Ashley Herring Blake

Literary Agent

Rees Literary Agency

Agent | Author of books | IVY ABERDEEN, GIRL MADE OF STARS, etc. | Up next: DELILAH GREEN DOESNโ€™T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent | Author of books | IVY ABERDEEN, GIRL MADE OF STARS, etc. | Up next: DELILAH GREEN DOESNโ€™T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
115 MSWL

Just saying, Iโ€™m devouring THE WIFE UPSTAIRS & Iโ€™d love to see some thrillers in this vein (psychological, twisty, non-cop centric, dark, gothic), but queer and from BIPOC creators! #MSWL

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent | Author of books | IVY ABERDEEN, GIRL MADE OF STARS, etc. | Up next: DELILAH GREEN DOESNโ€™T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
115 MSWL

Reading THE SWITCH & goddess, Iโ€™d love a queer BIPOC contemporary adult novel (could say womenโ€™s fic, but Iโ€™d love any marginalized gender) that has similar feels. Light romance, quirky characters, humor, & a heartwarming takeaway that makes you want to live your best life.#MSWL

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent | Author of books | IVY ABERDEEN, GIRL MADE OF STARS, etc. | Up next: DELILAH GREEN DOESNโ€™T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
115 MSWL

For fantasy, I'm always ready for some fresh witches or vampires, particularly from marginalized creators. I'm not the best fit for high fantasy or sci fi, but if you've got something you'd comp to GIDEON (the writing, the snark, the queer), I'd love to take a look. #MSWL

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent | Author of books | IVY ABERDEEN, GIRL MADE OF STARS, etc. | Up next: DELILAH GREEN DOESNโ€™T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
115 MSWL

For thrillers, I'm eager for some retellings (think THE WIFE UPSTAIRS). I'm not super into crime thrillers or domestic abuse, but I AM into fresh takes on a domestic psychological thriller. Again, not really into cop stories here either. As always, make it queer. #MSWL

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent | Author of books | IVY ABERDEEN, GIRL MADE OF STARS, etc. | Up next: DELILAH GREEN DOESNโ€™T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
115 MSWL

For mystery, I'm mostly interested in cozy mysteries, particularly those created by & featuring queer, BIPOC, and QBIPOC characters. I want intrigue, humor, & fresh takes on all the fave tropes. Please no cop-centric stories. #MSWL

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent | Author of books | IVY ABERDEEN, GIRL MADE OF STARS, etc. | Up next: DELILAH GREEN DOESNโ€™T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
115 MSWL

Strong hooks are a must. I would love to see more romance (& any genre) with nonbinary/trans characters as well. And just saying, cowboy books are hot & all, but what about sexy cowgirls or nonbinary animal wranglers!? All those het faves, I'd love them queer! #MSWL

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent | Author of books | IVY ABERDEEN, GIRL MADE OF STARS, etc. | Up next: DELILAH GREEN DOESNโ€™T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
115 MSWL

Now to specifics! I love ALL THE ROMANCE, w/ queer & BIPOC stories prioritized. Give me all your fave tropes starring queer, BIPOC, & QBIPOC characters, including rom coms, historical (more regency f/f PLEASE), contemporary romance, & paranormal w/ witches and/or vampires. #MSWL

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent | Author of books | IVY ABERDEEN, GIRL MADE OF STARS, etc. | Up next: DELILAH GREEN DOESNโ€™T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
115 MSWL

Hey, all, Iโ€™ll be closing to queries on 12/1 through the end of the year, so send your wonderful words my way! Iโ€™m specifically looking for queer & BIPOC creators & stories in Adult romance, womenโ€™s fic, fantasy. Iโ€™d love a sweet, sexy, diverse holiday rom right now. โœจ #MSWL

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent | Author of books | IVY ABERDEEN, GIRL MADE OF STARS, etc. | Up next: DELILAH GREEN DOESNโ€™T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
115 MSWL

Vampires, YA or adult. Preferably queer & featuring (& by) BIPOC. That is all๐Ÿง›โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง›๐Ÿง›โ€โ™‚๏ธ #MSWL

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent | Author of books | IVY ABERDEEN, GIRL MADE OF STARS, etc. | Up next: DELILAH GREEN DOESNโ€™T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
115 MSWL

Book club fic/women's fic/contemporary fic/ gothic horror fic about and by authors of color & queer authors of color. That's it. That's the whole #MSWL tweet.

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent | Author of books | IVY ABERDEEN, GIRL MADE OF STARS, etc. | Up next: DELILAH GREEN DOESNโ€™T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
115 MSWL

Queer YA or adult horror by an author of color, I need it. Maybe itโ€™s because itโ€™s October, but Iโ€™m craving a queer MEXICAN GOTHIC or THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING, or something like in the vein of WILDER GIRLS by an author of color. #MSWL

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent | Author of books | IVY ABERDEEN, GIRL MADE OF STARS, etc. | Up next: DELILAH GREEN DOESNโ€™T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
115 MSWL

A few more #MSWL items...

Iโ€™d LOVE a fresh magical school YA or MG. Queer, yes. Authors of color writing their own stories, double yes.

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent | Author of books | IVY ABERDEEN, GIRL MADE OF STARS, etc. | Up next: DELILAH GREEN DOESNโ€™T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
115 MSWL

Queer f/f, nb/nb, or f/nb rom comsโ€”noticing a very rainbow-hued pattern hereโ€”with all and any trope for the lady and non-binary lovahhhs.

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent | Author of books | IVY ABERDEEN, GIRL MADE OF STARS, etc. | Up next: DELILAH GREEN DOESNโ€™T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
115 MSWL

Queer. Historical. Romance. F/f, nb/nb, or f/nb. That is all.

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent | Author of books | IVY ABERDEEN, GIRL MADE OF STARS, etc. | Up next: DELILAH GREEN DOESNโ€™T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
115 MSWL

In the YA realm, Iโ€™m really only looking for queer stories, whatever genre right now. Gimme your witches, sisters, weird families, romances, & intersectional feminists kicking ass mkay thanks.

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent | Author of books | IVY ABERDEEN, GIRL MADE OF STARS, etc. | Up next: DELILAH GREEN DOESNโ€™T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
115 MSWL

Iโ€™m on the hunt for an MG contemporary, that, well, just makes me want to snuggle the book in a huge hug. I want feels, vulnerability, small towns, queer identities, feminism, first crushes, unique families, & kids of color, girls, and non-binary kids taking on the world.

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent | Author of books | IVY ABERDEEN, GIRL MADE OF STARS, etc. | Up next: DELILAH GREEN DOESNโ€™T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
115 MSWL

As always with this time of year, send me all your witches. Iโ€™d love an adult or gothic, adult horror, and/or adult light fantasy with an unforgettable & unique setting, a fresh take or system of magic, and gorgeous writing. Queer always a plus.

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent | Author of books | IVY ABERDEEN, GIRL MADE OF STARS, etc. | Up next: DELILAH GREEN DOESNโ€™T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
115 MSWL
Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent | Author of books | IVY ABERDEEN, GIRL MADE OF STARS, etc. | Up next: DELILAH GREEN DOESNโ€™T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
115 MSWL

Can I get a queer f/f YA version of WAIT TILL HELEN COMES, where the MC is terrified her girlfriend is in some kind supernatural danger of possession in their small town & dammit, that ghost just longs for her own gal from 200 some years ago. #MSWL

Ashley Herring Blake
@ashleyhblake
Literary Agent
Agent | Author of books | IVY ABERDEEN, GIRL MADE OF STARS, etc. | Up next: DELILAH GREEN DOESNโ€™T CARE, Berkley 2.22.22 | she/her ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
115 MSWL

Historical adult f/f or f/nb queer rom coms. All of them. Pick a century, a decade, Iโ€™m here for it. #MSWL