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Shana Targosz
This 2020, Shana Targosz is mentoring Middle Grade
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Shana Targosz
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Shana Targosz is a MG/YA and PB author who writes about magical girls, budding friendships, ghosts who may or may not be friendly, and fiercely-held hope. She holds an MFA in Drama/Costume Design and is an award-winning designer of stage and film. As a huge gaming geek, she loves to design custom goods for nerdy-chic companies. When not writing or designing she spends her time playing Zelda, drinking tea, building LEGO creations with her son, and dreaming up different worlds.

For Pitch Wars 2020, Shana Targosz is co-mentoring with KC Held.

Favorite Books
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin The Boy, the Bird, & the Coffin Maker by Matilda Woods A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery series by Robin Stevens The Lockwood & Co series by Jonathan Stroud Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Years Mentored
2020