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Lunchtime at @bookendslit finds @jamerrson & I discussing #MSWL ideas and some plot hooks we would both love to see. Plane crashes & bucket lists lead the chat as well lost in the wilderness stories. For me, these are almost always for an adult audience.
I will not be able to spend a lot of time in #PitMad, but I am open to queries and hungry. #MSWL: mystery, suspense, thriller, women's fiction, upmarket & literary adult fiction. Query me here: querymanager.com/query/Jessica_…
While #ownvoices and #diversebooks have caught on in YA, I'm still struggling to see it in adult and, frankly, that's what I want more of. #MSWL My target genres right now are: literary & upmarket fiction, mystery, suspense, thriller, & women's fiction.
I'll let the agents @bookendslit pipe in, but for me, I want to see transgender & nonbinary protagonists & characters in adult fiction who are just people, living their normal lives & that it's not about being LGBTQ or other because they are just being. #MSWL
Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessicaIt's pretty quiet today at @bookendslit (okay it's dead), so I think today would be good for some #MSWL In this #thread and throughout the day.
Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessicaSo as you are waiting for the likes I suggest you also send out some queries. Make use of the time you are already online and hit agents directly. #querytip
Since I'm stuck on the phone with the bank I'll check out #dvpit, but don't forget that I'm actively seeking #ownvoices in adult--thriller, women's fiction, suspense, upmarket & literary. #MSWL query me in case I miss your pitch.
I had no intention of attending #pitmad until @iamnicoleclarke pointed out that's where we found each other. So here I am, looking at #A, #OWN, #WF, #T, #S, #DV If I miss you hit me up with a query #MSWL
Kristin Kisska @KKMHOO#bookendschat What is the current subbing appetite for contemp domestic thriller/suspense? Thanks!