Jessica Faust

@BookEndsJessica

President & founder of BookEnds Literary Agency, author advocate, optimist, & professional pain in the ass. Runs on coffee, wine, & laughter. She/Her

New Jersey

BookEnds Literary Agency

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 11 Sep 2018

Brent Dragoo @Brent_Dragoo

@BookEndsJessica What kinds of crime stories interest you?

Replying to @Brent_Dragoo

I'm most interested in mysteries/thrillers/suspense/domestic suspense/thrillers-- anything with a female protagonist. I'm not usually a fan of the spy thriller or international thriller, although I would love more international suspense/mystery. #askagent #MSWL

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 7 Sep 2018

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica

This is such an industry term though & I'm aware that those new to publishing, author or otherwise, don't always have a grasp of what is meant by that, or how big a hook really needs to be. #amwriting

A hook hooks the reader, sometimes it's a way to distinguish the cover, sometimes it just grabs readers. A family quarantined for seven days together is a great hook SEVEN DAYS OF US. A husband who sells a house while his wife is away is great--OUR HOUSE #MSWL

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 7 Sep 2018

I'm a sucker for hooks & high-concept book. I read a lot & it's easier to get my attention if there's something in your book that I can quickly latch on to. You know, something that "hooks" me. #MSWL

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 6 Sep 2018

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_…

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 2 Sep 2018

I want THE ONE THING, THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK & START WITH WHY, but written by POC & women. #mswl

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 29 Aug 2018

Replying to @McgeheeJess

I am looking for upmarket or literary speculative fiction like STATION ELEVEN, but I'm not right for straight fantasy or SFF. #MSWL So yes, I might be right for this, but I would only know if I read the query.

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 29 Aug 2018

As you know I've been on the hunt for more #ownvoices and #diversebooks in nonfiction & fiction in mystery, suspense, thriller, upmarket & literary, & women's fiction. #MSWL

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 29 Aug 2018

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 @BookEndsJessica · 29 Aug 2018

I'd also like to see fun, sweary, powerful, in your face self-help nonfiction--like YOU ARE A BADASS or THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F**CK, but I'd like them to be written by women. #MSWL

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 29 Aug 2018

Give me GONE GIRL (for lack of a better comp) with POC, give me OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES with POC, give me the LGBTQ version of BIG LITTLE LIES, give me NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA, give me CRAZY RICH ASIANS #MSWL

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 29 Aug 2018

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.

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 27 Aug 2018

I read a book where a female cop wakes up next to her partner. I was so disappointed when her partner was male. Give me the mystery/suspense with the lesbian cop living her life. #MSWL

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 25 Aug 2018

At @bookendslit we respond to every single query. If you haven’t heard check your spam or requery. #quertip