2022 Summer Programme Pairings

We are now in our 5th year of the programme and we’ve helped more than 200 writers in that time. People often focus on figures like how many have signed with agents, or gone onto get book deals, but it really is fairly irrelevant for us (other to celebrate the individual), and the real winners are those that stick around and immerse themselves in the community.

We hope that the class of 2022 will be no different.

We’re delighted to announce the following mentor/mentee pairings:

Mentor NameMentee NameTitle of manuscript/textsAge CategoryGenre
Emma PearlSabrina ShahROOHI FINDS HER RHYTHM / MOMMY MACARON’S MISSING MOJO / FLAVOURS OF FRIENDSHIPPB Picture Books#ownvoices, Prose (PB only)
Emma PearlAmita Patel SnyderMehndi the World, The Sounds of Chai, and Inside the Picture FramePB Picture Books#ownvoices, Prose (PB only)
Eva Wong NavaNaisa Beaumont Diya’s Diwali Destiny, Veer, Princess turned SpyPB Picture BooksFestival, nonfiction, prose
Holly RyanJoan LongstaffThe Sneezy Wheezy DragonPB Picture BooksHumour/Funny, Rhyme (PB only), Prose (PB only)
Janaea EadsYukiko Stranger-GaleyBacon and Eggs with Rice; Hikaru’s Bento; Hello. I am Dandelion.PB Picture BooksContemporary 
Rachell AbalosBecky StrettonChester Chomp and the Chocolate Championships, Christmas Versus Halloween, That Creature’s Got TalentPB Picture BooksHumour/Funny, Prose (PB only)
Rachell AbalosBibi SenthiTHE GIFT, KALA’S SONG, WHY CAN’T A SHARK GO TO SCHOOL?PB Picture BooksMagical Realism, Prose (PB only)
Skylaar AmannMary Helen BergSEA WOLF AND SPIRIT BEAR, A RIVER IS A ROAD, TAKE AN AWE WALK PB Picture BooksContemporary, Prose (PB only), Lyrical, informational fiction
Sue LancasterJudy WiseThe Curious Case of the Missing White Rabbit, Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? The True Story, and, Werewolf to Aisle OnePB Picture BooksHumour/Funny, Rhyme (PB only), Prose (PB only)
Carolyn WardAmyTilstonMaisie and the Space CatapultCB Chapter BooksContemporary, Humour/Funny
Carolyn WardSam ClarkeThe Trojan CowCB Chapter BooksHumour/Funny, Action/Adventure
Emma Finlayson-PalmerLouisa McLennanThe Snack DragonsCB Chapter BooksFantasy, Humour/Funny
Alex Falase-KoyaAnuoluwa AkinjiolaNana Bone and The Grimoire of ShadowsMG Middle-GradeFantasy
Beth WalkerCatherine RosevearThe Room at the Edge of the WorldMG Middle-GradeContemporary, historical, mystery
Cat WeldonAlison TaylorThe Eco-Warrior and the PrincessMG Middle-GradeContemporary, Historical, Time-Travel
Claire FayersRebecca ChaneyStu and the Sketchy Time StopsMG Middle-GradeSci-Fi, Humour/Funny, Action/Adventure
Emily Randall and Clare HarlowAlex AtkinsonIndigo and the CindermanMG Middle-GradeHorror, Humour
Emma Finlayson-PalmerVicky RichardsCurse That HearseMG Middle-GradeFantasy, Humour/Funny
Emma ReadKatrina SansoneThe Puppeteer of Murky PeerMG Middle-GradeHorror
Gina Gonzales and Lauren E.E. PersonsThomas MacolinoUnfairly GodmotheredMG Middle-GradeFantasy, Humour/Funny
Hannah Kates & Reena DeenClaire ThomasThe Ghost TrainMG Middle-GradeHorror, Paranormal
Helen HarveyVicky HoneybourneChristmas at GreenwaysMG Middle-GradeContemporary, Mystery
Jonathan EyersKieran ShipleyCross & SkullbonesMG Middle-GradeFantasy
Lisette AutonWren DouglasSparkplayerMG Middle-GradeFantasy, Magical Realism, Fabulism
Lorraine HawleySheila BrownAll the Red LeavesMG Middle-GradeFantasy
Lu HerseyLaura BowerBaby FatMG Middle-GradeContemporary
Lucille Abendannon & Laura CaputoKim HartFLEA AND THE LAND OF SMOKEMG Middle-GradeHistorical, Fantasy, Action/Adventure
Lucy Ann UnwinTom KnevittDare to Find Fame in 45 DaysMG Middle-GradeContemporary, Humour/Funny
Lynn Grace Wong and Clare HarlowJeanette ChoeThe ShortMG Middle-GradeHorror
Natasha HolmesJoanna ToddTree SongMG Middle-GradeContemporary, Magical realism
Philip KavvadiasZoe Scott FitzGibbonViola Bluebottle and the Pirates of the Faded MemoryMG Middle-GradeAction/Adventure
Philip KavvadiasSø Inger WittErna the Flying WhaleMG Middle-GradeHumour/Funny, Magical Realism, Fable
Piu DasGuptaEllen StonakerCurse of the Possum O’HairMG Middle-GradeSouthern Gothic
Sarah Todd TaylorMelissa MilesSam of the SeasMG Middle-GradeHistorical, Mystery, Action/Adventure
Amanda Badillo David NeunerHow NOT to Catch a KillerYA Young AdultThriller 
Becky OrwinSarah BondThe Mystics of Little EdmunswickYA Young AdultParanormal, Action/Adventure
Christine WebbMarie ChengWildflowersYA Young AdultContemporary
Daphne Dador & Jeff de LeonYuchi ZhangA YEAR WITH MR. BITTER GOURDYA Young AdultContemporary
Deborah BaileyEllen BrickleyOn a Wing and a SecretYA Young AdultContemporary, Romance
Ellie LockIva LitovaTwistedYA Young AdultFantasy Horror
Georgia GantChiara BullenSalvage Our SoulsYA Young AdultFantasy
Janaea EadsIsabelle ChenSHARPS AND FLATSYA Young AdultContemporary
Laura SamotinAleks FoxBlood MagicYA Young AdultFantasy
Laura Wareck & Noelle StraderElle Evans The FamilyYA Young AdultThriller 
Lou Abercrombie Caroline WiggNever Been Loved ClubYA Young AdultContemporary
Louise FinchRebecca AndersonA Tight Situation YA Young AdultContemporary
Marilyn La JeunesseKelsey SimonWindridersYA Young AdultFantasy
Melissa WelliverDaisy JervisThe Algorithm of Ayla BlaneYA Young AdultRomance, Dystopian
Philippa PeallKaitlyn “Katie” AbdouThe Daffodil WitchYA Young AdultFantasy
Rachel Faturoti & Tomi OyemakindeGeorgia PactatBright Things and ConfusionYA Young AdultContemporary
S. KaethMegan FieldThe River of BonesYA Young AdultFantasy
Samantha CookLaura CarrollCrown of CursesYA Young AdultFantasy, Romance
Sarah DanielsChase GamwellThe Ones InsideYA Young AdultSci-Fi
Valerie NortonShanah SalterAva, Down UnderYA Young AdultContemporary, Romance

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