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Our Mentors

G.Z. Schmidt
G.Z. Schmidt is not mentoring this year, but has mentored 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

Years Mentored