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.

#YearofNatascha

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Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · May 21

10. Also, reminder from my most epic Ren Faire trip: I kind of want a contemporary about working at a Ren Faire and the behind the drama. @angelinearly tweeted about feuds the other day, and I was curious about the hook-ups. So I feel like it could be a good mashup #MSWL.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · May 21

9. I want something dark and creepy. I am very picky on my scary books, but I am in the mood to worry about sleeping in the dark. Think atmospheric or Gothic.

#MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · May 21

8. Book hangover. Something I haven't seen.

I have been reading in YA since I was a kid so I want to new takes on things. But I also want in on that secret of no-sleep because I stayed up too late reading a submission. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · May 21

7. I want a book that feels like SPIRITED AWAY and Neil Gaiman had a book child. I am not even sure what it would look like, but I want it. #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 · May 21

5. I want a fluffy rom-com. I want to feel the feels! Think MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING. Or the girly squeels of delight when Anne cracks the slate over Gilbert's head. I want to fall in love. #StanGilberBlythe #JonanthanCrombie4Eva #MSWL

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 21

3. I need some true crime, murdery books. I miss my ID TV binge Saturday mornings. Give me psychological reads and mysteries. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · May 21

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 · May 21

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 · May 15

I want a #MSWL about smashing the patriarchy

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · May 15

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 · May 15

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 · 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 · May 15

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 · May 15

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 · May 15

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 · May 15

#MSWL also thinking I want a magical realism book.