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Our Mentors

Amanda Panitch
This 2020, Amanda Panitch is mentoring Young Adult
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Amanda Panitch
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Amanda Panitch lives in New York City, where she writes books for teens and kids under her real name and for adults as Amanda Elliot. When she’s not writing, you might find her running in Central Park, cooking something (hopefully) delicious, or making friends with any dogs, cats, or pigeons in the general vicinity.

Merrilee Heifetz
Writers House

Other Published Works

Damage Done (Random House, July 2015)
Never Missing, Never Found (Random House, June 2016)
It's My Party and I Don't Want to Go (Scholastic, September 2020)

Favorite Books

Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibanez
The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
American Royals by Katharine McGee

Years Mentored
2019, 2020
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