Natascha Morris

@SoCalledYALife

Literary Agent at BookEnds, representing YA, MG, PB, and Illustrators. Literary Mentor at Media Mentors. Query me at QueryMe.Online/1067

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Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 1d

As always, beautiful writing and strong voice. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 1d

Contemporary fiction is something I am always looking for. But hooky contemporary fiction. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 1d

With MG Narrative Non-fiction, I am looking for biographies. Tell me the true story of someone whose story needs to be told. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 1d

The graphic novels is so hard. I had one I loved but I had to pass on because it wasn't ready, but I am looking for authentic dialogue and a story that feels original and different. Fantasy is where I lean towards on these, but open to see anything. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 1d

For Romance, give me sweeping passion, epic loves, chemistry that makes me giddy. Favorite romances are #Klaroline, ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS, THE WINNER'S CURSE, etc. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 1d

For YA fantasy, I am hear queens/assassins/con artist are a harder sell, so give fantasy that is new and different. Like I wanted THE 100 in fantasy. Or the Cold War in fantasy. Rethink the genre. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 1d

For YA and MG Historical Fiction, voice is key. World building is key. I am less interested in post 1950s historical , unless it is a history I don't know. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 1d

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife

Since I am feeling sleep deprived, let's do a #MSWL thread

So my list priorities are as follows:

-YA/MG Historical Fiction
-YA Fantasy
- YA Romance
-YA and MG Graphic Novels
-MG Narrative Non-fiction
-YA and MG Contemporary Fiction

#MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 1d

I want a fantasy that feels like THE 100. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 2d

Legit i want this romance in an #MSWL. But with a different ending. Because I am still not over that youtu.be/UbVtfppdMa0

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Aug 8

Lindsey Hall @LindseyHall17

#MSWL fantasy w/ a translator protag. There's so much power in language-- how they translate for a ruler effects a whole kingdom, eg. I want to see the nuances & consequences of deciding how & what to translate, word play between languages, times when translation falls short

Something I want to add to my #MSWL is that I find the rules of being a translator, especially for a deaf person, to be interesting. It would be interesting to see an MG about a child who has to speak for their parent (whether deaf or non-English speaking) and to see what happens

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jul 30

Basically, I want beautifully written books that have super commercial hooks to them. #MSWL

And with this last tweet, I open the queries and go get lunch.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jul 30

Give me more historical fiction. Hidden histories! Some of my favorite of late have been @RutaSepetys's books and WOLF HOLLOW. #MSWL