Kaitlyn Johnson

@RedPenKaitlyn

Literary Agent @belcastr Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryMe.Online/KaitlynJohnson

Orlando, FL

Belcastro Agency

Kaitlyn Johnson @RedPenKaitlyn · May 5

Still dying to represent my first graphic novel.

Writers, gimme all the lovelies ❤️ #mswl #querytip #amquerying #amagenting

Kaitlyn Johnson @RedPenKaitlyn · May 3

Kaitlyn Johnson @RedPenKaitlyn

Watching videos about "behind the scenes" staff from famous movies (nightmare before Xmas; Pirates) and realizing how many women really created them: from script to costume to models/graphics

Would love a historical or contemporary focusing on highlighting their roles! #mswl

Example: scriptwriter of Nightmare before Xmas was dating man who was Jack's singing voice. Showed him script, he hated it, she gave to studio anyway, they loved it.

Would love to see a WF of a woman w/perseverance and finding success despite that sort of obstacle #mswl

Kaitlyn Johnson @RedPenKaitlyn · May 3

Watching videos about "behind the scenes" staff from famous movies (nightmare before Xmas; Pirates) and realizing how many women really created them: from script to costume to models/graphics

Would love a historical or contemporary focusing on highlighting their roles! #mswl

Kaitlyn Johnson @RedPenKaitlyn · Apr 22

#mswl I'd love to see a Romeo/Juliet retelling outside the US/Europe. Rival tech/business mogul families? Something Filipino with rich worldbuilding? Count me in.

Kaitlyn Johnson @RedPenKaitlyn · Apr 15

#mswl I would love a graphic novel concept that's kids starting friendships through windows across the street or next door because of social isolating! Things one does to make the other happy and so on =]

Kaitlyn Johnson @RedPenKaitlyn · Mar 30

#mswl YA fantasy or contemporary where it's focused on the apprentice to the tiger handler (yes, this is a #TigerKing inspiration) or someone who escaped a tiger cult lol

Kaitlyn Johnson @RedPenKaitlyn · Mar 30

I think I'd also love a MG GN where it focuses on divorce/grief and how kids cope or lean on one another/pets/neighbors/hobbies to find a way forward. Bittersweet but meaningful #querytip #amagenting

Kaitlyn Johnson @RedPenKaitlyn · Mar 30

Lastly, until I think of more, definitely send me MG STEM-infused plots and POC characters and boys who are allowed to feel/girls who are smart and capable and sassy. Truly looking for tons of GN in the MG sphere #amagenting #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson @RedPenKaitlyn · Mar 30

I'd love rom com LGBT in GN form. Cute meets and fun debacles and rich angst/drama! #amagenting #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson @RedPenKaitlyn · Mar 30

would also LOVE dark GN with creatures from lesser known legends/cultures

on that note, give me historical GN! Give me time periods in new places with new people and their part in that event. I'd love POC and how they affected certain wars/spy networks/etc. #amagenting #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson @RedPenKaitlyn · Mar 30

This can all be for MG, YA, and Adult btw.

I'd love a spec fic with modern witches (small spells, hanging herbs, cats and comfy seats to read the grimoire). Think Sabrina bet less superpower and more everyday crystals, brews, etc. #querytip #amagenting

Kaitlyn Johnson @RedPenKaitlyn · Mar 30

Also hungry for contemporary with LGBT, mental health, and disability rep. Not necessarily issue book plots for GN, but characters in their lives (I'd LOVE Fantasy with disability rep!) #amagenting #querytip