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Our Mentors

Austin Siegemund-Broka & Emily Wibberley
Austin Siegemund-Broka & Emily Wibberley is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Young Adult
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Austin Siegemund-Broka & Emily Wibberley
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Austin Siegemund-Broka cowrites YA contemporary with Emily Wibberley. A former journalist for The Hollywood Reporter, where he covered the courts and, yes, met a couple celebrities, he graduated from Harvard in 2014 with a degree in English and a focus on Shakespeare.

Emily Wibberley grew up in Southern California, but instead of working on her nonexistent tan at the beach, she spent her time reading, making music and watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She attended Princeton University, where she graduated in 2014 with a degree in Psychology. She and Austin now live and write YA contemporary together.

Their debut, UPSTAGED, publishes from Puffin in 2018. They live in Los Angeles.

Favorite Books

Macbeth, William Shakespeare
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
Middlemarch, George Eliot

Years Mentored