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Our Mentors

Arianne Costner
Arianne Costner is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Middle Grade
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Arianne Costner
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Arianne Costner is a middle grade author, past English teacher, and Tetris champion who firmly believes writers should crack up at their own jokes. She lives in California with her husband and two toddlers bent on destroying her house. When she’s not writing, she can be found playing the piano, composing music, or trying out new recipes. Arianne previously participated in Pitch Wars as a mentee, where she finally found her writer tribe. Arianne is represented by Amber Caraveo of Skylark Literary.

Favorite Books

I Funny: A Middle School Story by James Patterson
The Serpent's Secret by Sayantani DasGupta
Treasure at Lure Lake by Shari Schwarz
Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Years Mentored