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Janet Walden-West
Janet Walden-West is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Adult
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Janet Walden-West
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Janet Walden-West lives in the southeast with a pack of show dogs, a couple of kids, and a husband who didn’t read the fine print. A Weird Dog Show Chick in her downtime, she’s also a founding member of The Million Words craft blog, a 2X PitchWars alum, and a Golden Heart® finalist. She writes intersectional sexy-times romance and boss-girl fantasy heroines.

Her debut multicultural contemporary romance, SALT+STILETTOS, is out now from City Owl Press, and her urban fantasy short stories are available in multiple anthologies.

She is represented by Eva Scalzo of Speilburg Literary Agency.

Eva Scalzo
Speilberg Literary Agency

Other Published Works

Predators in Petticoats (Black Cat/White Cat Press, March 2020)
Concrete Dreams: Witches, Warriors, and Wise Women (Prospective Press, June 2020)
Chasing The Light (Benefit, May 2018)

Favorite Books

Xeni by Rebekah Weatherspoon
The Beginners Guide to Necromancy by Hailey Edwards
American Sweethearts by Adriana Herrera
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Years Mentored
2019, 2020
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