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Kylie Schachte
This 2020, 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 (available now from Jimmy Patterson Books), which was her own Pitch Wars novel in 2017. Kylie has 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 makes her home in Portland, Oregon, where she spends her days refereeing between her tiny cat, Matilda, and giant dog, Clementine (the cat always wins).

Favorite Books

The Bear & the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney
Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka
We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

Years Mentored
2019, 2020