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Our Mentors

K.C. Held
K.C. Held is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Middle Grade
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K.C. Held
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K.C. Held writes both middle grade and young adult fiction and is the author of HOLDING COURT, a YA mystery that won the YARWA Athena Award for Best First Book, as well as 1st Place in the Contemporary Category. She holds an MFA in costume design and has worked with her share of vampires, ninjas, superheroes, and assassins. Born and raised in California with stopovers in Honduras, Mexico, and France, K.C. recently traded the Pacific Northwest for the Rocky Mountains of Boulder, Colorado.

Favorite Books

A Wolf for a Spell by Karah Sutton
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
Nooks & Crannies by Jessica Lawson
The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy

Years Mentored
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
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