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Our Mentors

G.Z. Schmidt
This 2018, G.Z. Schmidt is mentoring Middle Grade
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G.Z. Schmidt
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Gail Zhuang Schmidt immigrated to the U.S. from China when she was six. In third grade, she began writing stories in a spiral-bound notebook, and never looked back. She enjoys visiting museums with her husband, trying new restaurants, and dreaming up new worlds. At home, she attends to her tuxedo cat Marie, the president of her household. Gail is currently represented by Adria Goetz of Martin Literary Management.

Favorite Books
WHEN YOU REACH ME by Rebecca Stead THE NIGHT GARDENER by Jonathan Auxier HOLES by Louis Sachar THE HOBBIT by J.R.R. Tolkien CHARLOTTE'S WEB by E.B. White
Years Mentored
2018