Natascha Morris

@SoCalledYALife

Literary Agent at BookEnds, representing kidlit. Literary Mentor at Media Mentors. Query me at QueryMe.Online/1067 Closed to YA Scifi and MG Scifi.

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Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 6

Q10: Rhyming Picture Books are a hard sell and so I am incredibly picky. Pass. #tenqueries

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 6

Q9: Tagging this to read later since i like the voice, but I want to see how the sample goes. It's a maybe on a Contemporary YA #tenqueries

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 6

Q8: This one doesn't have the atmosphere I am looking for. I know that is a weird reason to pass but form my #MSWL I am allowed to be picky. :) #tenqueries

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 6

Q7: Well this looks promising. I'm a little worried about character motivations but I am intrigued enough to read on. Request #tenqueries

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 6

Q6: This could be interesting, but I don't think I am the right agent for this project. YA Fantasy pass #tenqueries

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 6

Q5: Don't like the writing. Pass on YA Fantasy #tenqueries

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 6

Q4: Eh. Not feeling this and I am being picky on fantasy so this will be a pass. #tenqueries

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 6

Q3: Writing is not where I need it to be. YA Fantasy Pass. #tenqueries

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 6

Q2: I am tired of seeing the trope "human thinks they are normal but turns out there are not and then they team up with others like them". It has a problematic starting point and until I see something fresh about this, it's a pass #tenqueries

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 6

Q1: Interesting premise, and the mechanical writing is solid. But the author doesn't allow the character to react to the actions of the plot. YA Fantasy Pass #tenqueries

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jan 20

Q10: YA Fantasy. Not convinced vampires are ready for a comeback yet. And the writing didn't have that fantasy feeling that I need in my fantasies. Pass. #tenqueries

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jan 20

Q9: YA Fantasy. The query looked intriguing and like it might address a #MSWL list of mine, but then the writing falls into the dreaded telling and therefor glosses over the character development. Sad. Pass. #tenqueries

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jan 20

Q8: MG. A MG voice is so hard to capture. Not sure about the plot though. I see problems ahead if this is not handled right. Will request along with a synopsis. #tenqueries

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jan 20

Q7: YA Fantasy. Writing is good, but I don't see a market for this story. I'm going to pass, but ask if they have other manuscripts ready to query. #tenqueries

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jan 20

Q6: YA Magical Realism. I have reservations about this one, but the writing is good. Let's see what happens. Request. #tenqueries

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jan 20

Q5: YA Historical. A referral and the title alone made me pause. Started reading and I am just not feeling the story the way I had hoped to. Pass. #tenqueries

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jan 20

Q4: NF. I'm marking for @jamerrson to look at. I like the subject matter, but on the fence and need a second opinion. So holding pattern for now. #tenqueries

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jan 20

Q3: YA Fantasy. The query was good, but the writing is actually not as strong. The word choices are weird. Read on a but further and I think the novel starts in the wrong spot. Since it wasn't the strongest sample, I am going to pass. #tenqueries

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jan 20

Q2: YA Fantasy. The prologue is what made me originally pause on this but after looking again, I think this might be better geared towards adults. Pass. #tenqueries

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jan 20

Q1: YA Fantasy. Much better than the last ms I saw from this author. Writing is good, but still needs to improve to give more heft to the characters. A pass for now. #tenqueries