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I read a ton of mystery/thriller/suspense submissions as well as women's fiction & I find that I've become increasingly disappointed when the love interest pops in and it's not a LGBTQ character. Where are my LGBTQ characters? #MSWL
I don't get enough psychological suspense from POC and stories about POC. I'd also like to see more LGBTQ psychological suspense. Honestly, this goes for all genres I rep, but right now this is what I'm hungry for #MSWL
I'll be quite honest, I'm tired of the white, male, straight cop. It isn't that I won't read or consider, I'm just bored and I don't want to be bored. Give me the lesbian mother fighting for her child or the POC cop. Give me more women and give me something I haven't seen #MSWL
Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessicaWhile #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 would love to see more POC & LGBTQ characters starring in all of these areas. I want them living their best (or not best) lives, but I'm not as interested in coming out stories as such. #MSWL
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
Peter Senftleben @gr8thepeterI watched the new CBS show Instinct (based on a Patterson book) last night. Some of the dialogue could have been more natural, but I didn't realize that it's the first crime show with a gay lead character (and actor). I'm here for that.