Keena Roberts is a 2019 Pitch Wars mentor for the Adult category. By day she works in global public health, writing about infectious diseases and analyzing countries’ responses to them. She grew up in a tent in her primatologist parents’ research camp in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, a childhood she wrote about in her upcoming memoir WILD LIFE (Grand Central, November 12, 2019). Her follow-up book is an epic fantasy with baboon protagonists, also based in the Okavango Delta: essentially, Watership Down but with monkeys (she is also working on a very silly and very queer YA full of swords and love triangles). She lives outside New York in the mountains with her wife and daughter, along with two cats and a dog.
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