I'm delighted to be working with WriteMentor this summer to offer mentoring to a writer who wants to hone their craft and be supported on their journey to publication. As a SCBWI member I know how valuable a support group and another pair of eyes on your work can be, and I'd love to pay all the help I've had forward by sharing what I've learnt and offering guidance to a new writer. A twice Carnegie nominated YA author, I've been lucky enough to work with some incredible editors, agents and publishing teams, and I know how much it means to find someone who loves and supports your work.
What am I looking for? I'm a huge fan of contemporary stories, social realism and powerful, page-turning writing. I'd love to read work that is gritty and dark, and really challenges the reader to consider a new way of looking at the world.
Please apply if you feel I'd be a good fit for you. I'll be very gentle!
Good Luck everyone!
— Louisa Reid.