Natascha Morris

@SoCalledYALife

Literary Agent at BookEnds, representing kidlit. . Query me at QueryMe.Online/natascha For Editorial Peeps, see website!

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Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 21 May 2019

2. College set YA. But make it hella YA themes. Because sometimes the most quintessential YA themes are of finding your place in the world are actually found as a freshman in that first semester. Also, community bathrooms are SCARY. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 21 May 2019

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife

Let's do a #MSWL! Because I am itching for some new books!

1. Spice Girls Break Up Book. I didn't realize how much I needed this until I said. I want a group of friends who lives are impacted by the Spice Girls. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 15 May 2019

I want a #MSWL about smashing the patriarchy

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 15 May 2019

And as always right now, romances. Slow burns; enemies to lovers; we're faking it, but whoops it became real are some tropes I love. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 15 May 2019

Magical realism and an atmospheric read round out today's #MSWL.

Also still looking for my THIRTEENTH YEAR comp and my Southern Gothic book.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 15 May 2019

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 · 15 May 2019

I want some unique form of storytelling. I love alternating timelines. And I LOVED SADIE. So give more more unique ways of telling stories. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 15 May 2019

I wonder if there is a way to do a YA Nonfiction True Crime book. #MSWL Not sure what it would look like but it would be interesting. This is different than my fiction request for murder mysteries.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 15 May 2019

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD

College YA is another area that has been brought up in my informal polling, @ReadWriteandMe also mentioned it. I wish that publishers were more open to it, but if you send me a great one, we may make it happen saleswise. My next #MSWL: College YA.

Seconded! As someone who grew up with the same kids from kindergarten to 12th, college was the first time I was with new people, and allowed to reinvent myself (as it were) but it was also the first time I was out on my own. There are alot of rich YA themes in this setting. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 15 May 2019

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife

#MSWL YA book like TRULY DEVIOUS. I love true crime and I think there are alot of teens who do too so I would love to see more YAs that involve teens obsessed with solving mysteries.

Adding on: I'd love to see this with neurodiveristy angles, or even neurological angles. Like someone with Prosopagnosia for neurological or someone with autism for neurodiversity. Both present a different way of dealing with the world, and how would they solve the puzzle? #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 15 May 2019

#MSWL Can someone tackle the devastation of the Spice Girls break-up? And like the reflection of a friendship group?

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 15 May 2019

#MSWL YA book like TRULY DEVIOUS. I love true crime and I think there are alot of teens who do too so I would love to see more YAs that involve teens obsessed with solving mysteries.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 30 Apr 2019

And now I am reminded of my love MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING and I want that but in a YA. #MSWL

OMG someone for the love of all give me this. ANY CULTURAL. But this beautiful and humorous.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 30 Apr 2019

I also want a cult book. I loved The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly and Before I Let Go. I am fascinated by the psychology behind cults. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 30 Apr 2019

I want a book hangover. I want to read late into the night. I want to desperately message people telling people how obsessed I am. I want to be the OG fangirl with my OTP homemade shirt (HOLLER to my #TeamJacob peeps!) THIS IS THE REQUEST OF MY HEART!!!!!! #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 30 Apr 2019

I want a fluffy rom-com, and I want it to feel like Taylor Swift's cotton-candy ME. Give me feels and squees and chemistry and happiness. #MSWL #YA

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 30 Apr 2019

I love Kate Morton. I love the big reveal. I love the family dynamics. My favorite is THE DISTANT HOURS. Would love to find a YA that is like #MSWL