My main goal this year is to build out my adult list, so I'm eagerly looking for more #mystery #suspense #thriller, book club and upmarket fiction! #MSWL
More info on wishlist: bookendsliterary.com/myauthors/jame…
Query Me: querymanager.com/query/jmcgowan
Titles and authors that inspire James’ list include, in no particular order: True Biz, Portrait of a Thief, Pachinko, Station Eleven, The Push, My Sister the Serial Killer, Miracle Creek, More Than You’ll Ever Know, In My Dreams I Hold a Knife, Babel (4/5) #MSWL
James McGowan @jmcgowanbksI missed participating in the @bookendslit #MSWL Day round up due to meetings, but behold my #MSWL anyway... (1/5)
James is seeking upmarket/book club fiction, mystery, suspense and thrillers. Some things he is drawn to in a novel are commercial, high-concept plots, exciting settings, fast pacing, a fresh spin on a familiar trope, grounded speculative elements, rich prose (2/5) #MSWL
I've opened back up to queries, looking for adult fiction: #mystery, #suspense, #thriller, #bookclub and #upmarketfiction. More info on what I'm looking for + my QM link here: bookendsliterary.com/myauthors/jame… #MSWL
James McGowan @jmcgowanbksI'm back with a real #MSWL since opening to queries. I posted a photo of things I can't shut up about last week and that's threaded, but also threaded are some recent and upcoming reads that I loved/am excited about that I wanna see in my inbox. pic.twitter.com/Wjdgzbuzrl
James McGowan @jmcgowanbks📣 I opened to queries for adult fiction and nonfiction. Here are some things that I can’t shut up about that have me excited to dig into new stories.
QueryManager: querymanager.com/query/jmcgowan pic.twitter.com/1bipTxRbnS
Babel - R.F. Kuang - I want to smack this book against my face. Anything with grounded speculative element, commentary on our society, writing that punches you right in the head
The Appeal - mixed media, super fun characters, a slow burn with a twist #MSWL
The Maid by Nita Prose - a light and fun mystery, unforgettable main character, great setting
True Biz by Sara Nović - incredible writing, multi-POV, Deaf characters, unputdownable
More Than You'll Ever Know by Katie Gutierrez - multi-POV/multi-timeline, family secrets #MSWL
I'm back with a real #MSWL since opening to queries. I posted a photo of things I can't shut up about last week and that's threaded, but also threaded are some recent and upcoming reads that I loved/am excited about that I wanna see in my inbox.
In my inbox everyday looking for an exciting novel. I'd love an upmarket mystery with complex characters and a hooky crime, or family drama, or something that just catches me by surprise. Here's what I read in 2022. I did not dislike 1 yet. (titles in next tweet) #MSWL
I’ve opened to picture books. I’ve missed my PB community. (Go easy on me.)
I’ll be prioritizing authors and/or illustrators from marginalized communities, books with side-splitting humor, and fascinating nonfiction (that’s not a bio).
Querymanager.com/jmcgowan - #MSWL
BookEnds Literary @bookendslitThis week's #MSWL spotlight falls on @jmcgowanbks! James says, "In #horror, I'm not afraid to go dark and am open to supernatural of some kind. However, I do prefer things be grounded." If that sounds like your novel, send it over to him via this link: querymanager.com/query/jmcgowan
Hello, it's me #MSWL