Experience Freelance writer

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Kathleen M. Squires



Freelance writer 1997-present

Work ranges from pop culture paperbacks to food and travel writing. Clients include: The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, Cooking Light, Zagat.com, Real Simple, National Geographic Traveler, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, Time Out New York, AOL, Budget Travel, New York Magazine, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, Random House, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Lucasfilm, American Express Custom Publishing and Disney Press.

Editor 1993-1997

Associate editor 1991-1993

Assistant editor 1990-1991

Bantam Doubleday Dell

Acquired 20-25 original titles per year including fiction and nonfiction for middle grade and young adult readers in hardcover and paperback. Oversaw bestselling series such as Sweet Valley High and Choose Your Own Adventure. Negotiated contracts and worked intensively with writers on revision. Line edited full-length manuscripts. Nurtured new talent and maintained long-term author relationships. Wrote flap, cover, and catalog copy.

Editorial assistant 1988-1990

Charles Scribner’s Sons/Macmillan Publishing Company

Assisted the editorial director of books for young readers. Evaluated and screened manuscripts, proofread, and wrote cover copy.

Related experience

  • New York panelist for the James Beard Foundation Chef and Restaurant Awards (2013-present)

  • Producer, America’s First Foodie, documentary film about James Beard (release fall 2014)

  • Top 100 Hotel panelist for International Traveller magazine (2013-present)

  • Judge for final exams for culinary students at the International Culinary Center (2013-present)

  • Chef liaison for Alta Editions Cookbook series

  • Attended Stanford University Professional Publishing Program

  • Completed copyediting and proofreading workshop at New York University

  • Guest lecturer at New York University Children’s Publishing Course


Lafayette College, Easton, PA, B.A. 1988

Richmond College, London, UK 1986


Cooking Light

Real Simple


Every Day with Rachael Ray

National Geographic Traveler


Budget Travel


Premier Traveler (Travel Bites columnist)

Business Traveler

New York Magazine

Time Out New York

Time Out Singapore

Four Seasons





IN New York

Kirkus Reviews


Bucknell Magazine

Star Wars Kids

The Wall Street Journal

The New York Daily News

The New York Post

The New York Observer

The Globe and Mail


The Villager

Zagat.com—food and travel blogger and columnist

Fodors.com—travel contributor

Newyork.com—The Dish columnist and regular contributor

Jetsetter.com—travel correspondent

AOL/Holidash—food and lifestyle

Real Simple TV/Web—reporter/writer

The Latin Kitchen—contributor, food and travel

New York Citysearch.com—restaurant reviewer and food blogger for “Bottomless Dish”

New York Magazine.com—restaurant reviewer

NYCGo.com—food and bars

Gayot.com—restaurant reviewer

Papermag.com—travel, food, shopping, and bars

Mensstyle.com—travel, food

Food and travel expert on Martha Stewart’s “Living Today” on Sirius/XM Radio

The Coolhaus Ice Cream Book (Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

The Journey, volume one (Alta editions) Nominee for 2014 IACP award

The Journey, volume two (Alta editions)

Carmen Gonzalez’s Kitchen
Other written as Kathleen Squires:

Real Simple Book of Home Cleaning (Time Inc.)

Hot Corn (publisher pending) a fictional exploration of the life of a female street vendor in 1838 Manhattan

Contributor to Nice Job! The Guide to Cool, Odd Risky, and Gruesome Ways to Make a Living (Ten Speed Press)

Contributor of reviews to Time Out New York’s Eating and Drinking Guide 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009

Contributor of reviews to Time Out New York’s Bars and Clubs Guide 2004 & 2005

Contributor to Time Out’s New York Travel Guide Book 2003-2009

History essays for Time Out special circulars: Hell's Kitchen, Tribeca, Theater District

Contributor to American Express's Locals Know Best Las Vegas Travel Guide

“How to Read” essay featured in college textbook: Real Essays (St. Martins)


Falling Out of Fashion by Karen Yampolsky (Kensington Press)
Written as K. M. Squires:

The Real World Paris: Culture Shock (Pocket Books/MTV)

The Real World Las Vegas: Confessions from Sin City (Pocket Books/MTV)

Making the Band: The Official Biography of O-Town (Pocket Books)

98 Degrees: The Official Book (Pocket Books) **A New York Times Bestseller**

N Sync: The Official Book (Dell/Random House) **A New York Times Bestseller**

Written as K.S. Rodriguez:

Dawson’s Creek: Long Hot Summer (Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster)

Dawson’s Creek: Major Meltdown (Pocket Books/ Simon & Schuster)

Dawson’s Creek: The Official Scrapbook (Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster)

Will Smith: From Fresh Prince to King of Cool (HarperCollins)

The Backstreet Boys (HarperCollins)

Are You Afraid of the Dark? The Tale of the Horrifying Hockey Team (Minstrel/ Simon & Schuster)

Dinosaurs Then and Now (five book series) (Raintree Steck/Vaughn)

The Little Mermaid: The Dolphins of Coral Cove (Disney Press)


New York Historical Society

James Beard Foundation

International Association of Culinary Professionals

Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

National Writers Union

Authors Guild

Soho House

Bedford Barrow Commerce Block Association

The Public Theater


New York Cares

Habitat for Humanity

Hands on Disaster Relief

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