Chris Hernandez

@ChrisCanWrite

Associate editor at @HarperChildrens & @HarperTeen . I spend most of my day editing children's books, but then I go home to try to write them.

New York

HarperCollins

Chris Hernandez @ChrisCanWrite · 4w

Gargoyles released 23 years ago! Did you watch this? https://t.co/fZS6eNXuw6

GARGOYLES was 1 of the influential cartoons of my childhood. I loved the mix of myth, magic, & science. Send me thiโ€ฆ https://t.co/8NJsxr76l9

Chris Hernandez @ChrisCanWrite · Feb 8

Surprised by how little submissions I get from agents w/ Latinx authors/main characters. You've got a guy on the inside, let me help ๐Ÿ˜ #mswl

Chris Hernandez @ChrisCanWrite · Feb 8

My 1st #mswl tweet of the day. Book that fits this description: โ€œShe was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, #ShePersisted .โ€

Chris Hernandez @ChrisCanWrite · Sep 13 2016

12 Magically Wonderful Roald Dahl Quotes As Motivational Posters https://t.co/Za63oO35Tb https://t.co/k2BS3Bqk4T

This great list reminds me that I will always be on the lookout for an author like Dahl. #mswl https://t.co/5HeyblKJD6

Chris Hernandez @ChrisCanWrite · Sep 13 2016

I would LOVE a YA about the roots of Hip Hop / NYC in the 70s / graffiti culture, a la The Get Down. #MSWL

Yes please. #mswl https://t.co/mLTTvYHiTb

Chris Hernandez @ChrisCanWrite · Aug 3 2016

I think the full run of Gravity Falls might be the greatest middle grade fantasy I've ever experienced in any medium.

Absolutely loved the show. Sad it's over, but interested to see if I'll find something to take its place. #mswl https://t.co/ZvQDHiA43D

Chris Hernandez @ChrisCanWrite · Jun 30 2016

Funny picture books in general--even better if there are nods to parents--like books by Mac Barnett, Jory John, Peter Brown & the like #mswl

Chris Hernandez @ChrisCanWrite · Jun 30 2016

Perhaps a bit too much enthusiasm in my last tweet. You might not know it, but I'm interested in picture books too #mswl

Chris Hernandez @ChrisCanWrite · Jun 30 2016

Hilariously dark picture books by author-illustrators (ex. Jon Klassen's Hat series or Lucy Ruth Cummins' A Hungry Lion) #mswl

Thiiiiiiisssss!! For reals. #mswl https://t.co/I4aJsu6DB1

Chris Hernandez @ChrisCanWrite · Jun 30 2016

Graphic nonfiction for young readers, like @01FirstSecond 's SCIENCE COMICS line. MG graphic memoir! #MSWL x 2

. @jenlinnan Would love to see this too! #mswl

Chris Hernandez @ChrisCanWrite · Jun 30 2016

Would love to find a MG adventure similar to WILDWOOD. I grew up near a wood -- and magic happens there, my friends. #mswl

.@jltemperly I'd like to buy it! Love magical adventures taking place in our own backyards, like Spiderwick--another one of my faves. #mswl

Chris Hernandez @ChrisCanWrite · Jun 30 2016

Always liked stories about cloning. If you have an original take on this theme, send it along! MG or YA. #MSWL

MG/YA ORPHAN BLACK. One of my fave TV shows. Love the balance of the scifi, intrigue, & the family dynamics. #mswl https://t.co/XA6Dy0EwQT

Chris Hernandez @ChrisCanWrite · Jun 30 2016

HUMOR. If you're writing something funny - esp like wry, smart humor - I'd love to see it. PB, CB, MG, YA. #MSWL

Always! You make me laugh out loud and I'm going to do what it takes to buy your book. #mswl https://t.co/rGHPFCaQuY

Chris Hernandez @ChrisCanWrite · Jun 30 2016

YA magical realism with mystery and a dark side like Nova Ren Suma's THE WALLS AROUND US or Laura Ruby's BONE GAP. #MSWL

Chris Hernandez @ChrisCanWrite · Jun 30 2016

YA Master of None. Cleverly written about hard truths of what it's like to date as a teen but also some light @ the end of the tunnel #mswl

Chris Hernandez @ChrisCanWrite · Jun 30 2016

Middle grade versions of Fresh Off the Boat and Blackish. #mswl

Chris Hernandez @ChrisCanWrite · Jun 30 2016

Family stories from diverse perspectives like Williams-Garcia's One Crazy Summer or Lai's Listen, Slowly...diverse voices in general. #mswl

Chris Hernandez @ChrisCanWrite · Jun 30 2016

Creepy middle grade that's more about the emotion than the horror factor--like that you'd see from Neil Gaiman or Holly Black. #mswl

Chris Hernandez @ChrisCanWrite · Jun 30 2016

Or hilarious ones w/ a rad mix of female friends like LUMBERJANES ๐Ÿ˜ #mswl (4)