Amanda Jain

@wensday95

Literary Agent @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryMe.Online/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always the books.

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Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 2d

Nonfiction: books about food (always!), travel, history, art, and culture. I love to see projects that show the intersections of these topics. For instance, I'd love to see one on food deserts in America and how they disproportionately affect minority communities. #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 2d

Fantasy & Sci-Fi: I gravitate towards fantasy that's very much grounded in the real world, and SF that's light on the sci, heavy on the fi. Give me characters I can't let go of with rich world building and a runaway plot. #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 2d

Mystery: historical--again, especially diverse historical--cozies, and mysteries with so much atmosphere you can practically wring it out of the pages. If your setting is integral to your story, I want to see it! #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 2d

Thrillers: I'm still open to domestic thrillers and psychological suspense, but I'd love to see some that don't feature a somehow "damaged" woman as the protagonist. Where are my ordinary women? #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 2d

Time for some #mswl tweets! Here's a peek at what I'd love to see in my query inbox. Romance: historical--especially diverse historical--rom suspense, and contemp romcom. As a general rule, I'm far more likely to fall for a story that makes me laugh than one that makes me cry.

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Oct 26

Time for October's visual #mswl! Here's a peek at my TBR list, all great examples of the types of projects I'd love to see in my inbox.

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Oct 26

A reminder that Julia Child was an intelligence officer for the CIA during WWII. Oh, hey, also a reminder that I would very much like a novel about this. #mswl

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Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Oct 25

I know I won't see all the #PitDark pitches, so if you have a gritty, dark story set in Victorian London--maybe with a detective, maybe with some magic--and I miss it, send me a query! #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Oct 24

Someone write a book for me about Dorcas Reilly, please and thank you. #mswl

Dorcas Reilly, inventor of the green bean casserole, a Thanksgiving favorite, has died at 92 washingtonpost.com/nation/2018/10…

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Oct 17

Someone who shall remain nameless (ahem @heroinebook) sent me down the Wikipedia rabbit hole yesterday, where I stumbled across Belle Gunness. Someone needs to write a book about her, and I am here for it when you do. #mswl

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Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Oct 16

It finally feels like Fall here, and it makes me want a story with a bite in the air. Give me wind and rain and secrets and mysteries, maybe a hulking castle or lonely croft on the moor. Something you can practically squeeze the atmosphere out of. #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Oct 16

Whatever the literary equivalent is of the show Lords and Ladles, I want it. #mswl

netflix.com/title/80232420

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Oct 9

#MSWL for nonfiction projects about books and authors as well! Caroline Fraser's PRAIRIE FIRES, Anne Boyd Rioux's MEG, JO, BETH, AMY, John Matteson's EDEN'S OUTCASTS, and Deborah Lutz's THE BRONTE CABINET are all great examples of the types of projects I'd love to see.

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Oct 9

Special #MSWL call for books about books and our favorite characters. I'd love to see fiction projects like Sarah Miller's CAROLINE or Sarah McCoy's MARILLA OF GREEN GABLES. I'd especially love to see books that re-imagine the classics like Lisa Gabriele's THE WINTERS.

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Sep 21

I would love to see some thriller / psych suspense / domestic suspense projects that DON'T feature a damaged / alcoholic / unreliable female narrator. Where's my ordinary woman who happens to get swept up in something extraordinary? #mswl