2010 One-on-One Plus Conference PARTICIPATING MENTORS


Below is a partial list of the mentors for this year's conference. Please note that this list, as in past years, is subject to change. All our mentors are volunteers who offer their time and experience to aspiring writers and illustrators. Unfortunately there are sometimes unforeseeable last minute circumstances that may result in a mentor's cancellation.

Authors and Illustrators: If you are interested in volunteering to be a mentor at future conferences, click here to view our selection procedures.

Editors, Agents and Art Directors:

Kaylan Adair, Associate Editor, Candlewick Press
Eve Adler, Associate Editor, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers
Robert Agis, Associate Editor, Sterling Children's Books
Jennifer Arena, Executive Editor, Random House Children's Books
Elizabeth Bewley, Editor, Little, Brown & Company
Erin Black, Assistant Editor, Scholastic
Anna Bloom, Editor, Scholastic
Jennifer Bonnell, Executive Editor, Puffin Books
Marilyn Brigham (née Mark), Editor, Marshall Cavendish Children's Books
Dana Carey, Editorial Assistant, Wendy Lamb Books, Random House
Karen Chaplin, Editor, Puffin Books
Denise Cronin, Vice President, Art Director, Viking Children's Books
Margery Cuyler, Publisher, Marshall Cavendish Children's Books
Jocelyn Davies, Associate Editor, Razorbill
Jennifer Escott, Assistant Agent, Writer's House
Claire Evans, Editorial Assistant, Dial Books for Young Readers
Shauna Fay, Editorial Assistant, G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Elizabeth Fisher, Agent and Rights Manager, Levine Greenberg
Beth Fleisher, Agent, B. Goldblatt Literary Agency
Kiley Frank, Assistant Editor, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pam Garfinkel, Editorial Assistant, Little, Brown & Company
Pam Gruber, Editorial Assistant, Little, Brown & Company
Katherine Harrison, Editorial Assistant, Knoph Delacorte
Joseph Harwell, Editorial Assistant, Dutton Children's Books
Alyson Heller, Assistant Editor, Aladdin Books
Guillian Helm, Editorial Assistant, Simon Pulse
Dianne Hess, Executive Editor, Scholastic
Katherine Jacobs, Associate Editor, Roaring Brook Press
Molly Jaffa, Agent, Folio Literary
Grace Kendall, Assistant Editor, Scholastic
Kristy King, Assistant Agent, Writer's House
Diane Landolf, Editor, Random House Children's Books
Sarah LaPolla, Associate Agent, Curtis Brown Ltd.
Kate Lee, Agent, ICM
Alvina Ling, Senior Editor, Little, Brown & Company
Allison MacDonald, Editorial Assistant, Dutton Children's Books
Julia Maguire, Assistant Editor, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Elena Mechlin, Agent Assistant, Pippin Properties
Steve Meltzer, Managing Editor, Dutton Children's Books
Beth Miller, Assistant Agent, Writers House
Joe Monti, Agent, B. Goldblatt Literary Agency
Brianne Mulligan, Associate Editor, Razorbill
Daniel Nayeri, Editor, Clarion
Catherine Onder, Senior Editor, Disney-Hyperion
Kathleen Ortiz, Associate Agent, Foreign Rights Manager, Lowenstein Associates
Ammi-Joan Paquette, Associate Agent, Erin Murphy Agency
Annette Pollert, Associate Editor, Simon Pulse
Beth Potter, Associate Editor, Farrar, Strauss & Giroux
Linda Pratt, Agent, Sheldon Fogelman Agency
Emilia Rhodes, Assistant Editor, Simon Pulse
Chris Richman, Agent, Upstart Crow Agency
Holly Root, Agent, The Waxman Agency
Adrienne Rosado, Agent, PMA Literary & Film Management
Sara Sargent, Editorial Assistant, HarperCollins Children's Books
Emily Seife, Assistant Editor, Schwartz & Wade
Rebecca Short, Editorial Assistant, Delacorte Press/Random House
Kerry Sparks, Associate Agent, Levine Greenberg
Joanna Stampfel-Volpe, Agent, Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation
Julie Strauss-Gabel, Associate Publisher, Dutton Children's Books
Becca Stumpf, Agent, Prospect Agency
Kari Sutherland, Associate Editor, HarperCollins Children's Books
Julie Tibbott, Senior Editor, Harcourt Children's Books/HMCo
Andrea Tompa, Editor, Candlewick Press
Timothy Travaglini, Senior Editor, G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Christy Webster, Associate Editor, Random House Children's Books
Noa Wheeler, Associate Editor, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers
Marietta Zacker, Agent, Nancy Gallt Literary Agency

Authors and Illustrators

Judy Freeman, Author/BookReviewer
Deborah Guarino, Author
Deborah Heiligman, Author
Gail Carson Levine, Author
Eric Luper, Author
Marc Tyler Nobleman, Author
Courtney Sheinmel , Author

Some of our council members will also mentor at this year's conference.