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Our Mentors

Ash Van Otterloo
This 2019, Ash Van Otterloo is mentoring Middle Grade
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Ash Van Otterloo
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Ash Van Otterloo is the author of MG fantasy Cattywampus (Scholastic, Summer ’20) and is repped by Lauren Spieller of Triada US. When she’s not writing and freelance editing, she loves gardening, hiking, coffee- or wine-fueled campfire chats, exchanging playful banter, and collecting folklore stories. A former resident of the Smoky Mountains, she now lives in Bremerton, Washington with her spouse and four feral daughters. Bookstore fanatic, fandom junkie, professional library rat. Queer. Airbender. Giant nerd.

Steve was clearly the best Blues Clues host. She’s firm on this point.

Agent:
Lauren Spieller
Triada US Literary Agency

For Pitch Wars 2019, Ash Van Otterloo is co-mentoring with Kit Rosewater.

Recent Favorite Books

Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
The Magic Thief by Sara Prineas
The Mostly True Story of Jack by Kelly Barnhill
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh

Years Mentored
2019
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