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Our Mentors

Erica Waters
Erica Waters is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Young Adult
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Erica Waters
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Erica Waters writes YA contemporary fantasy with a Southern Gothic feel. Her stories often feature f/f romances, complex family relationships, and atmospheric settings. She has a weakness for old forests, Southern voices, and beautiful sentences. She’s originally from the pine woods of rural Florida but has made her home in Nashville, Tennessee, where she’s learned to love bluegrass and has even started learning to play the banjo. She has a Master’s degree in English and teaches writing at a small liberal arts college. She is represented by Lauren Spieller of Triada US Literary Agency. Her debut novel, GHOST WOOD SONG, will be published by HarperTeen in summer 2020.

Favorite Books

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

Years Mentored