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Our Mentors

Kylie Schachte
This 2021, Kylie Schachte is mentoring Young Adult
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Kylie Schachte
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Kylie Schachte is the author of the YA noir mystery YOU’RE NEXT (Jimmy Patterson Books/LBYR), which was her own Pitch Wars novel in 2017. Kylie’s been a writer since she could hold a pen, but for many years resisted her destiny, insisting that she was an actor instead. That journey brought her all the way to Moscow, Russia, where she learned such useful skills as how to walk on walls and the Russian hand signal for “blame it on the alcohol.” Now that she’s moved on from theatre, she lives in Portland, Oregon, where she spends her days refereeing between her tiny cat, Matilda, and giant dog, Clementine (the cat always wins).

Lauren Spieller
Triada US

Favorite Books

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
The Ones We're Meant to Find by Joan He
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Years Mentored
2019, 2020, 2021
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