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Our Mentors

Meryl Wilsner
Meryl Wilsner is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Adult
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Meryl Wilsner
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Meryl Wilsner writes stories about queer women falling in love. Their 2018 Pitch Wars manuscript, SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT, is due out from Berkley in June 2020. Born in Michigan, Meryl lived in Portland, Oregon and Jackson, Mississippi before recently returning to the Mitten State. Some of Meryl’s favorite things include: all four seasons, button down shirts, the way giraffes run, and their wife.

Devin Ross
New Leaf Literary

Favorite Books

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Whiskey & Ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith
Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Tikka Chance on Me by Suleikha Snyder

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