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Sarah Kapit
This 2020, Sarah Kapit is mentoring Middle Grade
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Sarah Kapit
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Sarah Kapit is a writer of middle-grade fiction. Currently she lives with her family in Bellevue, Washington. Her first novel, GET A GRIP, VIVY COHEN!, was published by Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin Random House) in 2020. VIVY COHEN received starred reviews from Booklist, School/Library Journal, and Kirkus. Another novel, THE MANY MYSTERIES OF THE FINKEL FAMILY, will be published in March of 2021. She co-mentored PitchWars in 2019. In her past life, Sarah earned a PhD in History from UCLA.

Jennifer Udden
New Leaf Literary

For Pitch Wars 2020, Sarah Kapit is co-mentoring with Adrianna Cuevas.

Other Published Works

THE MANY MYSTERIES OF THE FINKEL FAMILY (Penguin Random House, March 2021)

Favorite Books

Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend
Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy
The Best At It by Maulik Pancholy
Sal & Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley

Years Mentored
2019, 2020
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