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Our Mentors

Kelli Newby
Kelli Newby is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Adult, New Adult
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Kelli Newby
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Kelli Newby is an adjunct English professor of composition, drama, and fantasy by day, and a novelist, playwright, and actor by night. She’s repped by Rena Rossner of the Deborah Harris Agency and is a two-time PitchWars Mentee. Her contemporary romance, MOUNTING THE MARQUIS, is a 2017® Golden Heart Finalist.

For Pitch Wars 2017, Kelli is co-mentoring with Mary Ann Marlowe.


Favorite Books
  • M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang
  • Stranger Things Happen by Kelly Link
  • Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
  • Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
  • The Siren by Tiffany Reisz
Years Mentored