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Ciannon Smart
This 2019, Ciannon Smart is mentoring Young Adult
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Ciannon Smart
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Born in a small town in the south of England, Ciannon Smart can typically be found painting abstract canvases, playing netball, or teaching herself new scores on the piano. She’s a 2017 Pitch Wars alum; her passion for writing and reading comes in handy in her part-time career working with high schools as an Educational Consultant. A lover of the fantasy genre in particular, her debut YA fantasy novel WITCHES STEEPED IN GOLD will be out early 2021 from Harper Teen US, and Hot Key Books UK. She’s represented by Taylor Haggerty of Root Literary.

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Root Literary

For Pitch Wars 2019, Ciannon Smart is co-mentoring with Deborah Falaye.

Recent Favorite Books

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
Sabriel by Garth Nix
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Mass

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