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Our Mentors

Kim Long
This 2018, Kim Long is mentoring Middle Grade
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Kim Long
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Kim Long loves to write stories with a sense of adventure, a dash of magic, and a hint of science. She wrote her first book at age 10, where she combined the best parts of her favorite Choose Your Own Adventures into a single story. (Cave of Time at Chimney Rock in the Bermuda Triangle.) When not writing, she loves playing board games, watching Star Wars movies, and riding her bike along Illinois’ many trails. Her debut novel, Lexi Magill and the Teleportation Trek Tournament, will be released in Fall 2019 by Running Press Kids.

For Pitch Wars 2018, Kim Long is co-mentoring with Jennifer L. Brown.

Favorite Books

Savvy by Ingrid Law
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya
May Bird by Jodi Lyn Anderson
Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Tuesdays at the Castle by Jennifer Day George

Years Mentored
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018