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Our Mentors

Lane Clarke
This 2020, Lane Clarke is mentoring Young Adult
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Lane Clarke
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Lane Clarke grew up in Richmond, Virginia, where she hung out with her grandma at IHOP every Tuesday night and attended $3 movie nights at the Byrd Theater. Lane has been in love with books since the age of two. Her stories feature Black culture and big-hearted teenagers with self-doubts and big dreams, who—with a little laughter and good friends—can accomplish anything. She eats dessert before dinner and can usually be found rewatching her favorite teen soap operas. She currently lives in Northern Virginia with her cat, Pickles, and works as an attorney in Washington, D.C.

Peter Knapp
Park & Fine Literary and Media

Favorite Books

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Years Mentored