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Nancy Werlin
Nancy Werlin is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Young Adult
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Nancy Werlin
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I’m the author of 10 young adult novels, all published by Penguin, with an 11th under contract with Candlewick. I write contemporary realistic fiction (including the National Book Award finalist The Rules of Survival), fantasy (including the New York Times bestseller Impossible), and suspense (including the Edgar award winner The Killer’s Cousin). I’ve been a judge for the Edgar awards and for the National Book Awards. I’ve mentored for 7 years at the Highlights Whole Novel workshop, which is how I know how much I love working with a writer on what their completed novel might need to make it shine the brighter.

Other Published Works

Are You Alone on Purpose (Houghton, republished Penguin, 1994)
The Killer's Cousin (Random House, republished Penguin, 1998)
Locked Inside (Random House, republished Penguin, 2000)
Black Mirror (Penguin, 2001)
Double Helix (Penguin, 2004)
The Rules of Survival (Penguin, 2006)
Impossible (Penguin, 2008)
Extraordinary (Penguin, 2010)
Unthinkable (Penguin, 2014)
And Then There were Four (Penguin, 2017)

Favorite Books

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Sunshine by Robin McKinley
A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King
In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

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