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2017 Participating Mentors

Below is a list of our mentors for the 2017 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
  • Laura Apperson, Editor, Macmillan/St. Martin's Press
  • Rebecca Aronson, Assistant Editor, HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books
  • Stacey Barney, Senior Editor, Penguin/Putnam
  • Annie Berger, Editor, Sourcebooks
  • Alex Borbolla, Editorial Assistant, Simon & Schuster/Atheneum
  • Tess Callero, Agent, Curtis Brown Literary Agency
  • Andrea Cascardi, Agent, Transatlantic Media
  • Erin Casey, Junior Agent, Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency
  • Sona Charaipotra, Agent, Cake Literary
  • Courtney Code, Editorial Assistant, Abrams
  • Jennie Conway, Editorial Assistant, Macmillan/St. Martin's Press
  • Sylvan Creekmore, Assistant Editor, Macmillan/St. Martin's Press
  • Heather Crowley, Editorial Assistant, Hyperion
  • Jill Davis, Executive Editor, HarperCollins
  • Marisa DiNovis, Editorial Assistant, Random House/Knopf
  • Cheryl Eissing, Editorial Assistant, HarperCollins
  • Nicole Ellul, Associate Editor, Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse
  • Kat Enright, Editorial Assistant, Sky Pony Press
  • Linda Epstein, Agent, Emerald City Literary¬†
  • Emily Feinberg, Assistant Editor, Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press
  • Liza Fleissig, Agent, Liza Royce Literary Agency
  • Amalia Frick, Editorial Assistant, Penguin/Putnam
  • Nancy Gallt, Agent, Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency
  • Sam Gentry, Assistant Editor, Random House/Crown
  • Stacey Glick, Agent, Dystel & Goderich Literary
  • Ben Grange, Assistant Grange, L. Perkins Agency
  • Masha Gunic, Editorial Assistant, Abrams
  • Katie Heit, Assistant Editor, HarperCollins/Greenwillow
  • Larissa Helena, Agent, Pippin Properties
  • Alyssa Henkin, Agent, Trident Media Group
  • Renee Hooker, Assistant Editor, Penguin Workshop
  • Luana Horry, Editorial Assistant, HarperCollins
  • Kelsey Horton, Assistant Editor, Random House/Delacorte Press
  • Mabel Hsu, Assistant Editor, HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books
  • Lauren Jablonski, Assistant Editor, Macmillan/St. Martin's Press
  • Hillary Jacobson, Agent, ICM
  • Alice Jerman, Assistant Editor, HarperCollins
  • Karl Jones, Associate Editor, Penguin Workshop
  • Aneeka Kalia, Editorial Assistant, Penguin/Viking
  • Marie Lamba, Agent, Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
  • Sarah LaPolla, Agent, Bradford Literary Agency
  • Meg LaTorre-Snyder, Agent, Corvisiero Agency
  • Catherine Laudone, Assistant Editor, Simon & Schuster
  • Celia Lee, Editor, Scholastic
  • Jenna Lettice, Associate Editor, Random House
  • Elizabeth Lynch, Assistant Editor, HarperCollins
  • Maya Marlette, Editorial Assistant, Scholastic
  • Tamar Mays, Senior Editor, HarperCollins
  • Sarah McCabe, Editorial Assistant, Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse
  • Julia McCarthy, Editorial Assistant, Simon & Schuster/Atheneum
  • Kate McKean, Agent, Howard Morhaim Literary
  • John Morgan, Executive Editor, Macmillan/Imprint
  • Mary Mudd, Editorial Assistant, Hyperion
  • Kevin O'Connor, Agent, Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency
  • Rachel Orr, Agent, Prospect Agency
  • Betsy Peterschmidt, Designer, Penguin Workshop
  • Kelly Peterson, Agent, Corvisiero Agency
  • Beth Phelan, Agent, Bent Agency
  • Gabrielle Piraino, Agent, DeFiore & Co
  • Stephanie Pitts, Editor, Penguin/Putnam
  • Rose Pleuler, Editorial Assistant, HarperCollins
  • Annette Pollert-Morgan, Editorial Manager, Sourcebooks
  • Anna Poon, Assistant Editor, Macmillan/Feiwel
  • Lynn Portnoff, Senior Designer, Penguin Workshop
  • Tanusri Prasanna, Agent, Foundry Literary + Media
  • Anna Prendella, Editorial Assistant, HarperCollins
  • Kate Prosswimmer, Assistant Editor, Sourcebooks
  • Christina Pulles, Editor, Sterling
  • Amanda Ramirez, Editorial Assistant, Simon & Schuster
  • Janet Reid, Agent, New Leaf Literary
  • Natalia Remis, Editorial Assistant, Scholastic
  • Ben Rosenthal, Senior Editor, HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books
  • Peter Rubie, Agent, FinePrint Literary Management
  • Sara Schonfeld, Editorial Assistant, Penguin Workshop
  • Nicole Sclama, Associate Editor, Harcourt Mifflin Harcourt
  • Tiffany Shelton, Editorial Assistant, Macmillan/St. Martin's Press
  • Claire Stetzer, Editorial Assistant, Bloomsbury
  • Courtney Stevenson, Editorial Assistant, HarperCollins
  • Elizabeth Stranahan, Editorial Assistant, Random House/Knopf
  • Saba Sulaiman, Junior Agent, Talcott Notch Literary Services
  • Samantha Swank, Assistant Editor, Scholastic
  • Olivia Swomley, Associate Editor, Workman
  • Nathaniel Tabachnik, Editorial Assistant, Penguin Workshop
  • Mekisha Telfer, Editorial Assistant, Simon & Schuster
  • Beth Terrill, Editor, NorthSouth Books
  • Tim Travaglini, Agent, Jill Corcoran Agency
  • Christian Trimmer, Editorial Director, Macmillan/Henry Holt
  • Tina Wexler, Agent, ICM
  • Marietta Zacker, Agent, Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency
  • Ada Zhang, Editorial Assistant, Sterling

Authors and Illustrators

Authors and Illustrators

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Previous Participating Mentors

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