Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini - *on Hiatus*
Amanda Jain @wensday95It's my favorite tweet of the month. Here's August's visual #mswl. Do you have a book like one of these you're ready to query? Send it! pic.twitter.com/6Celp4ZIPb
I spy OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA on @wensday95's #mswl for adults, and while I'm currently closed to queries, I want to throw out there for the future that I would LOVE to see something like that for the #mg/#ya audience when I reopen. Also something on food justice for teens.
Hadas Gold @Hadas_GoldAlan Turing never got a NYT obituary until now: nyti.ms/2WcwjNf
#mswl nf for mg or ya - his life, his work during ww2, an honest look at his death and the repercussions of anti-homosexuality laws, and how Turing's work still influences compsci today.
#mswl - books that emphasize the bridge between science and the arts; I went through a phase years ago where I read a lot of books on the history of math; NF pbs that are written using a super engaging hook or concept
#mswl - amazing stories about what human, animal or plant bodies can do (e.g. more like on a cellular/biology level, not biographies); NF books about scientific discoveries made by LGBTQIA+, BIPOC or neurodiverse people; a how-to book for teens about divestment and eco-activism;
Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini...here's the not fully formed part - how to write and concept it so that it's super engaging to a trade picture book or middle grade audience. (That's where you come in, writers!)
some other science-related #mswl's (ugh, forgive the grocer's apostrophe). Space, astronomy, astrophysics. A book about how going to the moon now would be different than it was when the US went in 1969 (technology changes, etc.) for kids or teens.
#mswl - I would love to see a trade NF book exploring antarctica and climate change. (This idea is not fully formed, so bear with me...) So like, why protecting antarctica is important, who "owns" antarctica, what is actually physically present (animals, research stations, etc)..
Katie Mack @AstroKatieMy work life has been so much better since I convinced the university facilities managers to set my office’s thermostat several degrees higher than the rest of the department twitter.com/taylorlorenz/s…
Anita Silvey @anitasilveyThere may be a children's book in this story....the Post. Not the Onion. twitter.com/anneapplebaum/…
Heather Gallagher @heatherbigkid@TracyMarchini I'm curious about your #MSWL for Hitchcock themed PBs. Do you mean like a spoof-type thing or do you want the spooky feel of Hitchcock? Thanks!
Honestly, I'd be up for either if it's well done, but I was thinking the gently creepy, film noir feel of CREEPY CARROTS, etc. (I just love the Vertigo-inspired spread!) #mswl
Finally, you can check out all of my announced client books for a sense of the things that I've loved and sold: tracymarchini.com/client-books/ and a little more about my #mswl here: tracymarchini.com/contact-faqs/
I'm also looking to add more illustrators to my list in 2019! (Both illo only and author-illustrator). To get a sense of the work I love, see my brilliant clients - @charlenedraws @Kristin15104318 @Chi_Gaia @AngelaTraunig #sallydeng #yvonneivinson #MSWL #kidlitart
I'd be interested to see a YA nonfiction guide to money that acknowledges the gig economy, high cost of secondary education, lack of pensions, etc. How can today's teens/late millennials prepare for a much different financial reality than previous generations? #mswl
Likewise, I always have room for more own voices work for children and teens from poc, lgbt+, queer, neurodiverse, disabled and other marginalized authors and illustrators. #mswl