Shabnam✨🌺 @shabnamsheuleeI want to work on a climate justice book with a writer/organizer that’s thinking through this with an indigenous worldview/abolishing private property/healing our relationship with the land plz
Happy October! I'd planned to open to unsolicited queries as of 10/1/22, but September was a wild month. Mercury was definitely in retrograde - even for skeptics. 😉
Thinking about my #MSWL & hoping to reopen soon. Got a QM link for solicited queries? Go for it! 😊
Norma @normajeanesaysMy white whale (I have been asking for years!) is an atmospheric traditional contemporary mystery in the vein of Louise Penny and Suzanne Chazin. Bonus points if the author and characters are both marginalized! #MSWL
Ahoy! I've been seeking this whale of an #MSWL too! 🐋📚😊
racquel marie 🌹 @blondewithab00k✨ what was/will be your first read of 2022? ✨
First read of 2022 (not counting requests with offers or client manuscripts 😊): Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong. So glad to finally begin the Chief Inspector Chen series!
Hint: looking for adult mysteries like these when I reopen to queries 1/3/22. #MSWL
#MSWL - I need a gripping, chilling YA mystery. A laugh out loud MG. And some striking voices!
And I’d LOVE a great upmarket adult mystery or romantic suspense!
Karen Chaplin @CapChapReads#mswl I am looking for middle-grade mystery. Mysteries were one of my fav things to read and watch as a kid. Take me back to The Goonies and Encyclopedia Brown with mystery, adventure, friendship, and an element finding yourself.
Me too!!! #mswl
But I’d really love it with a voice we’ve not seen before.
Elizabeth Law @elawreadsYou know what we're seeing now that's positive? Rather than a picture book bio per se, picture books about a portion of someone's life, about a new art movement, the invention of something, a [fill in the blank] or moment that changed history. #Kidlitchat
This! I’ve been seeking books like this! #MSWL 👇👇👇
Ann Clare LeZotte @annclezotteI think 2020 had more disabled Own Voices than any previous year. The creators are predominantly white— kids need to see themselves at the intersections. Here are some I read & liked. I didn’t do a lot of YA. Fill in the gaps & share your favs. (Skip my bk; it has enough love.) pic.twitter.com/YatGeNSX5X
Lane Clarke @lanewriteswordsLike I know we’re anti pandemic books but I’m just saying a found family pandemic book about teens with homes they can’t stay in who instead band together and make a home for themselves would hit so hard. They all adopt each other. It would hit SO HARD.
Melissa Stewart @mstewartscienceA4: I wish there were more editors, agents, reviewers, and award committee members with an interest in earth science, physics, and chemistry. Why are nearly all science-themed picture books about animals and life sciences?
#BlackinSTEM #scicomm #scbwisummerspec #scbwiEquity
I would love to see some great picture books for these sciences. I had second grade patrons who wanted these! #MSWL
Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzoI was diagnosed in 1994, and The Babysitters’ Club was the only reason I knew what diabetes was too. I still want a YA with type I diabetes rep. #mswl twitter.com/mariskreizman/…
Seconded! Diabetes truly is an invisible disease. Though I’d love MG or YA with Type 1 or Type 2... #MSWL
Read the late great Barbara Neely’s BLANCHE ON THE LAM yesterday. So sad we only have 4 of these. I’m going to have to dole them out to myself as treats...
I’d love a contemporary #ownvoices mystery that tells it like it is, just as Ms. Neely did. #MSWL
Shira Schindel @Shiras24@leslie_zampetti These ideas are awesome (I'd SO love to read them!), and also, I've yet to see a mainstream YA romance with two MO characters, or Conservative characters, or really almost anything mainstream without a bar/bat mitzvah, inter-faith relationship, or the Holocaust.
I know! Maybe you’re writing something? 😉
I’d love to see contemporary Jewish YA without the b’nei mitzvot or Holocaust or even anti-Semitism. I am up for inter-faith relationships tho - if done in a fresh way. 😊 #MSWL
Maura Jortner @maura_jortnerShe's Jewish. He's in a cult.
He's not allowed to talk to girls except to evangelize. But he needs her help to save his little brother. He'll start by talking to her. He'll end doing things far more forbidden.
#YA #KissPitch Inspired by my religion and hometown, Waco, TX #own
Met with @KatieCarella today about Branches and Acorn! Look at these lovelies - I would have ❤️ed these in my library!
#MSWL authors & author-illustrators who write “modern readers” per @parentsmagazine
Melanie J. Fishbane @MelanieFishbaneHave you seen this @renarossner @LindaEpstein @sarah_aronson heyalma.com/were-obsessed-…
Speaking of Jewish (and other diverse) romance... #MSWL