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Akemi Dawn Bowman
Akemi Dawn Bowman is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Young Adult
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Akemi Dawn Bowman
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Akemi Dawn Bowman is a proud Ravenclaw and Star Wars enthusiast, who served in the US Navy for five years and has a BA in social sciences from UNLV. Originally from Las Vegas, she currently lives in England with her husband, two children, and their Pekingese mix. Her novel STARFISH will be published in Fall 2017 with Simon Pulse, with a second YA contemporary to follow in Fall 2018. She is represented by Penny Moore of Empire Literary.

Favorite Books
SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo
THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN by JK Rowling
THE BRONZE HORSEMAN by Paullina Simons
THE GOLDEN COMPASS by Philip Pullman
THE GRAVEYARD BOOK by Neil Gaiman
Years Mentored
2017