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Our Mentors

Maria Mora
Maria Mora is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Young Adult
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Maria Mora
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Maria Mora is Content Director at Big Sea, and has worked in digital media for 15 years. In her previous role as Parenting Editor at SheKnows, Maria contributed over 300 articles on topics like feminism and women’s health. She writes YA speculative fiction, loves movie theaters with recliners, and will always take the long way home if it involves a lovely view. She was a Pitch Wars ’15 finalist, and is represented by Erica Bauman at Aevitas Creative Management.

Favorite Books
Uprooted, Naomi Novik
Swordspoint, Ellen Kushner
Six of Crows, Leigh Bardugo
Caraval, Stephanie Garber
The Reader, Traci Chee
Years Mentored