Natascha Morris

@SoCalledYALife

Literary Agent at BookEnds, representing kidlit. . Query me at QueryMe.Online/1067 Closed to YA Scifi and MG Scifi. For Editorial Peeps, see website!

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Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Dec 2

I loved the grounded fantasy of THE MERCIFUL CROW. It dealt with alot of issues, and had alot of themes working for it. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Sep 24

In all my #MSWL, I haven't said epic fantasy. I love fantasy, but guys, make feel new. I hang in the space as a reader not just as an agent, so to hook me, you're gonna have to know the literary legacies and the tropes and how to break them.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Sep 24

#MSWL Lady Spies who use traditionally feminine skills (like knitting, or embroidery) to convey messages to their fellow spies. And bonus points, make it fantasy.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Sep 24

I just got up to stretch and saw a Salem Witch Trial NF book. Can someone please write me Salem Witch Trials but in a fantasy world? You'd have to know the history leading up to the witch trials, and then figure out for your new fantasy world, but SO COOL. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Sep 24

I want a YA that deals with weight in a real way. Body positivitiy, but also does acknowledge the feelings overweight girls get in this world. And I don't mind if it comes in a fantasy #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Sep 24

I need more graphic novels. I love rom-coms, fantasy, and genre bending. Recent fave reads: JANE, PERSEPHONE, SLAM, LUMBERJANES. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Aug 8

I really want to find some great MG fantasy. Until some of my favorite recent reads sell, you won't know the names, but I would love to see an immersive world and epic adventure. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · May 22

Another #MSWL: Salem Witch trials but in a fantasy world.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · May 21

4. I want a cinematic, high concept fantasy unlike anything I have seen before. I love unlikable ladies (but they must still be relatable), and I would love a single POV. Character driven is the BEST for me. With literary-esque writing. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · May 15

Also, while I do love dark fantasy, I would love to see some fantasy that can serve our younger YA readers. Like Tamora Pierce and Sherwood Smith use to. Diverse reads we can give 12-15 set. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 24

What I am looking for here is fantasy that is high concept, but beautifully written. All these authors I read in 1 sitting, ignoring everything. I want a fantasy where I ignore the world. Make it stand out and feel like I have never seen these elements before. #MSWL #YA #MG

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 24

Speaking of Sabaa, I want cinematic fantasy. What do I mean by that? High concept, sweeping, almost grand like a movie in your head. Sabaa does this wonderfully, but so does Marie Rutkoski, Sarah J. Maas, Tahereh Mafi, Laini Taylor. #MSWL #YA #MG

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 23

In light of my query 0, I am going to do a #MSWL tomorrow. For now, here is a snapshot:
-Fluffy YA rom-com.
-Well-written psychological friendship book (YA)
- Literary-esque but cinematic fantasy YA and MG
- Historical Fiction like @RutaSepetys
- Quirky, Fun, Voicey MG

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 21

I don't understand the desire for writers to always do multiPOV. I am so burned out by them. Can I just get some single POV fantasies? #MSWL #YA

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 20 Dec 2018

Day 20 of #25DaysofMSWL: I am obsessed with HILDA. So give me fun adventures with a fantasy twist in MG and MG GN. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 4 Dec 2018

Day 4 of #25DaysofMSWL: I want Jean Grey/Dark Phoenix in a dark thriller-esque kind of fantasy. Less alien involvement, more character driven reasons for the change. #MSWL