Literary Agent at Irene Goodman. Books. Cats. Naps. She/Her.
Lauren Owsley @Owsley_LaurenAre any of my YA role models working on a book about the dangers of suburban white boys being recruited for extremist ideals over video games and Reddit? Because there need to be A LOT of books about it. @LitAgentMarini @halseanderson @JasonReynolds83 @angiecthomas @AcevedoWrites
#MSWL y'all 👇👇👇
Derek Milman @DerekMilmanMy 6 year old niece just got in a lot of trouble for some sort of Breaking Bad—Kindergarten—Black Market—lunch money scheme and I need to find out the details so I can write the world’s edgiest chapter book.
#MSWL horror please! Think the creepy, shadowy, social horrors. Fav's include THE WINTER PEOPLE or THE LONEY or ROSEMARY'S BABY or THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE or A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS and lots of Mr. King, of course. But not so much the slasher fic kind.
#MSWL I always fall for the "best friends should be dating" trope but lately I'd also love a bff pair who love and admire one another's beautiful selves but also do not want to bang. Think Jack & Liz or Harry & Hermione or John Kimble & Phoebe O'Hara (Kindergarten Cop, y'all).
And, as always, #MSWL utterly gripping literary or upmarket commercial adult fiction - be in speculative or historical or contemporary - with strong stories rooted in secrets.
Preeti Chhibber @runwithskizzersThere's *so* much history we can take advantage of for YA. Victims of colonization going after the British Empire??? Like, subvert the colonial English genre! Imagine The Little Princess or The Jungle Book but instead of quaint British stories, they're tales of anger & revenge!!
#MSWL these !!!!!
I have a lot of feelings about using need as a metric by which to judge works of art, particularly those that represent marginalized voices. So if you're concerned that teens may no longer "need" your marginalized rep. YA, no worries. That's still on my #MSWL