Lauren Spieller @laurenspiellerWriters, I have a few kidlit #mswl items I'd love to see in 2019!
-funny, contemp YA a la WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI, HOT DOG GIRL, HERETICS ANONYMOUS
-LatinX characters! Please!
-Grounded dark fantasy, a la SAWKILL GIRLS, THE DEVOURING GRAY, THE RAVEN BOYS
Tiffany Shelton, Witch🕯️⛤🌙 @TiffanyDiahannI'm going to keep shouting this out into the ether until I get it: GIVE ME CONTEMPORARY WITCHES! #MSWL #YA #Adult
#MSWL Charmed or Practical Magic adjacent for me, please.
Lauren [closed to queries in August] @laurenspiellerThis is the most obvious #MSWL ever, but...
I want books like To All The Boys I've Loved Before, in YA and Adult. This means:
--family B plots
Let's do this!
Same TBH #MSWL
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALifeSomething #TeamNat shares, regardless of their chose form, is a willingness to work, be pushed beyond their comfort zones, to experiment, to play, and to remember that we aren't doing easy things, but that is why we are gonna be legendary. (subtle reference to team song 🤓)
And if you have made it this far in my fan girling, you might have noticed that the genres I DON'T HAVE. Which is why I am looking for:
In addition to my fantasy and contemporary list. #MSWL
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALifeWith my contemporaries, I look for escapism. @Alex__Reda made me fall in love with her Anne/Gilbert level chemistry in her manuscript. @ahoyantara wrote a character as if she had pulled from my darkest corners. @Patti_J_Kurtz gripped me through her way of writing car racing.
@LauraTNamey sucked me in with her prose and the perfect version of my MSWL.
All of #TeamNat's contemporary YA authors had a voice that hooked me and characters to spoke to me. But plots that removed me from my everyday life. #MSWL
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALifeSince I am feeling sleep deprived, let's do a #MSWL thread
So my list priorities are as follows:
-YA/MG Historical Fiction
- YA Romance
-YA and MG Graphic Novels
-MG Narrative Non-fiction
-YA and MG Contemporary Fiction
Sadie Blach @sadieblachIf you've got a YA contemporary royalty book, I want to see it. #ammparty #authormentormatch #authormentormatch pic.twitter.com/1Ay0tHgaKm
Then send it to me! YA contemporary royalty book #MSWL
I love love LOVE romance. I am sucker for it. But so often it reads very forced. Chemistry is the name of the game. I need to be gripping my kindle harder and "squeeing" out loud as our lovers go about their story.
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALifeNow let's talk contemporaries and what I am drawn to in those so when you see my #MSWL, you'll know.
First off, I need high concept. I am not often drawn to the contemporary that could be my everyday life. I need to escape so even if it is a real world setting, it is not my REAL WORLD.
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALifeSince I am bored at the library, let's do some #MSWL!
#MSWL Witches. Charmed withces, Practical Magic witches, witches like in THE THREE GRACES. I want witches in a contemporary setting.