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8. PHOEBE FRANZ’S GUIDE TO PASSPORTS, PAGEANTS, AND PARENTAL DISASTERS – Middle Grade Contemporary

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Brenda Drake

Author of LIBRARY JUMPERS (Entangled Teen, January 2016, host of #PitchWars, #PitchMadness, and #PitMad, fueled by coffee and Goldfish crackers (but not together), and represented by Peter Knapp with Park Literary,

Assistant Rae Chang

Assistant Rae Chang

I am a YA/NA author and freelance editor who loves sci-fi/fantasy everything, food, mentoring youth, and helping the awesome people in the writing community.

Blog/Contest Assistant Nikki Roberti

Blog/Contest Assistant Nikki Roberti

Nikki is a professional journalist and marketer with more than ten years of published writing experience. She is also a young adult author represented by Carrie Howland of the Donadio & Olson Literary Agency. Before writing novels, she was a seven-time award winning playwright with her short pieces performed around the country, including The Kennedy Center in D.C.

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