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Our Mentors

Lauren Blackwood
This 2021, Lauren Blackwood is mentoring Young Adult
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Lauren Blackwood
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Lauren Blackwood is a Jamaican American New Yorker living in Virginia who writes Romance-heavy Fantasy for most ages. When not writing, she’s a physical therapist assistant and violinist who really doesn’t know how to settle on one career field. Her debut YA novel, Within These Wicked Walls, is forthcoming from Wednesday Books in Fall 2021.

Lauren Spieller
Triada US Literary Agency

For Pitch Wars 2021, Lauren Blackwood is co-mentoring with Emily Thiede.

Favorite Books

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Hawksong by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
This Vicious Grace by Emily Thiede
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

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