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Our Mentors

Shannon A. Thompson
This 2021, Shannon A. Thompson is mentoring Middle Grade
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Shannon A. Thompson
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Shannon A. Thompson is the bestselling author of the Bad Bloods series and the Timely Death trilogy. Represented by Katelyn Uplinger of D4EO Literary, Thompson’s work has appeared in numerous poetry collections and anthologies. When she is not writing, she is climbing rooftops, baking cookies, and watching KDramas in the middle of the night, often done with her cats by her side. During the day, she works at The Story Center for Mid-Continent Public Library, where she manages storytelling programs and teaches writing courses. Thompson graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis on creative writing. Visit her blog for writers and readers at www.ShannonAThompson.com

Katelyn Uplinger
D4EO Literary

For Pitch Wars 2021, Shannon A. Thompson is co-mentoring with Sandra Proudman.

Other Published Works

Minutes Before Sunset (Clean Teen Publishing, July 2015)
Seconds Before Sunrise (Clean Teen Publishing, August 2015)
Death Before Daylight (Clean Teen Publishing, September 2015)
Bad Bloods November Rain (Clean Teen Publishing, July 2016)
Bad Bloods November Snow (Clean Teen Publishing July 2016)

Favorite Books

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch by Julie Abe
Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston
Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Years Mentored
2020, 2021
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