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Our Mentors

Kimberly Torne
Kimberly Torne is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Middle Grade
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Kimberly Torne
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Kimberly Torne is a children’s book writer, three-time PitchWars mentor, and a long-time publishing minion. She has worked in publishing as a literary agent assistant, freelance editor, and in various jobs at publishers since 2008. Currently, she works in production at Macmillan and has a mystery chapter book series coming out from Little Bee Books in 2019. After calling France, Australia, and Quebec home, she settled in Brooklyn with her fluffy white dog, Boo. She enjoys horror movies, crying over beautifully written books and poetry, doodling, and strongly believes Montreal bagels are better than New York ones (sorry). She is represented by Carrie Pestritto of Laura Dail Literary Agency.

Favorite Books

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
The Land of Yesterday by K.A. Reynolds
When A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds
The Thickety series by J.A. White

Years Mentored
2016, 2017, 2018