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Our Mentors

N.K. Traver
N.K. Traver is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Young Adult
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N.K. Traver
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As a freshman at the University of Colorado, N.K. TRAVER decided to pursue Information Technology because classmates said “no one could make a living with an English degree.” It wasn’t too many years later Traver realized it didn’t matter what the job paid—nothing would ever be as fulfilling as writing. Programmer by day, writer by night, it was only a matter of time before the two overlapped. Traver’s debut, DUPLICITY, a cyberthriller pitched as Breaking Bad meets The Matrix for teens, was named one of the ALA’s Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers in 2016. She is also a developmental editor for Cornerstones Literary Consultancy.

Recent Favorite Books
THIS SAVAGE SONG, Victoria Schwab
THE WRATH & THE DAWN, Renee Ahdieh
THE SCORPIO RACES, Maggie Stiefvater
A MONSTER CALLS, Patrick Ness
SHADOW AND BONE, Leigh Bardugo
Years Mentored
2013, 2014, 2015, 2017