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Our Mentors

Rajani LaRocca
This 2019, Rajani LaRocca is mentoring Middle Grade
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Rajani LaRocca
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A proud member of the Pitch Wars 2017 mentee class, Rajani LaRocca spends her time writing novels and picture books, practicing medicine, and baking too many sweet treats. Her debut middle grade, MIDSUMMER’S MAYHEM (Yellow Jacket/Little Bee Books, June 2019), an Indian-American mashup of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and competitive baking, was named an Indies Introduce/Indie Next pick for 2019 and received a starred review from Kirkus.

Rajani was born in India, raised in Kentucky, and now lives in the Boston area with her wonderful family and impossibly cute dog.

Brent Taylor
Triada US

For Pitch Wars 2019, Rajani LaRocca is co-mentoring with Remy Lai.

Recent Favorite Books

THE WESTING GAME by Ellen Raskin
WHEN YOU REACH ME by Rebecca Stead
THE ARM OF THE STARFISH by Madeleine L’Engle
THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
STAR-CROSSED by Barbara Dee

Years Mentored
2018, 2019
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