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Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini · 18 Oct 2016
#mswl keywords I'm drawn to lately: rural, hook, secrets, noir, saga, haunt, run, hunt, claustrophobia, tradition, weird, irreverent.
#mswl a story driven YA historical
Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini · 22 Sep 2016
#MSWL I'm also actively looking for more adult SF/F!!!!
Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini · 20 Sep 2016
Also #MSWL gotta love some classic, fun middle grade adventure. The only thing I would read as a wee one. #WhereTheRedFernGrowsRuinsLives
Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini · 19 Sep 2016
#MSWL Adult - un-put-down-able literary suspense/thrillers with unique voice and hook! Think Tana French, Megan Abbott, Sarah Waters, etc..
#MSWL whimsical, magical, fantastical, adventurous #MiddleGrade. OPHELIA AND THE MARVELOUS BOY, GREENGLASS HOUSE, THE WITCH'S BOY, and on...
#MSWL in YA or Adult -> original ghost stories, eerie near-contemporary settings, long buried secrets, high concept coming of age.
It's my first day at @IGLAbooks so here's some #MSWL action 'cause I'm feeling inspired... historical / near-historical speculative fiction.
Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini · 20 Jul 2016
#MSWL give me STRANGER THINGS in novel form. Now. Yesterday. Always.
Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini · 30 Jun 2016
remember that even if I don't #MSWL, doesn't mean I don't want it! Most of the books I rep weren't on a wish list! They were just awesome!
#MSWL commercial MG for the reader who isn't into sophisticated literary MG, but isn't interested in chapter books with younger protags.
Strongly plotted MG and YA with humor and irreverence like FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF or THE FOURTH STALL or VERONICA MARS
#MSWL novels w/ mysteries tangled up in past generations like THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR, IN THE WOODS and SECRET CIRCLE
#MSWL atmospheric novels in MG, YA and Adult that offer a strong sense of place and time whether historical, contemporary or fantasy!
#MSWL with engaged families who are not dealing with addiction, loss, or abuse OR - if they are - are not ONLY defined by their suffering.
#MSWL Creepy, Gothic, Suspenseful Horror over gruesome bloody slasher horror (always).
#MSWL YA dark weird maybe-magic (actually I am a sucker for maybe-magic in any genre) that's a bit creepy like ENGINES OF THE BROKEN WORLD
#MSWL YA characters who can't or don't wish to go to college!
#MSWL Diverse fiction that remains dedicated to the story and to its characters more so than any message or lesson.
#MSWL any Middle Grade that might possibly remind of Karen Foxlee's OPHELIA AND THE MARVELOUS BOY