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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.

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
2020