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Amanda Elliot
This 2021, Amanda Elliot is mentoring Adult
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Amanda Elliot
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Amanda Elliot lives with her husband in New York City, where she collects way too many cookbooks for her tiny kitchen, runs in Central Park, and writes for teens and kids under the name Amanda Panitch. SADIE ON A PLATE is her debut novel for adults.

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Other Published Works

Gone Dark (McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster Teen, April 2022)
The Two Wrong Halves of Ruby Taylor (Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan, January 2022)
The Trouble with Good Ideas (Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan, January 2021)
It's My Party and I Don't Want to Go (Scholastic, September 2020)
Never Missing, Never Found (Random House BYR, June 2016)
Damage Done (Random House BYR, July 2015)

Favorite Books

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London
Hana Khan Carries on by Uzma Jalaluddin
Well Met by Jen Deluca
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix Harrow

Years Mentored
2019, 2020, 2021
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