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 · 20 Sep 2018

Good morning! In my continued search for more books set in Alaska & wilderness survival books I’m heading to the source. Alaska Writers here I come! #mswl #writersconference

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 12 Sep 2018

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.

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