Natascha Morris

@SoCalledYALife

Literary Agent at BookEnds, representing kidlit. Literary Mentor at Media Mentors. Query me at QueryMe.Online/1067 Closed to YA Scifi and MG Scifi.

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Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Feb 7

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife

(Last tweet didn't make sense cause lack of food) BUT What I meant to say was we don't live removed from our actions. We are interconnected. So what does that mean for the next generation? How do they grapple with their history? How do they move society forward?

History is doomed to repeat itself if we don't learn from our actions. And even when we do, as a whole, how do we as a society correct the course? I'm not sure what a YA would look like that deals with these issues and themes, but I'd love to see it. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Feb 7

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife

Something I have been thinking about lately as I edited @WillasRamblings's MS and watch BLACK EARTH RISING is the idea of having your future completely changed in an instant. And it has me thing about the deeper idea of working through the trauma and feelings of that.

And the idea of what we owe to one another. And how to we come out of painful histories and move forward as a society. So I interested in seeing books that explore these themes. Not sure what that would look like. It will have to be very nuanced and sensitively done. But #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jan 25

#MSWL Books about other cultures. My immigrant-child self wants to feel connected to our global world right now and I want to see child of the world having fun and living their lives.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jan 22

#MSWL I'd love someone like J. Anderson Coats or Gail Carson Levine or Sherwood Smith.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jan 22

#MSWL In MG, I want something timeless, yet quirky in the writing. The voice has to be dead center middle grade for me.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jan 22

#MSWL I really want a psychological read. I loved TRULY DEVIOUS, BEFORE I LET GO, THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES, SEE ALL THE STARS. Something that keeps me working for that ending.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jan 22

#MSWL I want more authors of color with great stories to tell, like EMBER IN THE ASHES.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jan 22

#MSWL I love romance. Give me YA romance. Rom-coms, star-crossed lovers, slow burns, enemies to lovers. I want to be swept off my feet. Chemistry on the page is what I need to see.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jan 22

#MSWL I would love something humorous and quintessentially teen like DERRY GIRLS.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jan 22

#MSWL I would love to get a magical realism book. Something like SAWKILL GIRLS, or WICKED DEEP.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jan 22

Renewing my #MSWL for atmospheric reads, and magical realism.