Ali Herring

Literary Agent

Spencerhill Associates

Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

TBH, I was just thinking about A DOG's PURPOSE, and then I was all like, "oh yeah but make it YA, and smoochie, and like darkly romantic, and not about dogs, but people, and maybe the world has magic already ..." So, that's my brain.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

#MSWL I think it'd be really cool to get a YA fantasy (probs with a heavy romance subplot) with reincarnation as the crux upon which the pendulum swings. Doesn't have to be set on a realistic earth. Could be a fantasy world to make the world building deeper. Either way.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

#MSWL β€œClean” (for lack of a better term) contemporary YA romance with all the yummy feels.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

#MSWL When I reopen in Jan 2021, I will be looking to grow my list of CATEGORY Christian & Secular romance authors for the Harlequin lines: Love Inspired, LI Suspense, Heartwarming, Intrigue & Medical, Read here SPECIFIC guidelines like word count, etc: harlequin.submittable.com/submit

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

Would love a YA where a Korean teenager sees her life as a mirror to her favorite Korean soap opera. Grew up watching these with my best friend, and think it could be unique set up. High humor, some romance, a whole lotta' drama, & strong plot. #MSWL

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

#MSWL Contemporary inspirational and/or sweet romance (think Hallmark). Category Romance as well as longer length. Shorter word count to fit Love Inspired, Love Inspired Suspense. If writing with these or Hallmark lines in mind, look at their submission guidelines for reference.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

I’d love a romance where the hero is this really dynamic physical person, strong, capable, a true man’s man, but juxtaposed by this very deeply feeling, beautiful gentle sensuous authentic person inside. A man man’s who leads with his heart. #MSWL

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

Would it be impossible to write a book about a teen who somehow exists in two different time periods at the same time? Like her lives actually overlap in some way. She thinks it’s only her but a guy in town experiences the same and they realize it & their past connection #R #MSWL

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

#AntiMSWL & #MSWL I prefer contemporary over historical romance unless the historical has some REALLY nifty hook, though I dig fantasy in a feudal setting. I don’t rep picture books and rarely chapter books, but I’m all about middle grade (with upper MG my sweet spot!)

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

Yo, someone send me some tropey category romance with a series in mind. I want cowboys and cowgirls and ranches and small towns. I’ll also take some medical drama. Please and thank you #MSWL

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

#MSWL I want a MS that includes a romance, framed around an antihero like Damon from the Vampire Diaries (doesn’t have to be straight romance & I’m not necessarily looking for a vampire). Wounded, bad to the bone (but good too, redeemable), infuriatingly compelling. Give me.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

#MSWL alt-reality dark ages YA #F w/kick-butt female protag knight wielding sword & magical powers, but prefers sword. Equally bad-a male seeming antag who end up fighting the same force, one darker than any one imagines. Dark tumultuous rough raw setting & full-tension romance.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

#MSWL would love a Christmas romance filled with magic realism. Give me Santa, hidden secrets, wishes coming true, North Pole, lots of snow, whatever it is, let me feel the magic!

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips
Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

#MSWL I’m drawn to high-concept commercial fiction with a literary flair! I also love a funny MG voice. I want all the YA & MG (contemporary, sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal). Yes to spooky MG and coming age. Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, (Secular and Inspirational).

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

#MSWL Romace please! Maybe akin to overboard but on the high seas and famous ports. Or maybe more serious. Open to a lot of interpretation! πŸ‘‰Confessions of a superyacht stewardess @CNN cnn.it/2Pxz7CEπŸ‘ˆ

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

#MSWL I’d love a Romance featuring a female firefighter πŸ‘©β€πŸš’ AND I’d love a romance series featuring the young residents/new doctors and nurses of a hospital. Mix them up with each other, older doctors, nurses, police and first reponders. Give me settings: ER, surgery, etc.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

Just went tubing with my family for an end-of-summer blowout in Alpine Helen & now I want a romance (with a series in mind) of adventure outfitters employees finding β™₯️: raft, canoe, kayak, whitewater, fishing, horses. Set in tourist town. Montana, Maine? I don’t know! #MSWL

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

#MSWL romance set on an island. 🌴 πŸ₯₯ 🌴 πŸ₯₯ 🌴 πŸ₯₯ 🌴 πŸ₯₯ 🌴

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

I'm in the market for some fun, tropey romance. #MSWL