One time I posted a link to my MSWL Pinterest board, and someone tweeted back, "I love CIRCUS MIRANDUS too!"
I was like: um, what? That book is not on the list. I've never even heard of it!
But guess what? I just read it...
And. WOW. Now it IS on my #MSWL! ✨🎪
I just read + really liked SHIP OF DOLLS by Shirley Parenteau—I love historical fiction centered around very specific, lesser known moments from history, in this case the Friendship Dolls exchange with Japan in the 20s. Would love to see more stories like this in my inbox! #MSWL
Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClelI would absolutely love to rep an author-illustrator with a very European, whimsical style a la Emily Winfield Martin's The Littlest Family's Big Day. Send me your samples of warm woodland delights, please! #mswl
A link to other #MSWL items I've tweeted over the years.
Just went through and deleted some of them, because there were several wishes which were granted!✨This is why I post so many #MSWL items—because this silly hashtag actually works.☺️
Devotionals—I’d love to represent more concept-driven devotionals. I represented a knitting devotional called Knit, Pray, Share and loved the specificity of it. Would love to do more devotionals with unique hooks! #MSWL
Mystery. MG + YA. I will never forget reading The Dollhouse Murders when I was in fifth grade and having to close the book because I was so scared. I want to work on books that prompt that same level of book-induced fright! Also: I’m obsessed with the Truly Devious series. #MSWL
Spooky PBs! 👻🖤✨💀🎃
Ghosts, haunted houses, cobwebs. I would die for a picture book about rusalka.
See How to Make Friends with a Ghost for my spooky book crush, as well as an upcoming picture book called The Ugly Doodles by my client @vwicker2478. #MSWL
MG + YA Historical Fiction/Historical Fantasy—I am a history buff myself + would particularly love to see stories which highlight a marginalized narrative that hasn’t been explored as much as the white narrative has in this space. #MSWL
MG + YA Graphic Novels. Some recent faves of mine: Pumpkinheads, Pashmina, and Making Friends. I’d also LOVE to work with someone who has a hybrid format similar to Brian Selznick’s works, which is primarily visual but not in a traditional graphic novel sense. #MSWL
Mermaids! PB, MG, YA, GNs.✨🧜♀️ I'm not looking for an epic fantasy, or a story in which someone discovers they’re a mermaid, or a romance in which a mermaid falls in love with a human. I'd love for it to be something a non-genre reader could get into. #MSWL
Magical PBs! A few favorites: The Night Gardener, The Antlered Ship, Ocean Meets Sky, The Bear and the Piano, Remarkables, Lights on Cotton Rock, The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore, Lola Shapes the Sky, Dream Animals. #MSWL
And now I’ll start listing off some specifics! At the top of my #MSWL: PB author/illustrators w/ a very distinctive signature look.
Some of my faves: Juana Martinez-Neal, Vashti Harrison, the Fan Brothers, Emily Winfield Martin, David Litchfield, Anne Lambelet, Sophie Blackall.