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Our Mentors

Emily Thiede
This 2021, Emily Thiede is mentoring Young Adult
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Emily Thiede
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EMILY THIEDE is the author of This Vicious Grace, book one in a YA fantasy duology coming out June 28, 2022 with Wednesday Books. A former public school teacher, Emily teaches creative writing and serves on the board for Writer House, a local writing nonprofit, and is a co-host for the Basic Pitches podcast. An alumnus of PitchWars and Author Mentor Match, she loves mentoring aspiring authors, fostering kittens, and getting lost in the woods near her home in central Virginia.

Chelsea Eberly
The Greenhouse Literary Agency

For Pitch Wars 2021, Emily Thiede is co-mentoring with Lauren Blackwood.

Favorite Books

Within these Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood
Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Beach Read by Emily Henry

Years Mentored
2020, 2021
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