Moe Ferrara Is In Need Of Coffee
#MSWL - #YA: Either set in the 1950s or the 1970s/1980s: a historical YA that deals with being queer in a time period where it wasn't safe to be out of the closet. Deal with the tough subjects and please break me before I get to the end.
#MSWL - #YA: I'd love a great mystery or something set in one location a la CLUE or MURDER BY DEATH (contemporary or unique period, please! Not SFF). A whodunit where everyone is the suspect and bonus points for smart humor!
#MSWL - #YA: I've become so much pickier in terms of genre fiction because I want to see something new. Give me a new twist on court intrigue or "chosen" ones. More contemporary fantasies/magical realism. Retellings of new/different stories.
#MSWL - #YA: I can never have too many queer rom-coms on my list. Ever. I want more than just boy-meets-boy or girl-meets-girl, however. The ones I am drawn to are when there's so much heart and subplots with more than just the core romance.
#MSWL - #MG: I'm still on the hunt for a MG that's like 'In a Heartbeat'. I want that queer first-crush book. Figuring out who your MC is as a person, be it who they "like" or if their birth gender isn't what they truly are. Your challenge: make me cry.
#MSWL - #MG: I will always want more creepy AF middle grade. Always and forever. Give me lyrical voices and atmosphere for *days* and I will love you. Ghost stories with a twist. Creepy carnivals. Alternate worlds a la Coraline. GIMME GIMME PLZ.
It's only been forever and a day but I finally updated my #MSWL profile! Now including select genres of narrative non-fiction — and basically send me all your queer fiction or creepy, lyrical middle grade books! manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/moe-…
Moe Ferrara @inthesestonesGentle reminder: I am not the agent for vampire books. Really, I'm not. I promise you I'm not. #antiMSWL #querytip pic.twitter.com/jvyYswm5Lt
Shaun 🏳️🌈 Preorder Brave Face @ShaunieDarkoQueer books can be light and funny and still be important. Queer books don't have to focus on queer pain to matter.
These are the books I love across MG (especially!) and also YA. #MSWL
Katie Henry @KT_NREI see your con artist YA heroine and raise you this legendary teenage girl who infiltrated Queen Charlotte's court, escaped execution for theft, escaped indentured servitude, successfully posed as a German princess despite NOT SPEAKING GERMAN, and somehow lived happily ever after pic.twitter.com/5BrhYrhDNw
Excuse me while I #MSWL the hell out of this..
Amy M. Miller @AmyMMiller1@inthesestones I see you're open to picture books. Yay! Do you have PB preferences you can share? Your MSWL is detailed for MG and YA, but not PBs. Thanks so much.
This is hard—I'm still figuring out what really trips my trigger. #AntiMSWL, no rhyming books. On the #MSWL side: I love message-centric that don't come across as preachy. Laugh-out-loud funny is always a want. I'd kill for my own JACK (NOT JACKIE) or something with LGBT-themes!
Lianne Leslie @themba2day@BookEndsJessica @bookendslit What are the current trends in middle grade fictional series genre and what would you like to see more of or read personally if you were looking at chapter books for middle grade? #askagent
Me personally, I'm always looking for MG contemporary and fantasy genres. I'd really love to find my creepy coraline-esque book as well as a first crush LGBT book (a la the animated short 'In a Heartbeat') #AskAgent #MSWL