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Our Mentors

Kyrie McCauley
This 2021, Kyrie McCauley is mentoring Young Adult
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Kyrie McCauley
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Kyrie McCauley spent her childhood climbing trees in dresses and reading books during class. She is the author of If These Wings Could Fly, recipient of the 2021 William C. Morris Award, and We Can Be Heroes (releasing September 2021). Kyrie holds a Master of Science in Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, and has worked in advocacy and development for non-profit organizations. She lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her family, three rescue cats, and a dog that eats books and is never sorry.

Suzie Townsend
New Leaf Literary

For Pitch Wars 2021, Kyrie McCauley is co-mentoring with Jenny Perinovic.

Other Published Works

We Can Be Heroes (Katherine Tegen Books/ HarperCollins, September 2021)

Favorite Books

The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson
Circe by Madeline Miller

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