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Our Mentors

Carrie S. Allen
This 2020, Carrie S. Allen is mentoring Young Adult
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Carrie S. Allen
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Carrie S. Allen writes contemporary YA fiction where girls smash the sports patriarchy. Her debut, MICHIGAN VS. THE BOYS, was included on the YALSA Best Fiction of 2020 list, but received harsh criticism from her nine-year-old daughter for not including unicorns. Carrie is retired from sports medicine, and extra-tired from chasing around two kids and a T.Rex masquerading as a puppy. Hobbies include books, dogs, dessert, and anything outdoors on a gorgeous Colorado day. This is her third year mentoring, aka kicking butt on Team Girl Power with the other half of her writer’s brain, Sabrina Lotfi.

Kate Testerman
KT Literary

For Pitch Wars 2020, Carrie S. Allen is co-mentoring with Sabrina Lotfi.

Favorite Books

My Eyes Are Up Here by Laura Zimmermann
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Here To Stay by Sara Farizan
I Wanna Be Where You Are by Kristina Forest

Years Mentored
2018, 2019, 2020
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