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Our Mentors

Layne Fargo
Layne Fargo is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Adult
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Layne Fargo
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Layne Fargo is a thriller author and the cocreator of the podcast Unlikeable Female Characters. Her 2017 Pitch Wars novel, TEMPER, came out in 2019, and her second book THEY NEVER LEARN hits shelves in October 2020. Layne lives in Chicago with her partner and their pets.

Sharon Pelletier
Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

Other Published Works

TEMPER (Scout Press/Simon & Schuster, July 2019)

Favorite Books

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton
The Lady Upstairs by Halley Sutton

Years Mentored
2018, 2019, 2020
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