she/her 🇭🇹. Christian ✝️. JD Candidate 2024. Literary Agent @TransLitAgency . Closed to queries.
And finally if you have chapter book or middle grade book that uses humour, adventure, fantasy, sci-fi or any combination thereof to help little kids explore their big feelings like in COCO and OVER THE MOON, please send me your work. #mswl
If you’ve got a middle grade or YA high-concept fantasy where the diverse cast of protagonists try their best to be good and kind in the face of evil, like in THE DRAGON PRINCE, my inbox is open! #mswl
Léonicka @leonickaIn case you haven’t been following along on my IG (you really should...) here are some kids tv/movies that match my my MSWL:
I really love the “spending the summer back home” premise in middle grade and YA, especially when “back home” is so varied for Black peoples. Grandma/aunty/cousin’s house is often the perfect background for all kinds of stories. More please! #mswl
Looking at sales reports this morning and yo. The appetite for funny illustrated middle grade is HIGH and not stopping. Capt Underpants: 1997; Dork Diaries: 2001; Wimpy Kid: 2007. We're just about due for another breakout series. If you're writing it send it to me. #MSWL
Léonicka @leonickaThis exhibit was breathtaking and I wanna see more stories about this. #mswl #yeehawagenda twitter.com/NewYorker/stat…
Black cowboy romance. Black rural historical fiction. Black YA at the rodeo. Black horse girl middle grade. Just send me all of it. #mswl
Léonicka @leonicka#TheDragonPrince is back! So excited to watch Season 2. Yes, I am an adult. No, I don't have kids. Mind your business.
Magic, warring kingdoms, beautifully diverse characters. This is everything I want in a middle grade fantasy! #MSWL
Léonicka @leonickaWhen I re-open to queries, I’d love books that celebrate existing Black folklore. #mswl
I would ESPECIALLY LOVE a middle grade book series based on BOUKI ET MALICE. I'd accept this query NOW, even while closed. #MSWL #haitian (If you don't know what this means, don't @ me and don't try to write it.)