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Our Mentors

Léonie C. Kelsall
This 2018, Léonie C. Kelsall is mentoring Adult
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Léonie C. Kelsall
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A Professional Counsellor, Léonie (Lee, because no one can pronounce her name!) lives in the wilds of Australia. Okay, not so much the wilds, as in a country town…but it is inhabited by a generous mix of bitey, stingy, poisonous varieties of Australian wildlife, as evidenced on her Twitter feed. Lee writes historical and contemporary YA, along with adult romantic suspense and erotic romance, and is very big on extensive research, including archaeological digs and…ah, other stuff that shouldn’t be listed here, given that last genre. Being an Aussie, her spelling can be a bit off. A finalist in the YARWA Rosemary Award ‘17, and WisRWA Fab Five ’18, she swears she duz no how too rite gud, though.

Lee is a co-mentoring Adult in PitchWars ’18 with the fabulous Marty Mayberry (who will be in charge of correcting all Australianisms).

For Pitch Wars 2018, Léonie C. Kelsall is co-mentoring with Marty Mayberry.

Favorite Books

The Kookaburra Creek Café by Sandie Docker
The Law of Inertia by Sophie Gonzales
The Florentine Bridge by Vanessa Carnevale
Floor Sample by Julia Cameron
Winell Road by Kate Foster

Years Mentored
2017, 2018