Ali Herring

@HerringAli

Assistant Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom +1. Eclectic in life & books. I♥️Jane Austen & scifi in equal doses. Query me: bit.ly/2EOFVFa

Metro Atlanta

Spencerhill Associates

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Nov 6

I remember this movie that ends with a boy & girl from Earth being dropped off on a planet somewhere in the cosmos to start over/2nd chance, this while I think Earth's being destroyed/punished for our failures. Riff on this w/YA or MG. What happened/happens to these kids #MSWL.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Nov 1

#MSWL alt-reality dark ages YA #F w/kick-butt female protag knight wielding sword & magical powers, but prefers sword. Equally bad-a male seeming antag who end up fighting the same force, one darker than any one imagines. Dark tumultuous rough raw setting & full-tension romance.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Oct 29

Would love a #MG novel like SNOW ONE LIKE YOU by Natalie Blitt, basically anything that has the feel of a Hallmark romance but for middle schoolers. Setting is important. Has to have that small town feel. #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Oct 27

#MSWL would love a Christmas romance filled with magic realism. Give me Santa, hidden secrets, wishes coming true, North Pole, lots of snow, whatever it is, let me feel the magic!

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Oct 12

Project Savior. I'm a huge fan of SEVENEVES by Neal Stephenson, & I'd love a powerful, weighty fantasy along the same lines. Part 1) Humanity in peril, danger, despair, rushed plans, underground cryo chambers Part 2) Waking up to & surviving a new reality millennium later #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Sep 19

#MSWL I don’t usually ask for thrillers but I’d like one where a detective or FBI agent purchases a used computer at a local junk shop & finds disturbing images on it—including a photograph of a well-known missing person, someone he personally knows. And she may still be alive.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Sep 18

#MSWL Far-future YA. Humanity's population is decimated. People separated by vast distances. They know of our glorious past & technological marvels, but can't replicate it. Then a beacon floods the sky in the distance, & 4 teens from different villages are sent to investigate...

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Sep 17

#MSWL Utopian YA novel with a dark, dangerous undertone.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Sep 13

I’d love to see someone take a modern/contemporary well-loved/well-known story and flip it on its head to a historical. A flipped retelling if you will. Bonus points for some magical realism. #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Sep 12

I might die if someone sent me something as voicey as ODD THOMAS, with all of its other attributes as well. #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Sep 12

#MSWL I’m drawn to high-concept commercial fiction with a literary flair! I also love a funny MG voice. I want all the YA & MG (contemporary, sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal). Yes to spooky MG and coming age. Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, (Secular and Inspirational).

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Sep 3

#MSWL Give me a MG novel where a group of middle school friends (guys and girls) get sucked into a #Fortnite game! And ... go!

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Aug 25

#MSWL Romace please! Maybe akin to overboard but on the high seas and famous ports. Or maybe more serious. Open to a lot of interpretation! 👉Confessions of a superyacht stewardess @CNN cnn.it/2Pxz7CE👈

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Aug 24

#MSWL Looking for a rom-com “Marriage Pact,” where one of the “signers” calls in the pact when both turn 30 without marriages of their own. The other’s not interested, and the hijinks ensue. I want to feel like Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan could play the leads in the movie version!

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Aug 18

#MSWL I’d love a Romance featuring a female firefighter 👩‍🚒 AND I’d love a romance series featuring the young residents/new doctors and nurses of a hospital. Mix them up with each other, older doctors, nurses, police and first reponders. Give me settings: ER, surgery, etc.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Aug 18

I want a kitschy play on a future earth protected by Space Force. #mswl. I’m feeling it as a kind of Space Balls meets Star Wars but not as dumb as Idiocracy. Think clever. Wit. OR ... I could be ok with a serious plot too.