Historical is hard in YA and Adult but ohhhh, I love it so. Tell me a great story of under-studied women, events, and areas of history. Give me spies and queens, codebreakers and slice of life, THE ALICE NETWORK and OUTRUN THE MOON. #mswl
I’m focusing a lot in Adult as well—women’s fiction, fantasy, and historical. With WF I want to see upmarket book club fiction (ELEANOR OLIPHANT) and romcoms (MEET CUTE). I want lyrical, historically-inspired fantasy (EMPIRE OF SAND, Juliet Marillier, anything witches). #mswl
Laura Crockett @LECrockettVery specific: A, YA, or MG about a painter (or apprentice to, or child of) during the 1666 London Fire. Straight HF or hist fantasy #mswl
Currently listening to THE WEIGHT OF INK, which is about a female Jewish scribe in 1660s London. Talk about specific!
Send send send! 1660s England is FULL of amazing stories just waiting to be told. #mswl
I'm seeking more contemporary and historical lately––with accessible voices, character-driven plot, heart, humor, family/friendship/sibling relationships at the center. #mswl scribblesandwanderlust.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/msw…
🐝elle 🐱gato 🐱bees🐝 @ellle_emYou know what I'd like to see more of in genre fiction?
Pre-established romantic relationships.
The story isn't about "finding love" but about people who are already IN LOVE, who already worked through the shaky beginnings, who are comfortable & stable w/each other
An EXCELLENT thread! #mswl for adult fantasy and hist fic
Laura Crockett ☕️ @LECrockettIn YA contemp: serious, dark but hopeful, speaks to the depths of human emotion and mentality. Forman, Rowell, Lord, Yoon as examples #mswl
In YA: histfic is tough, but alt hist/hist fantasy, set during momentous times in history, capture my attention! Think AND I DARKEN #mswl
Laura Crockett ☕️ @LECrockettFierce, independent women in history, like BOMB GIRLS, MISS FISHER'S, BLETCHLEY CIRCLE. Send those BA ladies my way! #mswl