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Our Mentors

Kristen Lepionka
Kristen Lepionka is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Adult
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Kristen Lepionka
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Kristen Lepionka is the Shamus & Goldie Award-winning author of the Roxane Weary mystery series. She grew up mostly in a public library and could often be found in the adult mystery section well before she was out of middle school. She is the co-founder of the feminist podcast Unlikeable Female Characters, and she lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her partner and two cats.

Jill Marsal
Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

Other Published Works

The Stories You Tell (Minotaur, July 2019)
What You Want to See (Minotaur, May 2018)
The Last Place You Look (Minotaur, June 2017)

Favorite Books

The Secret Place by Tana French
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer
Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton
Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey
Maggie Terry by Sarah Schulman

Years Mentored
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
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