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Our Mentors

Heather Smith Meloche
Heather Smith Meloche is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Young Adult
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Heather Smith Meloche
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Heather Smith Meloche has written for television, print media, advertising, and marketing, and she’s taught academic writing to international students at the college level, but her first love is writing fiction for young adults. Her writing has appeared in Spider and Young Adult Review Network (YARN). She’s placed twice in the children’s/YA category of the Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition and won first place for Hunger Mountain’s Katherine Paterson Prize in 2011 for a YA short story in verse. She’s represented by the amazing Heather Schroder at Compass Talent. Penguin Putnam released her contemporary young adult debut, Ripple, in September 2016. Find out more at www.heathersmithmeloche.com  Heather Smith Meloche is co-mentoring Pitch Wars 2017 with Kristin Bartley Lenz.

Favorite Books

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
All The Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry
Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Years Mentored