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Our Mentors

Carrie S. Allen
This 2021, 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 ten-year-old for not including unicorns. Carrie is retired from sports medicine, and extra-tired from chasing after two kids and two T.Rexes masquerading as puppies. Hobbies include books, dogs, dessert, and anything outdoors on a gorgeous Colorado day. This is her fourth 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 2021, Carrie S. Allen is co-mentoring with Sabrina Lotfi.

Favorite Books

My Eyes Are Up Here by Laura Zimmermann
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
One Life by Megan Rapinoe

Years Mentored
2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
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