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 · Aug 8

So it would have to be paired with a plot A that is hella cool but I would love to see a book that deals with parent that is absentee, or infrequent in a kid's life. That does a number on people (personal experience) and I think having a book showcase that is important. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Aug 8

And I'd love to find a book that deals with poverty and homelessness in a sensitive and kid friendly way #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Aug 8

I love diverse voices. So I want to be swept into other cultures. I want to be immersed into new experiences.

We are all human and the universal is in the specifics #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Aug 8

Kid entrepreneurs! Kids standing up to authority! MG is when you are finally getting a sense of identity outside of the family unit and this would be perfect! Undergorund slime business out of the bathroom? YES #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Aug 8

Magical realism in MG is another one. This was the time when most of us in TX wanted to grow up, but it was also when I think we also still had a sense of wonder. So MG magical realism feels perfect here. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Aug 8

I love DERRY GIRLS and I think you can totally pull that off in MG as well. Would also love to see a book that deals with friendships and break-ups. #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 · Aug 8

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife

Let's do an #MG #MSWL thread!

I really would love a good mermaid book. Think THE THIRTEENTH YEAR or MAYBE A MERMAID. I'm looking for something quieter here than underwater sea kingdoms, people. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jul 19

And shoutout to the editor who inspired this one (He knows who he is): A NSYNC Lance Bass Fan YA novel. Not sure what it would look like but We Stan Him. #YA #MSWL I am calling dibs on this one so hard.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jul 19

And finally my evergreen #MSWL right now: mermaids. Evil mermaids. Magical realism mermaids. 13th Year Mermaids.

And Ren Faire contemporary.

And Spice Girls friendship break-up MG or YA.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jul 19

Also, talking to a teen last night about roller derby, and realized he was kind of intrigued by it. The ladies dominate this, but would love to see a YA about a teen ragtag roller derby group. #MSWL

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jul 19

I want a YA set in a small village. Not for nothing, my great aunt is the town gossip, and it cracks me up. Imagine trying to live your YA life in that. #MSWL