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Meet the Mentor: Andrew Avallone

Andrew started his teaching career at The Phillips Brooks School in Menlo Park, where he was an assistant 5th grade teacher. It was during his time at PBS that he connected with Society of Young Inklings and began working as a mentor. Since then, he taught 6th grade...

Meet the Mentor: Lisa Riddiough

Lisa Frenkel Riddiough is a Northern California based writer whose projects include picture books, middle-grade, and short fiction. She earned her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University. Her debut middle-grade novel, Elvis and the World...

Meet the Mentor: Kesha L. Grant

Kesha is a Georgia-based writer and editor whose projects include picture books, middle-grade fiction, non-fiction, and folklore. Prior to launching a writing career, Kesha spent many years as a Language Arts and history middle school teacher. Her first nonfiction...

Meet the Mentor: Elizabeth Verdick

Elizabeth Verdick loves to write picture book stories and nonfiction self-help for kids of all ages. She received her MFA from Hamline University in St. Paul. She spends her days writing and adoring her two French bulldogs. Elizabeth has two grown children: one loves...
Meet the Mentor: Ty Chapman

Meet the Mentor: Ty Chapman

Meet Inklings Mentor Ty Chapman! Ty is a Twin Cities-based author, poet, puppeteer, and playwright...