


Kissing Max Holden, book recommendations, no love allowed, reading, Kat B., A Prom to Remember
Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Publishing 101: How to Ace the Comp Title Game

You probably know by now that people in publishing love to abbreviate words. Publication date becomes “pub date.” The American Library Association becomes “ALA,” which stands not only for the organization itself but for the organization’s conferences. Subsidiary rights, or the rights we sell to audio publishers, book clubs, etc. become “subrights.” It’s possible you’ve heard editors, agents, or authors ... Read More


publishing, Kat B.
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Reading the Oscars: 3 YA Novels Paired with Oscar Nominees

It’s officially Oscar season! If you’re anything like me, you’re now in crunch mode trying to see as many movies as you can before the big night. I’ve only seen three of the best picture nominees (THE HORROR), so if anyone needs me for the next month, you know where I’ll be—trying to watch as many films as humanly possible. ... Read More


book recommendations, The Supervillain and Me, the brightsiders, reading, Kat B.

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