About Karen Watts/Books

Karen Watts/Books has worked with major publishers including Simon & Schuster, Grand Central Publishing, Hachette/Hyperion, Harper Collins, and Penguin/Random House, and has worked with brands and personalities such as actor John Lithgow, marketing guru Seth Godin, Fodor’s, Entrepreneur Media, Scotts, and Sports Illustrated for Kids.

Principal Karen Watts has 25+ years of publishing experience, as an editor with Random House/Times Books and Workman Publishing, a senior editor with Seth Godin Productions, and as a founding partner of Lark Productions, a book development company. 


“Karen is not only a phenomenal writer and editor, she is an idea maker, a teacher, a master of her craft, and truly one of the smartest women I’ve ever worked with.”

Gina Rudan, author of Practical Genius: The Real Smarts You Need to Get Your Talents and Passions Working for You

“Karen Watts is one of the most creative people I have worked with in publishing. She has a very commercial sensibility, which she can adapt to almost any category or author.”

Trish Todd, Vice President and Executive Editor, Atria Books