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Our Mentors

Adrianna Cuevas
This 2020, Adrianna Cuevas is mentoring Middle Grade
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Adrianna Cuevas
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Adrianna Cuevas is a first-generation Cuban-American originally from Miami, Florida. A former Spanish and ESOL teacher, Adrianna currently resides in Austin, Texas with her husband and son. When not working with TOEFL students, wrangling multiple pets including an axolotl, and practicing fencing with her son, she is writing her next middle grade novel.

Stefanie Von Borstel
Full Circle Literary

For Pitch Wars 2020, Adrianna Cuevas is co-mentoring with Sarah Kapit.

Other Published Works

Cuba in My Pocket (FSG/Macmillan, Fall 2021)

Favorite Books

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
How to Make Friends with the Sea by Tanya Guerrero
The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away by Ronald L. Smith
Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh
Love Sugar Magic by Anna Meriano

Years Mentored
2018, 2019, 2020
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