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Sarvenaz Taghavian
This 2021, Sarvenaz Taghavian is mentoring Young Adult
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Sarvenaz Taghavian
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Sarvenaz Taghavian is the author of THE GEEK’S GUIDE TO UNREQUITED LOVE (an Amazon Best Book of the Year, YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant YA Readers), VIRTUALLY YOURS, THREE DAY SUMMER, THE MAPMAKER AND THE GHOST and the co-author of GHOSTING: A LOVE STORY (written under the pen name Tash Skilton). She was born in Tehran, Iran and grew up on Long Island, NY. She received her BFA in Film and Television from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, which means she got to spend most of college running around and making movies (it was a lot of fun). She has dabbled in all sorts of writing including screenwriting, copywriting, and professional tweeting for the likes of Bravo and MTV. Sarvenaz currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with her family. She has also been published as Sarvenaz Tash.

Ashley Herring Blake
Rees Literary Agency

Other Published Works

Ghosting: A Love Story (Kensington, June 2020)
The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love (Simon & Schuster BFYR, June 2016)
Three Day Summer (Simon & Schuster BFYR, May 2015)
The Mapmaker and the Ghost (Bloomsbury, April 2012)

Favorite Books

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Years Mentored
2020, 2021
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