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Deborah Falaye
This 2019, Deborah Falaye is mentoring Young Adult
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Deborah Falaye
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Deborah Falaye is a Nigerian-Canadian young adult author. She grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, where she spent her time devouring African Literature, pestering her grandma for folktales and tricking her grandfather into watching Passions every night. When she’s not writing about fierce black girls with bad-ass magic, she can be found obsessing over all things reality tv. Deborah currently lives in Toronto with her husband and their partner-in-crime yorkie, Major. She is represented by Victoria Marini of Irene Goodman Literary.

Victoria Marini
Irene Goodman Literary Agency

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

Recent Favorite Books

Shadow & Bone series by Leigh Bardugo
Ember In The Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Years Mentored