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Debut Book Announcement

I’m humbled to announce that HarperCollins publishers has acquired my children’s novel SHAD HADID AND THE ALCHEMISTS OF ALEXANDRIA! The Publishers Weekly press release is above and the link to that is right here. Additionally, the Publishers Marketplace announcement is below. It is a bit surreal to see my face associated with a publishing juggernaut …

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Pitch Wars Wishlist

Hello, Pitch Wars hopefuls! Come, grab a warm cup of tea, and gather around. We’re so glad you found your way to our wishlist for the Middle Grade age category. To start off, what even is Pitch Wars? Well, it is a mentoring program where published/agented authors, editors, or industry interns choose one writer each …

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Mentoring for PitchWars!

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be a 2020 PitchWars mentor! Like the WriteMentor program I mentored for this summer, PitchWars is a mentorship opportunity for up and coming writers, and probably the highest-regarded such opportunity of its kind. That’s why I’m thrilled that I was chosen to mentor this year. Last year, I was …

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WriteMentor 2020

I’m officially going to be mentoring for WriteMentor, a UK-based writing competition! I’ll be working co-mentor Sabrina Prestes (who happened to be my mentor when I was selected to participate as a mentee in 2019). Together, we’ll select one manuscript in the Young Adult science fiction, fantasy, or thriller genres to work with. Read more …

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Agent Representation!

Recently, I signed with a literary agent for my middle grade novel. It’s been nearly four years of daily writing, and several manuscripts, but I’ve finally accomplished a major long-term goal! My agent is Jennifer Azantian, of Azantian Literary. She and I clicked from the very first message, and she resonated with my novel on …

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