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Our Mentors

Dawn Ius
This 2019, Dawn Ius is mentoring Young Adult
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Dawn Ius
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Dawn Ius is the author of three young adult novels published by Simon Pulse—Anne & Henry, OVERDRIVE, and LIZZIE—16 educational graphic novels for Grades 4-6, and a contributing writer to the animated T.V. show “Rainbow Rangers,” now airing on Nickolodeon Jr. She is the Managing Editor of The Big Thrill magazine, a book coach with Author Accelerator, and a sommelier. Actually, that last one isn’t true—she just really likes wine. And cocktails. (Follow her Instagram for weekly Cocktail Friday posts.)

Mandy Hubbard
Emerald City Literary Agency

For Pitch Wars 2019, Dawn Ius is co-mentoring with Kimberly Gabriel.

Recent Favorite Books

Heartsick by Chelsea Cain
Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier
Every Stolen Breath by Kimberly Gabriel
Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
There’s Someone In Your House by Stephanie Perkins

Years Mentored
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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