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Our Mentors

Karah Sutton
This 2021, Karah Sutton is mentoring Middle Grade
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Karah Sutton
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Karah Sutton is the author of the middle grade fantasy adventure A Wolf for a Spell (Knopf Books for Young Readers/Random House Childrens’ Books). Inspired by her Russian heritage and the fairytales that have enchanted her since childhood, A Wolf for a Spell was an American Booksellers Association Indies Introduce selection, an Indie Next List Top 10 selection, and a Junior Library Guild selection.

Karah is also the Chief Publishing Officer for New Zealand-based video game developer/publisher PikPok, whose games have been downloaded nearly half a billion times in more than 100 countries worldwide. She has had the pleasure of working with some of the world’s most respected and well-loved entertainment companies including Disney, DreamWorks, Fox, and Cartoon Network.

A dual American/Aotearoa New Zealand citizen, she splits her time between her home town in Kentucky and Wellington/Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Katie Grimm
Don Congdon Associates

For Pitch Wars 2021, Karah Sutton is co-mentoring with Graci Kim.

Favorite Books

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch by Julie Abe
The Girl and the Ghost by Hanna Alkaf

Years Mentored
2019, 2021
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