2013 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 of 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:

Amy Allen, Assistant Editor, Macmillan/Henry Holt
Stephen Barr, Senior Agent, Writers House
Annie Berger, Editorial Assistant, Simon & Schuster/Aladdin
Dana Bergman, Editorial Coordinator, Penguin/Puffin
Marilyn Brigham, Editor, Amazon
Allison Shaloum Brydon, Editor, Sterling
Dana Carey, Assistant Editor, Random House/Wendy Lamb Books
Andrea Cascardi, Publisher, Egmont
Michael Coulter, Editorial Assistant,Scholastic
Denise Cronin, Vice President, Art Director, Viking Children's Books
Jocelyn Davies, Editor, HarperCollins
Jill Davis, Executive Editor, HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books
Kelly Delaney, Assistant Editor, Random House/Knopf
Chelsea Eberly, Associate Editor,Random House
Nicole Ellul, Editorial Assistant, Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse
Linda Epstein, Associate Agent,Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
Sarah Evans, Editorial Assistant, Scholastic
Melissa Faulner, Editorial Assistant, Abrams Books for Young Readers
Ashley Fedor, Senior Editor/Curator, MeeGenius
Emily Feinberg, Editorial Assistant, Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press
Erica Finkel, Assistant Editor, Abrams Books for Young Readers
Stacey Friedberg, Assistant Editor, Penguin/Dial
Mary-Kate Gaudet, Associate Editor, Little, Brown
Elena Giovinazzo, Agent, Pippin Properties
Regina Griffin, Executive Editor, Egmont
Jordan Hamessley, Associate Editor, Grosset and Dunlap
Katherine Harrison, Assistant Editor, Random House/Knopf
Christopher Hernandez, Assistant Editor, HarperCollins
Christa Heschke, Assistant Agent, McIntosh & Otis
Nancy Inteli, Editorial Director, HarperCollinss
Zaneta Jung, Editorial Assistant, Sterling
Julie Just, Agent, Pippin Properties
Janet Kusmierski, Art Director
Diane Landolf, Editor, Random House
Catherine Laudone, Editorial Assistant, Simon & Schuster
Tiffany Liao, Editorial Assistant, HarperCollins
Kelly Loughman, Assistant Editor, Holiday House
Jessica MacLeish, Associate Editor, HarperCollins
Andrea Martin, Associate Editor, HarperCollins
Kate McKean, Agent, Howard Morhaim Literary
Erin Molta, Senior Editor, Entangled Publishing
Julie Moody, Editorial Assistant, Disney-Hyperion
Sarah Nagel, Literary Assistant, Writers House
Edward Necarsulmer, Agent, Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency
Annie Nybo, Editorial Assistant, Simon & Schuster/McElderry
Charlie Olsen, Agent, Inkwell Management
Stephanie Pitts, Assistant Editor, Random House/Schwartz & Wade
Chrissy Pulles, Assistant Editor, Simon & Schuster/Simon Spotlight
John Rudolph, Agent, Dystel & Goderich Literary Agency
Paula Sadler, Editorial Assistant, Random House
Laura Schreiber, Assistant Editor, Disney/Hyperion
Alec Shane, Junior Agent, Writers House
Becky Shapiro, Assistant Editor, Scholastic
Leslie Shumate, Editorial Assistant, Little, Brown
Viana Siniscalchi, Editorial assistant, HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray
Natalie Sousa, Art Director, Alloy Entertainment
Beth Terrill, Editor, North-South Books
Alex Ulyett, Editorial Assistant, Penguin/Viking
Jennifer Ung, Editorial Assistant, Scholastic
Catherine Wallace, Assistant Editor, HarperCollins
Alison Weiss, Associate Editor, Egmont
Laura Whitaker, Associate Editor, Bloomsbury
Brett Wright, Associate Editor, Bloomsbury

Authors and Illustrators

Laurie Calkhoven, Author
Doris Ettlinger, Illustrator
Alison Formento, Author
Judy Freeman, Author/BookReviewer
Gail Carson Levine, Author
Michael Rex, Author/Illustrator
Thomas Yezerski, Author/Illustrator

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