I’ve worked on a lot of books that explore identity and culture bc I feel a personal connection to such stories. They’ll always have a soft spot in my heart. I’ll continue to work on them. But I also love books with commercial hooks that are light and fun. Please send! #mswl
I’m watching a crazy K-drama called Angry Mom where a very young looking mom disguises herself as a high school student at her daughter’s high school to figure who has been bullying her daughter. It’s freaking nuts and amazing. I don’t do many adult novels, but #MSWL please.
I’d love a YA/MG that explores living with OCD, specifically dermatillomania (what I suffer from) or trichotillomania. Often times when people think of OCD, they tend to think of people who clean obsessively or fixate on numbers. There’s also the kind that hurts physically #MSWL
One evergreen reminder about #MSWL is that even though it’s a great tool for agents and queriers, you don’t have to force fit your project into our requests. It’s great if you do have something that matches, but it’s okay if it doesn’t. Just stay true to what you wrote!
I'd love a contemporary YA that explores diaspora teens and their complicated family bonds while growing up between cultures, a la Lulu Wang's The Farewell. Hits hard at the issues, while still being able to punch things up with humor and wit. #mswl
There’s a K-drama called Revenge Note (I know it’s kind of sounds like Death Note). It’s about a teen who has an app called Revenge Note that appears on her phone one day. You can enter the name of someone you want to take revenge on. I want this in a YA!!! #mswl
auriane desombre @aurianedesombredating app support group idea: we all share screenshots and whoever gets the most egregious message of the week also gets cake. meaning we all get cake every week. this is mostly an excuse to eat cake but i stand by this idea
I’M IN! I also think there’s a book somewhere in this idea. #MSWL for when I’m open to queries again!
I know this is specific but I’d love a contemporary MG or YA where the MC has to wear a back brace bc they have scoliosis, kyphosis, or scoliokyphosis, and has to deal with all the complications it inflicts on socializing and fitting in. This was me growing up. #MSWL