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Our Mentors

Mel Howard
Mel Howard is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Young Adult
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Mel Howard
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Mel Howard is a freelance editor based in Huntsville, AL. After graduating from Mississippi University for Women, she gained masters degrees from Boston University and Southern New Hampshire University. She is represented by the stellar Hillary Jacobson from ICM Partners. In her free time, she enjoys reading, knitting, and streaming way too many TV shows and movies. Who is she kidding? Her hobbies now pretty much just include her cats Serena and Eggy who have severe separation anxiety. Don’t ask about them unless you’re prepared for lengthy stories, complete with photos and videos. You’ve been warned.

Favorite Books

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Akata Witch Series by Nnedi Okorafor
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
The School for Good and Evil Series by Soman Chainani
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Years Mentored