Senior Editor @ Random House Children's Books; interested in good stories & good people; ISO a fireplace to read beside. Opinions are my own.
New York, NY
rebecca mix says drink water @wordmixrrthat moment in the fleabag season 2 opener where everything is vaguely chaotic & there’s blood & something bad clearly happened & you know cathartic pain is coming & she looks at the camera & grins & says “this is a love story” & it cuts to black?
that’s it. that’s my brand
I’d love to find an author who can pull the rug out like this and then deliver on the promise the way Fleabag did in this episode/season. #MSWL
Full #MSWL to be posted this week on the agency's site and Pub Marketplace. But if you have a MG, YA, children's graphic novel proposal, are a PB author/illustrator, or write women's fiction, send me your queries following Greenhouse Literary's sub guidelines!
I love a fractured fairy tale! But please surprise me with something new. And while talking about fairy tales and myths, I'd love a MG fantasy with the cultural specificity and the fresh contemporary voice of Sayantani DasGupta's THE SERPENT'S SECRET. #MSWL
One regret as an editor is that I never had my "kid and their dog" story. It doesn't have to be a dog... but the sensibility of an animal teaching a MG character to better understand Big Truths in a bring-your-tissues kind of read is so satisfying! #MSWL
Send me your great Southern voice in MG and YA! Specificity of setting with clear stakes and hook, please. I loved WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, great Southern voice and a murder mystery/courtroom drama to boot! How to do this younger? #MSWL
Did I say I want graphic novels? I really want to see your graphic novel proposals, especially if you are an artist. I ❤️KISS NUMBER 8, MONSTRESS (any way to do this younger? that art-deco style is to die for!), ROLLER GIRL, SANITY & TALLULAH, and anything with cats... #MSWL
Can you write a great ensemble? Victoria Schwab and Leigh Bardugo are the masters, and I will forever be looking for talent who can write a group dynamic. If Jessica Cluess's HOUSE OF DRAGONS were out, I'd point you to that as a great example. (Look for it in May 2020!) #MSWL