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Our Mentors

Adrienne Tooley
Adrienne Tooley is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Young Adult
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Adrienne Tooley
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Adrienne Tooley was born and raised in the desert suburbs of Southern California. She grew up in the theater, telling other people’s stories, until she decided it might be just as much fun to write her own. Her first novel, a f/f YA fantasy, will be published by Simon Pulse in 2021. She has lived in New York City long enough to confidently give directions to tourists, but not long enough that the skyline at night fails to take her breath away. In addition to writing novels she is also a singer/songwriter and has released several EPs which are available on Spotify & other streaming sites.

Jim McCarthy
Dystel, Goderich, & Bourret

Favorite Books

The Idiot by Elif Batuman
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Wilder Girls by Rory Power
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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