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Pitch Wars Mentor Profile

I am a historical fiction writer focusing on stories about colonialism and people ignored by history books. I was extremely fortunate to be a Pitch Wars mentee last year (2018), mentored by Carrie Callaghan. 

When I’m not writing (often at 5 in the morning), I am a college English professor and solo mom raising three tween/teen kids in the California Bay Area. I’m represented by Carrie Pestritto at LDLA and my Pitch Wars manuscript THE COMPANY DAUGHTERS is currently on submission. I am beyond thrilled to be a mentor for Pitch Wars. The Pitch Wars family truly changed my life, and I am so excited to help other aspiring writers get closer to their dreams.

Carrie Pestritto
Laura Dail Literary Agency

Recent Favorite Books

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
Anil’s Ghost by Michael Ondaatje
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

Years Mentored