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2017 Participating Mentors TBA

2016 Participating Mentors

Below is a list of mentors for the 2016 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. There are sometimes unforeseeable last minute circumstances that may result in a mentor's cancellation.

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

Editors, Agents and Designers

  • Sarah Jane Abbott, Assistant Editor, Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
  • Eve Adler, Editor, Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap
  • Hannah Allaman, Editorial Assistant, Hyperion
  • Danielle Barthel, Agent, New Leaf Literary Agency 
  • Hali Baumstein, Assistant Editor, Bloomsbury
  • Rhoda Belleza, Senior Editor, Macmillan/Imprint
  • Annie Berger, Editor, Sourcebooks
  • Alex Borbolla, Editorial Assistant, Simon & Schuster/Atheneum
  • Marilyn Brigham, Editor, Amazon
  • Patrice Caldwell, Editorial Assistant, Scholastic
  • Hannah Campbell, Editorial Assistant, Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap
  • Dana Carey, Assistant Editor, Random House/Wendy Lamb
  • Kirsten Carleton, Agent, Prospect Agency
  • Erin Casey, Junior Agent, Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency
  • Karen Chaplin, Editor, HarperCollins
  • Sona Charaipotra, Agent, Cake Literary
  • Courtney Code, Editorial Assistant, Abrams
  • Meagan Cohen, Agent, Trident media Group
  • Mora Couch, Editorial Assistant, Holiday House
  • Jaime Coyne, Assistant Editor, Macmillan/St. Martin's Press
  • Sylvan Creekmore, Assistant Editor, Macmillan/St. Martin's Press
  • Heather Crowley, Editorial Assistant, Hyperion
  • Lanie Davis, Senior Editor, Alloy Entertainment
  • Marisa DiNovis, Editorial Assistant, Random House
  • Orlando Dos Reis, Assistant Editor, Abrams
  • David Dunton, Agent, Harvey Klinger, Inc
  • Cheryl Eissing, Editorial Assistant, HarperCollins
  • Linda Epstein, Agent, Emerald City Literary 
  • Kait Feldmann, Assistant Editor, Scholastic
  • Liza Fleissig, Agent, Liza Royce Literary Agency
  • Stacey Friedberg, Associate Editor, Penguin/Dial
  • Claudia Gabel, Senior Executive Editor, HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books
  • Sam Gentry, Assistant Editor, Random House/Crown
  • Stacey Glick, Agent, Dystel & Goderich Literary
  • Ben Grange, Assistant Editor, JABberwocky Literary Agency
  • Susan Hawk, Agent, Bent Agency
  • Renee Hooker, Assistant Editor, Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap
  • Lauren Jablonski, Assistant Editor, Macmillan/St. Martin's Press
  • Alice Jerman, Assistant Editor, HarperCollins
  • Karl Jones, Associate Editor, Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap
  • Mallory Kass, Editor, Scholastic
  • Diane Landolf, Senior Editor, Random House
  • Celia Lee, Editor, Scholastic
  • Jackie Lindert, Agent Assistant, New Leaf Literary
  • Elizabeth Lynch,Assistant Editor, HarperCollins
  • Tamar Mays, Senior Editor, HarperCollins
  • Julia McCarthy, Editorial Assistant, Penguin/Puffin
  • Nancy Mercado, Editorial Director, Scholastic
  • Alyssa Miele, Assistant Editor, HarperCollins
  • Hannah Milton, Editorial Assistant, Little, Brown
  • Mary Mudd, Editorial Assistant, Hyperion
  • Kelsey Murphy, Assistant Editor, HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray
  • Eric Myers, Agent, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management
  • Kevin O'Connor, Agent, Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency
  • Rachel Orr, Agent, Prospect Agency
  • Alexa Pastor, Editorial Assistant, Simon & Schuster
  • Megan Peace, Assistant Editor, Scholastic
  • Beth Phelan, Agent, Bent Agency
  • Diana Pho, Associate Editor, Tor
  • Annette Pollert-Morgan, Editorial Manager, Sourcebooks
  • Aubrey Poole, Editor, Little, Brown/Jimmy Patterson Books
  • Anna Prendella, Editorial Assistant, HarperCollins
  • Kate Prosswimmer, Assistant Editor, Sourcebooks
  • Natalia Remis, Editorial Assistant, Scholastic
  • Julie Rosenberg, Associate Editor, Hyperion
  • Zoe Sandler, Agent, ICM
  • Sara Schonfeld, Editorial Assistant, Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap
  • Nicole Sclama, Editorial Assistant, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Rachel Stark, Assistant Editor, Sky Pony Press
  • Stephanie Stein, Associate Editor, HarperCollins
  • Claire Stetzer, Editorial Assistant, Bloomsbury
  • Elizabeth Stranahan, Editorial Assistant, Random House/Crown
  • Sara Stricker, Literary Assistant, New Leaf literary
  • Saba Sulaiman, Junior Agent, Talent Notch Literary Services
  • Eliza Swift, Associate Editor, Alloy Entertainment
  • Mekisha Telfer, Editorial Assistant, Simon & Schuster
  • Beth Terrill, Editor, NorthSouth Books
  • Weslie Turner, Editorial Assistant,Scholastic/Arthur Levine Books
  • Olivia Valcarce, Editorial Assistant, Scholastic
  • Krista Vitola, Editor, Random House/Delacorte Press
  • Kayla Wasil, Designer, Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap
  • Roseanne Wells, Agent, Jennifer De Chiara Literary
  • Jeffrey West, Editorial Assistant, Scholastic
  • Tina Wexler, Agent, ICM
  • Stacy Whitman, Publisher, Lee & Low Books/Tu Books
  • Brett Wright, Associate Editor, Bloomsbury
  • Marietta Zacker, Agent, Gallt & Zacker Literary Agencyy
  • Ada Zhang, Editorial Assistant, Sterling
  • Orli Zuravicky, Senior Editor, Scholastics

Authors and Illustrators

Authors and Illustrators

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Previous Participating Mentors

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