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Mentorship Winner Laney Nielson Signs With Agent

Writer Laney Nielson, the recipient of the inaugural Austin SCBWI Cynthia Lietich Smith Writing Mentor Award, is now represented by Bethany Buck of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates.

Laney won a year's mentorship with New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith at the 2014 Austin SCBWI Writers & Illustrators Working Conference.

Launched in 2014, the mentorship continues at the Austin SCBWI 2015 conference with teacher and novelist Brian Yansky as the mentor.

In an email, Laney wrote, "This is a testament to the power of mentorships and the fabulousness of Cynthia. And to all of you in Austin SCBWI for your creation of this mentorship and for putting on such stellar conferences."

Thank you, Laney! And congratulations! We look forward to being able to share news of her book sales next.