Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program, 2012
for Pre-published and Lightly Published and,
new this year: Published/Agented Authors

Washoe Valley, NV

Authors and Illustrators
*Admission by Application* 

Nevada SCBWI is committed to giving our members the best opportunities to improve their writing and illustrating skills and to get closer to their goals of seeing their works published, or published at a higher level. One of the best ways to learn is to work with a successful professional. Nevada SCBWI has arranged for nine well-published professional children’s book creators to work with you. During this program, each will work with a small group of 2 or 3 people so we generally accept a maximum of 20 people. The mentors are making a special commitment of time and insight because they all love to see folks succeed. If you would like to be a participant in this program, a “mentee”, you will need to commit the same amount of time, work, and flexibility with the aim of improving your craft.

We are proud of the four successful Mentor Programs completed in 2006 through 2011. We are looking forward to our 2012 Mentor Program.

This program is designed to help you grow. We cannot guarantee publication. We can guarantee that you will meet, work personally with, and learn from some fine professional writers and illustrators who are also skilled in teaching.


2012 Mentor Program Details

2010 Mento Program Application
Virginia City, Nevada

Applications for the 2012 Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program have closed. All applicants will be notified in February whether they have been accepted or not. This year's program will start with a retreat for all the mentors and mentees at Lake Tahoe, May 18 - 20, 2012 and end with a workshop in Virginia City in October.

(Click Here to see information on the prior years' programs)


2012 Mentor Program

  • Introducing Our 2012 Mentors
  • The Program
  • Who Should Apply
  • The Application Process
  • The Selection Process
  • Financial Assistance
  • Mentor Program Calendar
  • Mentor Program Location

Our 2012 Mentors

This year's Mentor Program offers a talented slate of mentors ... Here is brief bio of each of the mentors.

Holly Black is a New York Times bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children. Her first book, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale, received starred reviews, and its companions, Valiant and Ironside, won major awards. In collaboration with illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly created the bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles, which were adapted into a major motion picture by Paramount. Holly is a frequent contributor to anthologies and has co-edited three of them. Her first collection of short stories, Poison Eaters and Other Stories, was published in 2010. Holly has an Eisner-nominated graphic novel series and has completed two books in her The Curse Worker series—White Cat and Red Glove.
Young-adult and middle-grade novels, PUBLISHED/AGENTED AUTHORS ONLY

Kathleen Duey: With over 80 published books, including the middle grade Unicorn Secrets, Hoofbeats, and American Diaries series, Kathleen has been writing for almost twenty years. Her later stark, over-the-edge YA fantasy is finding an adult audience, too. Her in-progress trilogy from Simon & Schuster, A Resurrection of Magic, has been honored as a National Book Award finalist, a Cybil's finalist, a Kirkus "best of YA" pick in 2007 and 2009, a Locus Featured YA book in 2007, and a Locus New and Notable book for 2009. The trilogy is being sold worldwide and the first two books have been translated into Polish, French, Spanish, and German. The third Resurrection of Magic book is in progress, and several exciting projects are on deck for Kathleen.
Middle-grade and young-adult novels, PUBLISHED/AGENTED AUTHORS ONLY

Terri Farley is author of the 24-book middle grade series the Phantom Stallion and its sequel series, The Phantom Stallion: Wild Horse Island, which is set in Hawaii. The series have sold more than two million copies in English and are available in 28 countries, including Hungary. Her contemporary fantasy Seven Tears into the Sea, based on the Celtic legend of the selkie, was an ALA best book nominee. A former teacher and "a cowgirl at heart," Terri was recently honored by the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame. She works full time writing, speaking to young writers, and advocating for wild horses. She takes time out of her schedule to mentor two aspiring novelists. She is both master teacher and advocate for her mentees. Find out more about Terri and her books, fans, and work with wild horses at www.phantomstallion.comOpen in New Window.
Middle-grade and young-adult novels and series

Ellen Hopkins is a Nevada author and has written more than 20 nonfiction children's books as well as the YA novels Crank, Burned, Impulse, Glass, Identical, Tricks, and Fallout. Her eighth YA novel, Perfect, publishes September 2011, followed in October by her first adult novel, Triangles. Crank was nominated for a 2005 Quill Award, and Burned was nominated for the National Book Award in 2006. All of Ellen's novels have been on the New York Times bestseller list. Winner of numerous awards, Ellen received the Nevada Governor's Arts Award for Excellence in the Arts in April 2010. Beyond that, Ellen is Regional Advisor of Nevada SCBWI and regularly works with aspiring writers, offering her support and insight. Visit Ellen at www.ellenhopkins.comOpen in New Window or find her on Twitter @ellenhopkinsya.
Young-adult novels, poetry, and nonfiction, PUBLISHED/AGENTED AUTHORS ONLY

Verla Kay writes historical picture books in her own kind of poetry she calls "cryptic rhyme." She has sold eleven picture books—her latest will be released in summer 2012, and each of the other ten has received some kind of award or recognition, including a "Child's Best Book of the Year" by Child magazine, being placed on the 2008 Amelia Bloomer Project list, and inclusion in recommended reading lists for social studies. Her latest book, Hornbooks & Inkwells, has gotten great reviews—even one from the Wall Street Journal. Verla Kay's website, www.verlakay.comOpen in New Window , which she designed and maintains herself, has twice been named one of the 101 Best Websites for Writers by Writer's Digest. Her message board page has gotten between 800,000 and one million hits per month since January of 2007. In the past few years, the "Blueboard" has become almost an icon for children's writers and illustrators. Besides writing award-winning picture books, Verla is a former instructor for the Institute of Children's Literature. She taught the basic "How to Write for Children" course. Since retiring from that job in 2009, she has been concentrating on her own writing and what she loves best—doing author talks at schools and conferences!
Picture books

Deborah Nourse Lattimore: Greatly influenced by weekly trips to museums with her grandmother, Deborah drew pictures of ancient cultures from the time she was four years old. Her first published story was "Egypt from a Camel's Point of View" when she was in the 6th grade in Beverly Hills, California. She attended Art Center College of Design on two high school scholarships, studied pre-med at UCLA and anatomy at USC, and worked her way through a B.A. at UCLA in Art History & Egyptology and through grad school in Egyptology for six more years. She was a freelance archaeological illustrator for the J. Paul Getty Museum, the American School in Athens, and the Women's Classical Caucus. Her writing mentor was Sue Alexander and her illustration teacher was Diane Goode. She has taught at UCLA and Art Center College of Design and is presently at Otis College of Art and Design. She won the ACLU Award in Art, awarded by Linus Pauling, when she was 15 years old and has won a number of awards, including a Carnegie Scholarship to work in Pre-Columbian studies, the Bank of America Award in art, the PEN Award in writing and art, the Color Me Bright Foundation, and the Golden Dolphin. She is a member of the SCBWI, the American Research Center in Egypt, the Egypt Exploration Society in London, the Egypt Exploration Organization, and the Authors' Guild of New York. She has addressed young readers in many places, including the Department of Defense in Germany, France and England, and the International Schools in India, Ukraine, and Rumania. She was also a presenter at the IRA/The Arab Reading Council in Bahrain.
Illustration and picture books

Susan Hart Lindquist is the author of three novels for young readers (Summer Soldiers, Wander, and Walking the Rim), an award-winning poet, and a contributor to poetry anthologies compiled by Lee Bennett Hopkins. Recently, her critical essay "More than Just a Broken Line" was published in Flirtin' with The Monster, a collection of essays about the work of bestselling young adult author Ellen Hopkins. A former SCBWI Regional Advisor and instructor for the Institute of Children's Literature, Susan is a longtime faculty member of Andrea Brown's Big Sur Writing Workshop and a regular speaker and manuscript consultant at SCBWI events, including Nevada SCBWI Mentor Programs. See www.loc.gov/catdir/bios/random058/98047429.htmlOpen in New Window for a short bio.
Middle grade and young adult novels

Abigail Samoun: During her ten years in the children's book industry, Abigail Samoun has edited board books, picture books, middle-grade novels, and young-adult novels as an in-house editor for Tricycle Press and Random House, and as a freelancer for Simon & Schuster and Little Brown. Her books have received numerous honors including a CCBC Charlotte Zolotow award, an SCBWI Golden Kite Award, a Pura Belpre Honor, a Smithsonian Notable, and a New York Public Library Ezra Jack Keats Award. Abigail also edited the middle-grade series Edgar & Ellen, which has sold more than half a million copies worldwide and has inspired a cartoon series on Nickelodeon. She and Karen Grencik are the co-founders of Red Fox Literary. Visit www.redfoxliterary.comOpen in New Window.
Picture books, chapter books, and novels

Suzanne Morgan Williams has published eleven nonfiction titles for children and a novel, Bull Rider, for ages ten to fourteen. Suzanne's nonfiction titles include The Inuit (Franklin Watts), Nevada Sea to Shining Sea (Children's Press/Scholastic), and China's Daughters (Pacific View Press, 2011). Her novel Bull Rider (Margaret K. McElderry, 2009) was selected for the Texas Library Association's Lone Star and Tayshas Lists for middle school and high school readers, is a finalist for the Nevada Young Reader's Award, is a Jr. Library Guild Selection, and won a Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City. A former teacher, Suzanne believes in attention to detail, thoughtful structure, and being open to new approaches to presenting a story. She is a Regional Advisor Emerita of SCBWI. For more information, see www.suzannemorganwilliams.comOpen in New Window.
Middle-grade and 'tween novels (historic and contemporary) and nonfiction

2012 Guest Editor - to be announced: The guest editor is NOT a mentor but will be available throughout the mentor retreat in October and will sit in on mentor group sessions.

The Program

Participants for the program will be chosen by a blind application process. (See The Selection Process tab). The 2012 Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program will accept up to 22 participants. Each participant will receive entrance to our 2012 Tahoe Writer's Retreat, May 18-20, 2012 at Stateline, NV. At the retreat, there will be a mentor planning session. Mentors will have read their mentees' manuscripts and have revision notes ready to discuss on that weekend.

Following the retreat, the mentors and mentees will exchange critiques and revisions at least 3 times between May 20, 2012 and October 12, 2012 (a schedule will be provided). For picture book writers and illustrators this may include exchange of specific assignments or full revisions of short works or illustrations. For novelists and authors of longer works this includes ONE full revision of your work (in three parts) or three revisions of the same section of your work. Please do not expect to complete two or three full revisions with your mentor during the course of the program. You should expect feedback from your mentor about every two months. Any additional professional contact will be at the discretion of the mentor.

The program will culminate with a 2 ½ day retreat/workshop (meals and lodging provided) for the mentors, mentees, and a guest editor/agent at St. Mary's Art Center, Virginia City, Nevada, October 12-14, 2012.

Exciting changes and additions to prior Nevada SCBWI Mentor Programs:

  • Prior mentor programs were only open to pre-published writers. This year we are adding a Published/Agented Level. Only published and/or agented authors may apply to: Holly Black, Kathleen Duey and Ellen Hopkins. This is a unique opportunity to work with high caliber authors, with the ultimate goal of taking your writing to a whole new level.
  • In previous years, the opening event was a two-day conference in Virginia City. It did not include lodging/meals. This year the opening event is a two-day writers’ retreat at Lake Tahoe, and includes lodging/meals at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe. That cost is reflected in the higher overall cost of this year’s program. Lodging is double occupancy, and every effort will be made to assign compatible roommates. A single room will add $115 to the cost.

Price of the 2012 mentorship program is $1,095.00 and includes the program as described above. One $850 scholarship was generously donated by our last program’s mentees. There may be some smaller partial scholarships available, as well as a grant writing workshop (Date TBA) for Nevada applicants who choose to apply for grant assistance from Nevada Arts CouncilOpen in New Window.

Who Should Apply

As with all SCBWI functions, the application process is open to any SCBWI member. This program is for SCBWI members only. Additionally, because the program is being designed and underwritten by the Nevada Region of SCBWI, some weight will be given to members from our region and the immediate vicinity (see the application process).

Pre-Published Authors/Illustrators: This is NOT an entry level program. It is designed for writers and illustrators who have been working at their craft and are producing publishable or almost publishable work. It would also be helpful for some “lightly” published members who want to improve their skills and branch into a new genre of children’s books. Eligibility of published members is at Regional Advisors' discretion.

Consider applying if you:

  • Have been attending a critique group regularly and are beginning to get very positive feedback on your work.
  • Have submitted to publishers and received “good rejections”.
  • Have been invited to send more work to an editor.
  • Have published in other fields or other genres of children’s books and want to break into something new.
  • Aren’t sure if you fit any of the above categories, but the program seems made for you, and you are willing to work hard and to respond to constructive criticism and comment.

Published/Agented Authors:
Consider applying if:

  • You want to change genres.
  • You’re a midlist author who wants to publish higher (to push your craft and claim a more prominent place in the market).
  • You have recently lost an editor or publishing house and are looking for a new one.
  • You’re just not sure about your new project.

All Applicants:

  • YOU MUST HAVE A PROJECT UNDERWAY THAT YOU PLAN TO WORK ON THROUGH THE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM.
    • Picture Book Writers – you must have completed at least three manuscripts.
    • Chapter Book Writers and Novelists – you must have COMPLETED at least the first full draft of your manuscript. You will be REQUIRED to submit a full draft of your manuscript, by e-mail, by March 15. Applicants who are accepted into the program and do not have a completed draft will be replaced by their mentor’s alternate pick.
    • Illustrators – you will apply with good reproductions of 3 finished pieces and should have a portfolio of work suitable for children’s books.

It also helps if you like to have fun.

The Application Process

IF you are accepted into the Nevada Mentorship program, you agree to:
Attend the Nevada SCBWI 2012 Tahoe Writers’ Retreat, to revise your work using input from your mentor and return it for review MEETING ALL DEADLINES, and to attend the 2012 Fall Mentor Retreat.

  • You further agree to be as cheerful, kind, and personable as your character allows – this is a long process and you want to come out of it with relationships as well as with better skills.
  • To address any concerns about the process to your mentor and then to Nevada SCBWI Regional Advisor Ellen Hopkins.
  • You acknowledge that acceptance to the mentorship program DOES NOT guarantee publication or introduction to people other than outlined in our program.

Because the program will conclude 10 months from the application deadline, changes may happen in the participants’ lives. We reserve the right to replace a mentor or editor, should it be necessary during the program. There will be no refunds to participants because of inability to follow through or attend the events EXCEPT in cases of death, serious illness, or family emergency (as determined by the Nevada SCBWI Regional Advisors). In those rare cases, pro-rated refunds will be made if funds are available.
Applicants for the mentor program will send a packet of the following:

  • Work Samples –
    • Novelists, longer non-fiction works, chapter books: 3 copies, of up to 20 pages (include a one page synopsis for longer works – 3 copies of this too!) of one work you intend to polish during the mentorship program.
    • Series Writers: As for novelists – send 3 copies of up to 20 pages and synopsis of the FIRST book, and also include 3 copies of a page describing your idea for the series.
    • Picture Book authors: 3 copies each of THREE picture book manuscripts that you intend to work on.
    • Picture Book author-illustrators: 3 copies of each of 3 picture book manuscripts, plus for ONE of the manuscripts also send a dummy (2 copies) and reproductions of two finished art pieces (3 copies each) that go with the manuscript.
    • Other Author- illustrated projects: If you are illustrating a longer work, send three copies of up to 20 pages and a synopsis of that work plus 2 examples of finished art (3 copies of each finished art piece).
    • Illustrators: Send 3 good color copies of each of 3 -4 illustrations (copied to 8-1/2 X 11 paper) that are representative of your work.
  • ALL Applicants – please DO NOT bind your work, except for dummies which may be stapled. We may need to unbind work – so save your money and our time.
  • A completed application form (see the link above to open and print the application forms)
  • Regional/Commitment page (included in the application forms) – if you are chosen for the program, you may be asked to verify information you provide.
  • An artist’s statement (include 3 copies - one page, double spaced.)
  • Deposit check of $100.00 made out to Nevada SCBWI. (Deposit will be applied to your fees if you are accepted and returned if you are not. Applicants who are accepted and turn down their placement will forfeit the application fee.)

Send this packet to:

Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program
PO Box 19084
Reno, Nevada 89511

DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON ANYTHING BUT THE 1st page of the APPLICATION FORM. Your work will be assigned a number and be submitted for blind review during the first stage of the application process.

BE SURE THESE WORK SAMPLES ARE FROM THE WORK YOU INTEND TO PURSUE DURING THE PROGRAM! Novelists, you will be asked to e-mail your complete first draft to your mentor by March 15, 2012.

DO NOT SEND SASE. Application materials will NOT be returned. Send COPIES only of illustration samples!

PLEASE – DO NOT SEND MATERIALS BY CERTIFIED MAIL OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF MAIL THAT REQUIRES A SIGNATURE. Mailings that require signatures cause us to stand in – usually long – post office lines to pick up your application. You will receive an e-mail from Nevada SCBWI when your application is received. If you want confirmation that the application is received from the post office, we suggest you buy a delivery confirmation (purchased at the post office at time of mailing – this allows you to track your mailing online) or if you want proof that you mailed your application at a certain time, you can buy a certificate of mailing  from the post office at time of mailing. These options may give you piece of mind while respecting our volunteers’ time.

Good Luck! We hope to meet you soon.

The Selection Process

On the application, applicants will choose TWO mentors whom they would like to review their work. ALL work (up to the noted page limits) that is submitted as part of a completed application will be passed to the mentors you select. EXCEPTION: If applying to Abigail Samoun, please select TWO OTHER mentors.

NOTE: Our Guest Editor (TBA) will be at the Fall Mentor Retreat but is NOT a mentor. Do not select him or her as a mentor.

Mentors will review the work and choose between five and seven applicants whose work interests them in the first round of application. These will be their finalists. In making their selections from the finalist group, there will be some weight given to any finalist who is from Nevada or contiguous regions, who is active in attending critique groups or conferences, or who presents a compelling artist’s statement. (See application.)

Mentees who are accepted into the program will be notified of their acceptance and of their mentor by February 1, 2012. Decisions of the mentors and Nevada SCBWI are final. You WILL NOT receive a critique of the work you submit unless you are selected as a mentee.

Financial Assistance

We believe we are offering an outstanding opportunity at a fair price. If you are accepted to the program, but cost is a concern, we will try to help you:

  • Partial Scholarships: One $850 scholarship was generously donated by our last program’s mentees, who wanted to allow someone in financial need this special opportunity. One or two smaller partial scholarships may be available, for those with financial need if our Nevada SCBWI budget permits. If you would like to be considered for a partial scholarship, make a note on your application.
  • Grants Workshop: Nevada SCBWI hopes to hold a Grants Preparation Workshop in the fall of 2011 (date TBA), for Nevada members who want to apply for grant money to help pay for their fees. If you plan to apply for a Nevada Arts Council Grant to support your participation in the program, please mark your application accordingly.

Mentor Program Calendar

  • October 1, 2011 to December 15, 2011 - Applications accepted. December 15th is the final day for applications to be received at our PO Box. This is not the POSTMARK date. (Note: this is a change from the original deadline of 12/01/2011.)
  • February 1, 2012 - decisions made, participants notified.
  • March 152012 - remainder of payment due from participants. Full copies of novel drafts due to mentors.
  • May 18-20, 2012 – Tahoe Writer’s Retreat, Stateline Nevada (to guarantee your space, applicants should register as usual for this retreat. If you have already paid for the retreat and you are accepted into the program, your retreat fee will be subtracted from your mentor program bill.)
  • May 18, 2012 to October 12, 2012- critique/revision/illustration input exchanges between mentors and mentees. Each mentee will get at least 3 critical feedbacks, by mail or e-mail, provided he/she meets the deadlines. Submit and respond deadlines to be announced.
  • October 12-14, 2012 - Fall Mentor Retreat, Virginia City, Nevada

Mentor Program Location

The Nevada SCBWI Tahoe Writer’s Retreat (May 18-20, 2012) will be held at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe, in Stateline NV. Food, double room lodging and programming are included. Single rooms are available, but add $115 to the cost of the program. Please let us know upon acceptance if you require a single room.

Harveys Lake Tahoe Resort
Harveys Lake Tahoe Resort

The Fall Mentor Retreat (October 12-14, 2012) will be held at St. Mary’s Art Center in Virginia City, Nevada. The entire town of Virginia City is a Historical Monument. It was the center of the Comstock Silver Strike, and the place where Mark Twain did his first writing for the Territorial Enterprise. Today it is a quirky visitor-friendly “ghost town”, complete with Harley Davidson T-shirts, restored museums, tourist kitsch, and a working steam railroad. The St. Mary’s Arts Center is a restored hospital – with a local legend of the “white nun”, a benign ghost who is said to visit from time to time. Virginia City is built on the side of Mt. Davidson at an elevation of 6,220 feet.
For more information, visit www.vistvirginiacitynv.comOpen in New Window or virginiacity.travelnevada.comOpen in New Window.

St Mary's Art Center Virginia City, Nevada
St. Mary's Art Center Main Street - Virginia City, Nevada

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  • Hear From Previous Participants
  • Sales & Salutes
  • Books from our Mentors & Mentees
  • Photos 2006
  • Photos 2007/08
  • Photos 2009

What Participants Have Said

I learned to trust myself - the inner creative voice. I loved the sense of community at the retreat. It was magic. This is the best thing I have done for myself in recent memory. - Barbara Marquand, 2006

Loved it, loved it, loved it! It broadened my writing world 100 fold - geographically, by networking and meeting amazing writers and illustrators, and by giving me incredible support and feedback on a project very close to my heart.   -  Fran Slayton, 2006

The Nevada Mentor Program is what I wish I could have had when I was beginning. A platform between writing for myself and hoping to get published, and into the world of those who take their writing seriously and expect to be published, as well as training for how to present your work to editors and art agents with love and responsibility and not excuses. - Teri Sloat, Mentor 2006

From the very begining of my decision to write for children I felt that I learned best by experience, not by reading about what to do. The mentorship program afforded me that opportunity for feedback ... This seemed to exactly fit my learning style. The application process was easy enough but it was a big step for me. I really did keep my fingers crossed for several weeks. It was like winning the lottery. - Sheryll Hoeberg, 2006

I am proud to have been part of such a worthwhile and extraordinary experience. - Christina Tugeau, Mentor 2006

I’ve learned to look at my writing and my book(s) in a new way. Thanks for the amazing opportunity, the warm hospitality, and the belly-laughing session. I love Nevada- Lindsay Eland, 2008

The mentor program far exceeded my expectations. This was a life-changing experience for me. Without this program, my manuscript would be mouldering in the drawer. - Andrea Mock, 2008

My mentorship had so many positives it’s hard to pick one out! - Anonymous, 2008

I’ve made new friendships and contacts here. My mentor was very generous in sharing helpful tips. – Jeannie Harris, 2008

This is a rare opportunity. The final weekend was great! -Tracy Clark, 2008

Sales & Salutes

Congratulations to 2010/11 mentee, Marilyn Hilton, on winning the SCBWI's 2011 Sue Alexander Award for her middle-grade novel, Hover Over Me, and for the sale of her Middle Grade novel, Found Things, to Atheneum. (Mentor Emma Dryden)

Congratulations to 2010/11 mentee, Hazel Mitchell, for illustrating How to Talk to an Autistic Kid for Freespirit Publishing (available in April 2011); upcoming with Charlesbridge Hidden New Jersey - search and seek, and she received a contract for B&W chapter book illustrations/coverwork for a Kane and Miller series. Hazel says: "YIPPEE! The motivation from the program has really kept me going."

Congratulations to 2009 mentee, Katy (Katherine) Longshore, for the sale of her books - 3 book deal to Viking - starting with Gilt, a historical novel. (Mentor Susan Lindquist)

Congratulations to 2009 mentee, Holly Thompson, on the sale of her verse novel, Orchards, in a 2 book deal, to Delacorte. (Mentor Esther Herenhorn)

Congratulations to 2009 and 2007/2008 mentee, Tracy Clark, on winning the 2009 SCBWI Work-in-Progress grant for her manuscript, The Circle Journal. (Mentors Susan Hart Lindquist [2009] and Ellen Hopkins [2007/2008])

Congratulations to 2007/2008 mentee, Lindsay Eland, on the sale of 2 books, Scones & Sensibility, upcoming 2010, and a second untitled book to Egmont. (Mentor Bruce Hale)

Congratulations to these mentees from 2006:

Fran Cannon Slayton for How to Stop a Moving Train, 2009, Philomel. (Mentor Ellen Hopkins)

Suzanne Morgan Williams for Bull Rider, 2009, Margaret K. McElderry Books. (Mentor Terri Farley)

Jennifer Redmond Egan's illustrations were shown in New York City by Mentor Chris Tugeau.

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Come back soon to learn more about the books our Mentors and Mentees have written ...

2006 Mentor Retreat - Virginia City, Nevada

2008 Mentor Retreat - Virginia City, Nevada

 

2009 Mentor Retreat - Virginia City, Nevada

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