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Our Mentors

Kara McDowell
Kara McDowell is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Young Adult
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Kara McDowell
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Born in the mountains and raised in the desert, Kara McDowell spent her childhood swimming, boating, and making up stories in her head. Now she lives in Mesa, Arizona, where she divides her time between writing, baking, and playing board games with her husband and three young sons.

Katelyn Detweiler
Jill Grinberg Literary Management

Other Published Works

Just For Clicks (Amberjack, February 2019)

Favorite Books

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
Opposite of Always by Justin Reynolds
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

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