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 · 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 24

I also want a beautifully written, yet character driven friendship book. I'm fascinated by the dynamics of friendships. Great examples of the writing I want here are Kit Frick, Courtney Summers, Sabaa Tahir. These authors swept me away. #MSWL #YA

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 24

You can do any of my favorite tropes: enemies to lovers, slow burn romance, old people matchmakers, Instant Love with Hurdles. JUST GIVE ME FLUFFY FEELS. and make me kiddy for their romance. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 24

So I mentioned wanting a fluffly YA rom-com. It is like the #1 thing I want right now. I am craving it like I crave pickles or guac. Think HOT DOG GIRL, or THE PRINCESS DIAIRIES, or ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS. Just fun, squee emotions, and escapism. #MSWL

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 need a friendship break-up book.

But also a super cute rom-com

#MSWL #YA

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 · Apr 10

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife

He isn't doing anything illegal, but is it APPROPRIATE? HELL NO. Could you imagine this, but in a small town, where a behavior like rubbing the girl's shoulders or something else could be excused. Or had been so internalized by the town? 3/

All this to say, I am not a fan of abuse books, but this kind of book would fascinate me. Someone from the outside, who sees this, and sees something off and doesn't know what it is, but knows it is wrong. And then has to fit the town's internalized acceptance of it. #MSWL #YA

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Apr 7

Can I get a book that gives me the same feels that OLD TOWN ROAD gives me #AuditoryMSWL #MSWL

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