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Kathie Bennett

Editor of Literature

Kathie Bennett is the dedicated Literature editor of ELYSIAN magazine.
A passionate reader, author advocate, and successful community fundraiser, Kathie Bennett has spearheaded many philanthropic and literacy efforts throughout the South. She is the founder and president of Magic Time Literary Publicity, an enterprise she began in 2008 as a response to the need in the publishing arena for some of her favorite authors and authors yet unknown to reach wide and varied reading audiences. At present, Magic Time represents award-winning and bestselling authors throughout the U.S. and London, helping authors achieve prominence through heartfelt representation and the creation of national tours.

Kathie's Articles

Write What You Know

By Kathie Bennett Reinvention is a concept familiar to Kimmery Martin, a Charlotte, North Carolina, physician. A few years ago, spurred by her love of

Hunker Down with These Books

Shelter in place? No problem. We’ve got a stack of just-released books to make your Covid-19 quarantine a lot more enjoyable (although we can’t do anything about your kids asking for their thousandth snack today. Sorry!)

Life Should Be an Adventure by the Book

If you are like many readers, you live vicariously through books. Who amongst us hasn’t wished to hang out with international bestselling author Frances Mayes literally “Under the Tuscan Sun” or travel to Thailand with a world-renowned cookbook author or travel throughout Germany or France with New York Times bestselling authors to understand the inspiration and research behind their blockbuster books?

Young woman relaxing on the beach, reading a book

Someday You’ll Write

When ‘would-be’ novelists ask New York Times bestselling author Michelle Gable for advice, her first suggestion is to read. “A person can’t be a writer,” she says, “without being a reader first.”

Your Book Club Reads for 2020

Interesting plot points, issues worth discussing, flawed characters and beautiful settings are only a few of the hallmarks of a great book club book. Author Kristy Woodson Harvey is known for creating all of those things.

Book Review: A Stylish Guide to Classic Sewing

The birth of Sarah Gunn’s walk in the book world began in 2011 with a decision to abstain from clothes shopping for a year in exchange for renewing her rusty sewing skills and creating her own wardrobe.

Super Book Weekend!

Welcome aboard the Queen Mary for Super Book Weekend in the celebration of twenty-two best-selling authors and your favorite books!