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Our Mentors

Niki Lenz
Niki Lenz is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Middle Grade
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Niki Lenz
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Niki Lenz lives in Kansas City with her police officer husband and two elementary-aged children. She attended Southwest Baptist University and has worked as a teacher, a wedding planner, and a stay-at-home mom.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, travel and renovating campers.  She writes wacky MG and is represented by Kate Testerman at KT Literary.

Favorite Books
  • Sideways Stories From Wayside School by Louis Sachar
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John
  • Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
  • Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
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