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Our Mentors

Samantha Rajaram
This 2021, Samantha Rajaram is mentoring Adult
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Samantha Rajaram
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Samantha Rajaram is a former lawyer, current English professor, mom of three, and the author of the historical fiction novel THE COMPANY DAUGHTERS, published in 2020. She grew up in Gillette, Wyoming and the California Bay Area. When she’s not following Toni Morrison’s advice and writing the books she wants to read, she enjoys mentoring other writers in tribute to the generous authors who uplift and inspire her. THE COMPANY DAUGHTERS is a 2021 Golden Crown Literary Society winner for debut fiction and was a finalist for the 2021 Bisexual Book Awards.

Carrie Pestritto
Laura Dail Literary Agency

Favorite Books

Just Kids by Patti Smith
My Story by Kamala Das
The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
Euphoria by Lily King

Years Mentored
2019, 2020, 2021
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