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Our Mentors

Yvette Yun
This 2021, Yvette Yun is mentoring Adult
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Yvette Yun
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Yvette Yun is co-mentoring this year with her longtime writing buddy, Marith Zoli. Yvette is an English professor in Hawaii. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, where she wrote her first memoir, and a PhD in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, where she wrote her first novel. She is a #RevPit, Pitch Wars, and #DVpit alum and a 2021 mentee at The Word, where she is working with an editor at Simon & Schuster to revise her first YA contemporary family drama. She has mentored for Author Mentor Match, Write Team Mentorship Program and DVmentor.

Jessica Watterson
Sandra Djikstra Literary Agency

For Pitch Wars 2021, Yvette Yun is co-mentoring with Marith Zoli.

Favorite Books

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Years Mentored