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Kevin O’Connor

A boutique Manhattan literary agency, the O’Connor Literary Agency moves your project from scattered thoughts, to pages-long manuscript, to publisher and finally to sale. Tell your story; share your unique take on the world.

Kevin has experience in every aspect of kids’ media. He started his career at Sesame Workshop: first in television and then in the toy group working on Sing & Snore Ernie, Rock & Roll Elmo and more award-winning toys. Later, he led business development and brands at Kidz Bop, earning 5 gold records. He cut his teeth in publishing while overseeing publisher relations for Nook Kids – Barnes & Noble’s foray into digital picture books. As Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Vice President of Consumer Brands & Products, he managed product development and marketing for Carmen Sandiego and Oregon Trail. In 2014, he became a fulltime literary agent with Charlotte Sheedy.