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Our Mentors

Ayana Gray
This 2020, Ayana Gray is mentoring Young Adult
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Ayana Gray
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Ayana (eye · YAWN · uh) Gray is a young adult author of speculative fiction with a love for all things monsters and magic. Originally an Atlanta native, she now lives in sunny Florida, where she writes, follows Formula One racing, and worries over her adopted baby rhino, Apollo (who, incidentally, lives in Kenya).

Agent:
Peter Knapp
Park & Fine Literary and Media

For Pitch Wars 2020, Ayana Gray is co-mentoring with Maiya Ibrahim.

Favorite Books

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
Fresh Girl by Jaïra Placide

Years Mentored
2019, 2020