2012 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, Editorial Assistant, Macmillan/Henry Holt
Sarah Barley, Associate Editor, HarperCollins
Stacey Barney, Editor, Putnam Books for Young Readers
Annie Berger, Editorial Assistant, Simon & Schuster/Aladdin
Anna Bloom, Assistant Editor, Scholastic
Jennifer Bonnell, Executive Editor, Puffin Books
Joanna Cardenas, Editorial Assistant, Penguin/Viking
Andrea Cascardi, Agent, Transatlantic Literary Agency
Karen Chaplin, Editor, HarperCollins
John Cusick, Agent, Scott Treimel Literary Agency
Susan Dobinick, Assistant Editor, Macmillan/Farrar Strauss & Giroux
Nicole Ellul, Editorial Assistant,Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse
Linda Epstein, Associate Agent,Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
Claire Evans, Assistant Editor, Penguin/Dial
Sarah Fabiny, Editor-in-Chief, Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap
Melissa Faulner, Editorial Assistant, Abrams Books for Young Readers/Amulet
Emily Feinberg, Editorial Assistant/Asst. Managing Editor, Macmillan/Roaring Brook
TS Ferguson, Associate Editor, Harlequin Teen
Erica Finkel, Editorial Assistant, Abrams
Stacey Friedberg, Editorial Assistant, Dial Books for Young Readers
Pam Gruber, Assistant Editor, Little, Brown
Carrie Hannigan, Agent, HSG Agency
Katherine Harrison, Assistant Editor, Knoph
Susan Hawk, Agent, Bent Agency
Chris Hernandez, Assistant Editor, HarperCollins
Michelle Humphrey, Agent, Kaplan Agency
Tyler Infinger, Editorial Assistant, HarperCollins
Katherine Jacobs, Associate Editor, Macmillan/Roaring Brook
Weonika Janczuk, Associate Editor, Lynn C. Franklin Associates
Brianne Johnson, Junior Agent, Writers House
Julia Johnson, Assistant Editor, Penguin/Philomel
Mallory Kass, Editor, Scholastic Press
Diane Landolf, Editor, Random House
Ellice Lee, Associate Art Director, Random Housel
Andrea Martin, Assistant Editor, HarperCollins
Kate McKean, Agent, Howard Morhaim Literary Agency, Inc
Elena Mechlin, Agent, Pippin Properties
Beth Miller, Assistant Agent, Writers House
Erin Molta, Senior Editor, Entangled Publishing
Allison Moore, Editorial Assistant, Little, Brown
Edward Nercarsulmer, Agent, McIntosh & Otis
Adah Nuchi, Editorial Associate, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Charlie Olsen, Agent, InkWell Management
Kathleen Ortiz, Agent, New Leaf Literary & Media
Annette Pollert, Associate Editor, Simon & Schuster/SimonPulse.
Chrissy Pulles, Editorial Assistant, Simon & Schuster/Simon Spotlight
Regina Roff, Designer, Bloomsbury
Paula Sadler, Editorial Assistant, G. P. Putnam's Sons
Laura Schreiber, Editorial Assistant, Disney-Hyperion
Emily Seife, Associate Editor, Scholastic Press
Alec Shane, Assistant Agent, Writers House
Becky Shapiro, Assistant Editor, Scholastic
Rebecca Short, Assistant Editor, Random House/Delacorte Press
Kiffin Steurer, Associate Editor, Philomel Books
Annie Stone, Associate Editor, HarlequinTeen
Samantha Streger, Assistant Editor, Open Road Integrated Media
Bethany Strout: Editorial Assistant, Little, Brown
Kari Stuart, Agent, ICM
Becca Stumpf, Agent, Prospect Agency
Laurel Symonds, Editorial Assistant, HarperCollins
Suzie Townsend, Agent, New Leaf Literary & Media
Harold Underdown, Editor, The Purple Crayon website
Natalie Vielkind, Managing Editorial Assistant, Penguin/Celebra
Joanna Volpe, Agent, New Leaf Literary & Media
Hayley Wagreich, Editorial Assistant, Hyperion
Laura Whitaker, Assistant Editor, Bloomsbury/Walker
Brett Wright, Assistant Editor, Bloomsbury

Authors and Illustrators

Doris Ettlinger, Illustrator
Judy Freeman, Author/BookReviewer
Ponder Goembel, Illustrator
Lisa Jahn-Clough, Author
Gail Carson Levine, Author
Michael Rex, Author/Illustrator
Janet Wong, Author

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