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Our Mentors

Susan Gray Foster
Susan Gray Foster is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Young Adult
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Susan Gray Foster
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Susan Gray Foster was born into a family of avid readers and has been hoping to impress them with her writing ever since. When she’s not struggling in her quest to spin words into magic, she helps her high school students find the magic in classic literature, and helps other writers discover the magic in their own writing, both as a freelance editor and as a book coach at Author Accelerator. Susan believes in creativity and empathy, and enjoys tea, songwriting, reading, and hanging out with her dogs. She lives with her ever-patient Aussie husband in Arizona’s beautiful Sonoran Desert, and she’s her kids’ number one fan. Her YA fiction is represented by Caitlin Blasdell, Liza Dawson Associates.

Favorite Books

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling

The Scorpio Racesby Maggie Stiefvater

Years Mentored
2015, 2017