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Our Mentors

Amanda Conran
Amanda Conran is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Middle Grade
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Amanda Conran
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When A. E. Conran (Amanda) is not writing her own children’s books or working as a freelance editor, she is a children’s book specialist, school book fair book talker and children’s book club facilitator at the renowned Bay Area independent bookstore, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA.
The Lost Celt (Gosling Press, 2016) her first middle grade novel was awarded a gold medal from the Military Writers Society of America. Originally from Leicestershire, England, Amanda now lives in the Bay Area with her husband, son and daughter. She is a co-founder of the Better Books Marin workshop and is represented by Sarah Davies at Greenhouse Literary Agency.

Favorite Books
The One and Only Ivan, Katherine Applegate

Octavian Nothing, M. T. Anderson

The Owl Service, Alan Garner

Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

Fingersmith, Sarah Waters
Years Mentored
2017