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We are currently hard at work assembling our 2022 mentor list.
Below is a partial list; more names to be added soon.

2022 Participating Mentors (partial list)

Below is a partial list of mentors for the 2022 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 and Agents

  • Alexandra Aceves, Associate Editor, Holiday House
  • Ardi Alspach, Assistant Editor, Union Square 
  • Angelica Busanet, Editorial Assistant, Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Andrea Cascardi, Agent, Transatlantic Media
  • Jill Davis, Editorial Director, Hippo Park/Astra Publishing House
  • Erika DiPasquale, Assistant Editor, HarperCollins
  • K. Dishmon, Editorial Assistant, Holiday House
  • Alice Fugate, Agent Assistant, Joy Harris Agency
  • Stacey Glick, VP, Dystel, Goderich & Bourret
  • Megan Ilnitski, Editor, Harper Collins
  • Shulokhana Khan, Editorial Assistant, Scholastic 
  • Laura Kincaid, Editorial Assistant, Holiday House 
  • Suzy Krogulski, Assistant Editor, Astra Books for Young Readers
  • Janine Le, Literary Agent, Janine Le Literary Agency
  • Jessica Levine, Assistant Editor, Little Brown 
  • Andy Lopez-Soberano, Editorial Assistant, Scholastic
  • Amelia Mack, Art Director, Hippo Park/Astra
  • Erica McGrath, Literary Assistant, Writers House Literary Agency 
  • Jennie Miller, Editorial Assistant, Clarion 
  • Claire Morance, Agent, Painted Words 
  • Janna Morishima, Agent, Janna Co. 
  • Claire Nist, Editorial Assistant, Crown/Penguin Random House
  • Kelly Peterson, Agent, Rees Agency
  • Octavia Saenz, Editorial Assistant, Hippo Park/Astra
  • Sara Sproull, Assistant Editor, Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Gaby Taboas-Zayas, Assistant Editor, Penguin Young Readers 
  • Beth Terrill, Editor, NorthSouth Books
  • Daniela Villegas Valle, Publishing Assistant, Simon & Schuster 
  • Clare Vaughn, Associate Editor, HarperCollins 
  • Regan Winter, Associate Editor, Disney-Hyperion
  • Alex Wolfe, Assistant Editor, Penguin Workshop/Penguin Random House

Authors and Illustrators

If you are interested in volunteering to be a mentor at future conferences, click the button below to view our selection procedure.

Previous Participating Mentors

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