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Our Mentors

Chad Lucas
Chad Lucas is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Middle Grade
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Chad Lucas
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Chad Lucas has been in love with words since he attempted his first novel on a typewriter in the sixth grade. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, communications advisor, freelance writer, part-time journalism instructor, and parenting columnist. A proud descendant of the historic African Nova Scotian community of Lucasville, he lives with his family near Halifax, Nova Scotia. His debut middle grade novel, THANKS A LOT, UNIVERSE (Amulet Books) will release in May 2021.

Christa Heschke
McIntosh & Otis

Favorite Books

The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds
The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz
Felix Yz by Lisa Bunker
The Brave by James Bird

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