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Carrie Callaghan
Carrie Callaghan is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Adult
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Carrie Callaghan
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Carrie Callaghan is a historical fiction author living in Maryland with her family. Her debut novel, A Light of Her Own, about 17th century painter Judith Leyster, was published by Amberjack in 2018, and her second, Salt the Snow, is forthcoming in 2020. Her short stories have been published in multiple literary journals around the country, and she is a senior editor with the Washington Independent Review of Books. She loves seasons of all kinds, history, and tea. And books, books, books.

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Other Published Works

Salt the Snow (Amberjack, January 2020)

Favorite Books

The Sea Queen by Linnea Hartsuyker
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
A Well-Behaved Woman by Therese Ann Fowler

Years Mentored
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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