#TeenPit – First Round Readers

Welcome to #TeenPit! We’ve gathered some fantastic writers to help decide who makes it into the mentor round of our inaugural #TeenPit contest. Welcome to our FIRST ROUND READERS!!!

Heather Van Fleet is stay-at-home-mom turned book-boyfriend connoisseur. She’s a wife to her high school sweetheart and a mom to three little girls, along with her crazy Goldendoodle. In her spare time, you will always be able to find her with her head buried in her Kindle, guzzling down copious amounts of coffee.

Heather graduated from Black Hawk College in 2003 with an associate degree. She has been working in the publishing industry for over five years as author, editor, and agent intern. She’s represented by Stacey Donaghy of Donaghy Literary.

Twitter: @HLVanFleet  Instagram @HVFWrites


Maria Mora is the Content Director at Big Sea in St. Petersburg, Florida. In her previous role as Parenting Editor at SheKnows, Maria contributed over 300 articles on topics like feminism and health. As a queer woman and the parent of a neurodiverse child, she’s passionate representation and inclusivity in kidlit. She volunteers on the Diversity Committee at her children’s school and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Twitter: @MariaMelee _________________________________________________________________

May Bridges is a misplaced Southerner. She is now living in Oregon where she writes romance and literary fiction. When not writing, May can be found working on a new drawing covered in charcoal, or near baseball and softball fields. She is represented by Kim Lionetti at BookEnds Literary Agency. She has signed a three book deal with St. Martin’s Press for her dark romance trilogy, SAVED BY SIN. The first in the series is set to be released in July 2017.

Catch her on Twitter at @MayBBridges on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MayBbooks/ You can see some art and read her blog at www.maybbooks.com


Kendal Snow lives beside the mountains but grew up next to the ocean. She loves both equally. When she isn’t writing, she’s probably wrangling children, reading a book, taking a nap, or trying to keep her garden alive. She loves those equally, too.



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