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Aaron Cole
This 2021, Aaron Cole is mentoring Young Adult
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Aaron Cole
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Aaron Cole is an author of novels for children and young adults, who likes to believe he’s a mixture of his character’s best qualities. His writing journey began as a film loving child, who developed a passion for writing screenplays and directing. Always a voracious reader, Aaron wrote his first novel as a teen and fell in love with the craft. Now, combining his love of film and fiction, Aaron writes speculative novels starring fearless BIPOC characters. He recently earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in American Literature and Culture from UCLA.

When not writing novels, Aaron is an actor, screenwriter, and model. As an actor, he’s booked roles on networks such as NBC, Oxygen, MTV, and Nickelodeon, among others. As a model, Aaron’s appeared in campaigns for Ikea, Giphy, Lifetime, Kylie Cosmetics and has a social media following of over 40,000 followers on Instagram. He is represented by Natalie Lakosil at Irene Goodman Literary Agency.

Follow him on Instagram: @AaronOlatunjie, Twitter: @Aaron_Cole, and visit his website at AaronColeBooks.com

Natalie Lakosil
Irene Goodman Literary Agency

For Pitch Wars 2021, Aaron Cole is co-mentoring with Tamara Cole.

Favorite Books

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Years Mentored