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Our Mentors

Nicole Panteleakos
Nicole Panteleakos is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Middle Grade
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Nicole Panteleakos
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Nicole Panteleakos is an author, playwright, thespian, and Ravenclaw. Her debut novel PLANET EARTH IS BLUE (Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House) was released on May 14, 2019, with a second middle grade novel to follow in 2020. She is represented by agent Katie Grimm at Don Congdon Associates, was a #PitchWars mentor in 2018, and belongs to the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators: Metro NY. When not writing, she reads fanfiction and hangs out with her cats: Shakespeare, Dickens, and Beckett.

Katie Grimm
Don Congdon Associates

Favorite Books

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia
Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn
The Skin I'm In by Sharon Flake

Years Mentored
2018, 2019
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