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Shauna Holyoak
Shauna Holyoak is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Middle Grade
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Shauna Holyoak
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Shauna received a master’s degree in English Literature with an emphasis in creative writing from Brigham Young University, but more importantly, frosted sugar cookies and movie popcorn make her heart sing. She was a humor columnist for more than ten years, but quit when it stopped being cool for her children to read about themselves in the paper. Fiction, apparently, is safer. So Shauna writes middle grade and young adult novels which are happily critiqued by her first beta readers–The Offspring. Currently she lives in Idaho Falls with her husband, six of her children and two naughty dogs. And more books than will ever fit in their house.

MY PAPER ROUTE AND OTHER DEADLY THINGS, Spring 2019, Disney-Hyperion

Favorite Books
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
All the Ramona books by Beverly Clearly
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldsberg Sloan
The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Regan Barnhill
Years Mentored
2017