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 · May 31

I want a MG that is totally like Disney Pixar's ONWARD. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · May 21

6a. Side note: did anyone see the story of the girl whose homemade slime business (that she was running out of the bathroom) got shut down by the administration? THAT is the kind of #MG version of this that would be epic. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · May 21

6. I want a book that challenges the patriarchy or even the authority. Books like SUGGESTED READING by Dave Connis or THE BIRDS, THE BEES, AND YOU AND ME by Olivia Hinebaugh. Books about kids seeing how stupid adults & the rules are and they find ways to fight back. #MSWL #YA #MG

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 24

And as always, I want welcome all of these in diverse voices, by diverse creators. #MSWL #MG #YA

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 24

In Graphic Novels, these are the same topics I'd love to see covered #MSWL #MG #YA

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 24

I love MG. I want stories that cover important topics like being first gen, and poverty, and homelessness, as well as our classics. But voice is key. Some of my favorite authors are J. Anderson Coats, Melanie Crowder, Lauren Wolk, Kelly Yang. #MSWL #MG

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 24

I love a good quirky, fun, voicey MG. I talk about FOVEA MUNSON all the time, but that book really is peak Nat some days. #MSWL #MG

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 24

I love historical fiction, but I am picky. Because I want to see a historical voice. I love Ruta Sepetys for this reason. Give me histories I have never seen, give me view points never known. Immerse me in the setting, and culture. #MSWL #YA #MG

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 3

I need a middle grade like THE MORTIFICATION OF FOVEA MUNSON #MSWL

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 · 30 Dec 2018

I need an MG that is like AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER. #MSWL

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 · 1 Dec 2018

Day 1 of #25DaysofMSWL: I would love to see a YA or MG with roller derby. #MSWL