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Our Mentors

Sarah Nicolas
Sarah Nicolas is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Young Adult
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Sarah Nicolas
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Sarah Nicolas is a recovering mechanical engineer, library event planner, and author. She lives in Orlando with a 60-lb mutt who thinks he’s a chihuahua. Sarah writes YA novels as Sarah Nicolas and romance under the name Aria Kane. Sarah has published both traditionally and independently, and has also worked in the publishing industry as an editorial intern, editorial assistant, publicist, publicity director, cover artist, and art director. When she’s not writing, she can be found playing volleyball or drinking wine. She is a contributor for Book Riot and at YAtopia. Sarah is represented by Rebecca Podos of Rees Literary Agency.

Favorite Books
  • Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older
  • The Lunar Chronicles Series by Marissa Meyer
  • The Finishing School Series by Gail Carriger
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  • Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
Years Mentored
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017