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Our Mentors

Kelly Quindlen
Kelly Quindlen is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Young Adult
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Kelly Quindlen
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Kelly Quindlen writes about queer teens and their journey to understanding themselves. Her self-published novel, Her Name in the Sky, was featured on BuzzFeed, AfterEllen, and Bustle. Her traditional debut, Late to the Party, releases in April 2020. Kelly is on the leadership team of Fortunate & Faithful Families, which supports and affirms Catholic parents with LGBT children. She has spoken at PFLAG gatherings, high school GSA meetings, and Catholic retreats. She lives in Atlanta with her sweet girlfriend and not-so-sweet chihuahua.

Marietta Zacker
Gallt Zacker Literary Agency

Other Published Works

Her Name in the Sky (Self-published, February 2014)

Favorite Books

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

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