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 · Mar 27

#MSWL call for diverse mysteries like Kellye Garrett's Detective by Day, Tina Kashian's Kebab Kitchen, and Vivien Chien's Noodle Shop Mystery series.

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Mar 21

#MSWL Madness continues over on the BookEnds blog, and my post is up today! Go take a peek to get an idea of what I'm currently looking for. #amwriting #amquerying

bookendsliterary.com/2018/03/21/ama…

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Mar 6

Another #mswl for you that I'll keep retweeting until the end of time. If you write the kind of travel / history books like Tony Horwitz's BLUE LATITUDES and A VOYAGE LONG AND STRANGE, or Rinker Buck's THE OREGON TRAIL, I wanna see it!

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Mar 5

There are hints of springtime in the air, so I'd love to see some outdoorsy romance or women's fiction. Give me competing archaeologists, park rangers, adventure guides, farmer's market rivals, anything! #mswl #mswlmadness

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Mar 2

After a convo on Twitter last week with an author, I keep thinking of a book that's a mashup of the movies Bad Moms and Shaun of the Dead. Does one exist that someone could rec? If not, #mswl. #mswlmadness

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Feb 26

I would love to see a super atmospheric Southern Gothic novel in my inbox! #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Feb 26

Contemporary or historical romance with a hint (or more) of magic. #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Feb 23

I'd also really love to find a contemporary mystery where the setting is an equally important component of the story. Think Jane Harper's THE DRY. #mswl #amwriting #amquerying

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Feb 23

Southern Foodways @potlikker

How women drove the Civil Rights Movement - one carrot soufflé and one shrimp salad at a time... twitter.com/potlikker/stat…

Further to my earlier #mswl posts, the Gravy podcast is one of my very, very favorites. If you're writing a narrative nonfiction book in this vein, I'd love to see it. #amwriting #amquerying

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Feb 16

Last, but not least, the book of my heart, the one I keep searching for. If you have a GONE GIRL take on Jane Austen's world, WHERE IS IT and why don't I have it yet??

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Feb 16

If you write books with a hint of magic or otherworldliness, I wanna see them! Books like THE COTTINGLEY SECRET, THE ESSEX SERPENT, or A SECRET HISTORY OF WITCHES.

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Feb 16

In narrative nonfiction, I'd love to see more food-centered books, especially those exploring forgotten aspects of our food history or that look at the intersections of race, feminism, and food. Think THE COOKING GENE or WHAT SHE ATE.

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Feb 16

I'm also still looking for that super quirky, modern take on the traditional English village murder mystery.

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Feb 16

In mystery, again, I love historicals! Especially those with strong women who kick ass and take names. Think Deanna Raybourn and Sherry Thomas.

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Feb 16

In contemporary romance, I am much more likely to fall in love with a book that makes me laugh vs one that makes me cry. I'm not a huge fan of billionaires or motorcycle clubs, so those are probably best sent to other agents who love them.