Senior Literary Agent at Writers House. Dual citizen of the Midwest & NYC. Here to talk books, theater, & tennis. Former Gossip Girl suspect.
Just told an editor that I am "looking for the NEVER HAVE I EVER of YA novels," and now I am telling you. If you can use the Netflix show as an honest comp to your work, I want to see it. #MSWL
Sarah Watson @SarahWatson42@RebeccAgent THAT'S AMAZING. I was in that Leno call for several minutes and totally confused before I realized I was in the wrong meeting. At least when it's a phone call you can just quietly hang up and pretend like it never happened.
you know if this was a rom com, this would have been my meet cute. And...if someone tries to write this as YA where a teen signs into the wrong school's distance learning on the first day and meets a boy, I need to agent it... wth... #mswl
In which my affection for Joel Gray only grows...
Playwrights, I am happy to read any Ghostlight YA, middle grade, or picture book manuscripts you write. #amagenting #mswl
Rebecca Sherman @RebeccAgentListen to those lyrics sung by and to a transwoman. The meaning is only elevated and deepened. They make more sense. They meet today. I haven't seen the show as a whole, but I can only imagine that casting people of color does the same.
These choices apply to writing just the same. I am interested in inclusion that is just this purposeful, layered, and (as James Cordon so perfectly says) "beautiful." I want to see a YA with this Seymour and Audrey. #MSWL
Jules Suzdaltsev @jules_suI spoke with the only student who is visibly not comfortable with the “salute”, he provided this statement. pic.twitter.com/HbNBc8xLOK
#mswl a YA novel about a boy like Jordan Blue.
And YA with a the high school Darlene Conner, all in black, surrounded by family who doesn't know what to do as she dies her hair in the sink. Not a capital D depression book, but a book about how things change when coming of age doesn't go smoothly. #mswl
Mark Kelly @ShuttleCDRKellyI used to have an identical twin brother. Then this happened.... amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/03/14…
Though I am not one for high fantasy or SF, I would raise my hand and say "me, me, me" for a YA set in the near future, back on earth that began with this sentence. #mswl
The Public Theater @PublicTheaterNYAnd while we're talking about Shakespeare/America/Revolutions, here is a fascinating story that happened right here on Astor Place! Check out this great @folgerlibrary piece about the #Macbeth Riot of 1849. (Sorry, no emojis) 😉👑. #BrushUpYourShakespeare
#mswl I have wanted a YA non-fiction or historical fiction about this event FOR YEARS.
Is it a YA novel that passes the Bechdel test? I'm into it. #mswl