Kathleen Schmidt

Founder, KMS Public Relations, LLC

Kathleen Schmidt has over 15 years of experience in the publishing industry. She has worked with a distinguished list of New York Times bestselling authors such as Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Weiner, Eric Jerome Dickey, John Jakes and celebrity books by: Prince, Marlo Thomas, Shirley Maclaine, Jenny McCarthy, Al Franken, and Snoop Dogg.

She was part of the team that launched The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, and had the privilege of working on The Time of My Life by the late Patrick Swayze and his wife Lisa Niemi.

Kathleen is also a board member of Women’s Media Group, a New York-based nonprofit association of women who have achieved prominence in the many fields of media. Kathleen has spoken on a variety of panels and forums about social media in the digital age, including BookExpo, Book Blogger Convention, and The Independent Book Publishers Association. She has also been interviewed by NPR, and quoted in national and trade publications such as Business Insider, ABCNews.com, Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and Entertainment Weekly.