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Our Mentors

Anne Raven
Anne Raven is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Adult
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Anne Raven
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Anne Raven was born and raised along the windy coast of South Africa and can assure everyone there are no lions roaming the streets—unless you count the feral cat next door. When not reading or writing, you can find her spending time with Luna, her giant Boerboel aka South African Mastiff puppy, taking freshly baked goods from the oven, or drinking too much coffee. In 2020, she officially launched her book cover design business, Black Bird Book Covers, and loves working with amazing authors.

Anne loves writing in multiple genres, but her stories always tend toward darker themes with gritty edges. Her books often feature found families, resilient heroines, non-toxic alpha heroes, and vivid settings. Her romantic suspense IN THE NAME OF THE MOTHER was showcased in Pitch Wars 2017, and in 2019 she returned to co-mentor with Janet Walden-West.

Anne is represented by Amanda Jain at BookEnds Literary Agency.

Amanda Jain
BookEnds Literary Agency

Favorite Books

Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Beginner's Guild to Necromancy by Hailey Edwards
Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon
A lot like love by Julie James
Find Her by Lisa Gardner

Years Mentored
2019, 2020