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Our Mentors

Samantha Rajaram
This 2020, Samantha Rajaram is mentoring Adult
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Samantha Rajaram
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Samantha Rajaram is a historical fiction writer focusing on stories about how historical laws and policies affect marginalized people. She was a Pitch Wars mentee in 2018, mentored by the incredible Carrie Callaghan, and was a 2019 Pitch Wars mentor to Leila Mottley (NIGHTCRAWLING 2022!). Samantha’s debut novel THE COMPANY DAUGHTERS will be published in the US and UK by Bookouture in October 2020. She is a huge fan of Pitch Wars and loves mentoring new writers and building strong relationships with other writers.

Carrie Pestritto
Laura Dail Literary Agency

Favorite Books

Euphoria by Lily King
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
Kindred by Octavia Butler
March by Geraldine Brooks

Years Mentored
2019, 2020
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