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Fiona McLaren
This 2021, Fiona McLaren is mentoring Young Adult
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Fiona McLaren
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Fiona is a full-time, freelance editor of eight years with her clients publishing both traditionally and indie to much success in the US, UK, and further afield. She has previously interned with two literary agencies, freelanced with a literary consultancy, and written multiple published articles. In addition, she has taken part in an #ownvoices anthology alongside NYT bestselling authors (UNBOUND: Stories of Transformation, Love, and Monsters.) She writes spooky, mysterious, fantastical stories with diverse characters, and she has a passion for lush prose and a story she can get lost in for days.

Maura Kye-Casella
Don Congdon Associates

Favorite Books

The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
The November Girl by Lydia Kang
I am Legend by Richard Matheson

Years Mentored
2015, 2016, 2021
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