Beginning as a music journalist turned publicist, Kathleen Kaiser’s career spans over 50+ years of involvement in the most exciting industries of her generation. From rock and roll in the 60s and 70s to the digital/internet revolution of the late 80s and 90s, she has been a marketing professional for Fortune 100 companies, small startups, and conferences/ around the world
In 1993, she opened Kathleen Kaiser & Associates, an emerging technology-marketing firm, which now focuses on working with the arts nonprofit communities and Her work includes past president and season producer of the Ojai Shakespeare Festival, past president of the Ventura County Writers Club, marketing for the Ojai Studio Artists, Ojai Art Walk, Ojai Art Center Theater, Ojai Film Festival, Ojai Performing Arts Theater, and other community organizations. She has produced of the 805 Writers’ Conference for eight years.
Named Publicist of the Year in 2016 by the Book Publicists of Southern California for her contributions to the literary community, Kathleen maintains a small list of clients that allow her to continue her volunteerism, which includes being president of the national literary organization Writers & Publishers Network (formerly SPAWN), Ojai Art Center Literary Branch board member, and organizer of a monthly literary meeting in Thousand Oaks, CA co-sponsored by IWOSC and WPN. She produces webinars and is launching a new podcast – Let’s Get Published with Kathleen Kaiser – in June.
In her free time, ha-ha, she is working on a graphic novel about her years in rock and roll, a new historical novel, and occasionally writes articles for regional publications. Kathleen is a proud fourth-generation small businesswoman.