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Our Mentors

Gail D. Villanueva
Gail D. Villanueva is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Middle Grade
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Gail D. Villanueva
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Gail D. Villanueva is a Filipina author based in the Philippines. She’s also a web designer/developer, an entrepreneur, and a self-professed dog and duck whisperer. Her writing is represented by Alyssa Eisner Henkin of Trident Media Group. Gail’s debut middle grade novel, MY FATE ACCORDING TO THE BUTTERFLY, will be published in 2019 by Scholastic.

For Pitch Wars 2017, Gail is co-mentoring with Isabelle Adrid.

Favorite Books
  • The Boy Who Could Make Himself Disappear by Kin Platt
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  • The Joyluck Club by Amy Tan
  • Wonder by RJ Palacio
  • The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
Years Mentored