#MSWL I’m most eager to find twisty, intelligent suspense, upmarket book club fiction, women’s fic that explores friendship and multi-generational ties, light magical realism, and historical fiction from a new perspective or setting. I want more diverse/underrepresented voices!
A good friend has a juicy, layered 1920s mystery MS and I realized how hard it is to find amazing prohibition-era mysteries that aren't lighthearted sleuthing or cozy mysteries. I'd love your recs (and as always this is a #MSWL !)
Child-in-danger thrillers. What's your stance?
They've never bothered me, and folks used to tell me, You'll get it when you're a mom... Um no, sorry, guess I'm missing that particular mom gene. Ha! I still like dark. #mswl #thrillers
I've received a wave of queries from incredibly talented LGBT authors lately, so it seems like a good time to send the reminder: I'm always looking for diverse voices of ALL varieties and cultures, in YA/Adult/MG. I want to know your unique story. #mswl #ownvoices
📚Updated #mswl for 2020 📚
2019 brought a lot of great YA to my inbox, and oh how I love it, but really looking for a lot more adult fiction in 2020.
Particularly hungry for suspense and women's fiction with a high concept hook
Great meetings with editors this week. Some #MSWL takeaways that really resonated with me: the "PTA-mom-finally-loses-her-sh*t"-style female thriller (YES love this!); and the "gentle horror," aka creepy and atmospheric but not too gory...
Amy Stapp @AmyStappNY1) Heard fellow Hoosier Buttigieg say something today that I completely relate to: “I didn’t realize how Midwestern I was until I left the Midwest.” First moving South at 18 And then I didn’t realize how very American I was til I saved every dollar I earned to go to Paris at 21.
2) It got me thinking about why I love travel stories or fish out of water stories or stories of cultures different from my own, particularly in the young adult space. Travel stretches you in ways you can’t anticipate. #MSWL But at heart, still a midwestern girl here in NYC 😉
I'd love a novel of the female code breakers of WWII. I've seen non-fic, but I haven't yet found it in upmarket #WomensFiction and I can't help but devour new WWII stories--I'm automatically picking up that book 📚 #MSWL #historical
I can't wait to meet the talented Southern writers at #MoonlightandMagnolias #MMConference19 this weekend in ATL, my old stomping grounds. I'll be looking for mystery, historical, women's fic, and of course a lil romance! I love a determined character full of grit & grace #MSWL
#MSWL Transitioning from high school to early college years with a lot of girl friendships, awkwardness, and tons of humor. I want to feel like I'm reading a YA Pitch Perfect with Anna Kendrick's voice in my head.
#MSWL I’m very interested in projects from active duty military, veterans, and their family members. I want to hear your unique story! My brother suffers PTSD from his tour in Afghanistan and I have a soft spot for this underrepresented group of brave men and women.