#MSWL Would really love to see a thriller where the person being pursued is just as ruthless as the pursuant. A real "oh you messed with the wrong woman." Has been trained in combat, is a recreational fighter, HOME ALONE style traps—give me all of it. In both YA and adult.
#MSWL update! I'm now accepting thrillers in adult fiction (as well as in YA, which has always been the case). I am NOT looking for anything law-enforcement focused, including FBI/CIA. I am looking for the story to contribute to a larger sociopolitical conversation.
YA: the MC needs to have a strange interest that teaches me something new. I don't do super heavy (sexual assault, addiction, abuse, suicide), and I like to laugh. Not a good fit for sad w/o humor. Quirky voice gets me every time. I love female friendship/empowerment and spooks.
RealLifeANGEL🦋✊🏾 @aangelsimmsMade some butterfly braids ☺️🦋 pic.twitter.com/Akg2s3EKcp
So. Stunning. Please send all the PB, MG, and YA books about the art of hair, makeup, and fashion created by Black folks my way. #MSWL
Lauren Spieller 📖 @laurenspiellerOKAY TWITTER. What's the new YA genre trend going to be? Let's decide now so we can all start drafting our dystopian-vampire-werewolf-super hero-space novellas and get 2020 off to a banging start.
I know mythology tends to skew MG, but I’d LOVE to see more global mythology and folklore—especially in genres outside of action/adventure. I know y’all have some spooky folklore ripe for horror. And rom coms with minor deities? Guided journies through loss? Yes. All of it. #MSWL
All right, y'all ready for my #MSWL Day collection of oddities? Cause it's coming at ya (all #YA and #MG):
- Recreational fighting, both combat and noncombat (MMA, kick/boxing, karate, fencing, weapon work, etc.)
- Girl gamers
There’s no one right way to go through the stages of grief, and if we spent more time normalizing, say, taking a year and a half to get through anger (🙋🏻♀️), we’d feel less like people “fucked us up” and more like we’re having a universally human experience. So, yeah, #YA #MSWL.
Suzanne F. Boswell @sf_boswellLast night, Simone Biles successfully performed a triple double, and the entire world is (correctly) freaking out.
For those interested in the background, here is a short thread explaining *why* the triple double is so difficult. pic.twitter.com/R4UC2jAlnm
#MSWL would love a YA about the gymnastics world that contains this level of reader-friendly information and explanation.
Eric Smith @ericsmithrocksI keep thinking about how badly I want to read more smart, unnerving YA horror.
I don't want gore. I want a story that makes me ask questions that I don't want an answer to. #MSWL
#BookExpo session on the future of publishing has me thinking about the importance of representing the people where you live. So on that note: #YA #MSWL featuring Hmong characters and info on the Secret War and ensuing refugee movement. Plus if it’s in the Twin Cities!
Sneak peak of my Research of Writing in YA/MG Fiction webinar. (When I say I’m looking for manuscripts that’ll teach me stuff, I’m on this level #MSWL)
Happening on Thursday night! Join me: dakotas.scbwi.org/events/using-r…