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Hannah Karena Jones
Hannah Karena Jones is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Middle Grade
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Hannah Karena Jones
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Hannah Karena Jones has dual degrees in creative writing and history from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and a certificate in publishing from New York University. Serving as managing editor at Running Press by day and merrily scribbling middle grade novels on nights and weekends, Hannah has a combined passion for both the craft of writing and the publishing industry. Arcadia Publishing released her non-fiction pictorial history book, BYBERRY STATE HOSPITAL, in May 2013. She is represented by Kira Watson at the Emma Sweeney Agency.

Favorite Books
I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Together Apart by Dianne E. Gray
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Years Mentored
2017