Lynn Johnston Literary
#LiteraryAgent repping journalists, teachers, healers, thought leaders, fire breathers & all-around good people. Board @aalitagents . She/Her
Excited to reopen query manager and hope to see:
-Self help from BIPOC experts
-Mindfulness & social justice (like Rest Is Resistance)
-Workplace humor from TikTokers
-Biz soft skills to big ideas esp
Would love a memoir or reported narrative about working in a prison library. #MSWL
Jeff Pearlman @jeffpearlmanI've been thinking about something, post-election. I know someone who voted for @realdonaldtrump. Nice guy. Friendly. Engaging. And I was legit confused—why did this guy vote for Trump? He's a decent guy. And I started thinking about little things. 
There was a bestselling book in 2005 titled the Sociopath Next Door. We need that version of the Racist Next Door not only to recognize the signs but also what's the best way to deal with them. #MSWL
Franklin Leonard @franklinleonardHe was arrested by US Postal Service agents? Send some champagne to the 2020 writers room. Great episode. twitter.com/margbrennan/st…
Someone, send me a proposal for the history of US Postal Service agents. #MSWL
Roy Peter Clark @RoyPeterClarkI read this sentence this morning, and just had to write about it. twitter.com/poynter/status…
If someone writes a book about Trump & grammar (hit me up if you do #mswl), @EdYoung's 212-word sentence could be a chapter except @RoyPeterClark already wrote about it. Here is his praise of the semicolon & word "that" in this epic sentence.
Jane Casey @JaneCaseyAuthorYou can tell me she isn't a witch and that isn't her boyfriend beside her after he drank the potion she SPECIFICALLY TOLD HIM not to touch, but I won't believe you. twitter.com/HorribleSanity…
I want to read a novel about this #MSWL
Rainesford Stauffer @Rainesford@lynnjohnstonlit I would read a whole book of collected book dedications!
Me too. Someone get on this #mswl
Lynn Johnston @lynnjohnstonlitI’m reading The Only Plane in the Sky by @vermontgmg and awed by the craft of collecting, editing and piecing together the multitude of voices into a page-turning, seamless narrative. Highly recommend.
Also makes me want to rep more oral history projects. #mswl
Raina Telgemeier @goraina*ahem*
GRAPHIC NOVELS ARE NOT 'DUMBING DOWN' READING.
THEY ARE REAL BOOKS.
THEY ARE REAL READING.
I would love to see more graphic nonfiction for adult readers. #mswl
Someone send me a book proposal about how corporate branding is BS and how to evaluate a company’s true character through the actions of its people. #MSWL #soulesscycle
Ben White @morningmoneybenSomeone just texted me "ok" with no exclamation point and now I assume they wish me swift death.
I need a Shrunk & White on texting and emojis #mswl
Brandon @blgtylrI want a Wharton-style novel about black wealth. LIKE. NOW. twitter.com/BSO/status/110…
I want Crazy Rich Asians about black wealth #mswl
Cornell William Brooks @CornellWBrooks“And I'd rather be a corpse than a coward.” Mary Ellen Pleasant
Fascinating story of a Black woman who passed for White,
declared herself Black,
and served her people as a leader while being called a witch
—150+ yrs ago. #BlackHistory twitter.com/kqednews/statu…
If this isn't a #MSWL I don't know what is.
Speaking of nonfiction for young people, query me with:
--Deeply reported narrative of historical events
--Bios of underappreciated historical women or POC
--Self help from columnist of mainstream publication or popular blog
Khaled Beydoun @KhaledBeydoun"We believe Colin Kaepernick is one of the most inspirational athletes of this generation, who has leveraged the power of sport to help move the world forward," Gino Fisanotti, @Nike Vice President.
Kap has been with Nike since 2011. Props to Nike for sticking with Kap. pic.twitter.com/iVgT6SgOJr
Someone bring me a book proposal about Nike and its activist tradition. #MSWL
Lynn Johnston @lynnjohnstonlitThis thread is giving me life. 👏👏
Spoiler alert: During Trump's visit, the Queen wore a broach given to her by the Obamas and next day, a broach in the shape of a snowflake. twitter.com/samuraiknitter…
#MSWL about the secret life of her Majesty's jewels.
Danny McGlashing @DannyMcGlashingIBEW Electrical worker staring down DHS lines in Portland after Occupy ICE blockaded the facility - #FamiliesBelongTogether pic.twitter.com/GRPNgmPtup
#MSWL The new age of unions as activists for the people
Will Wilkinson 🌐 @willwilkinsonEspecially if you're an older authoritative looking management type, use your social capital. Harangue ICE or CBP agents about warrants, demand badge numbers, deny their authority to be there or do what they're doing. The point isn't to be right, the point is to stall.
"I Need to Speak to Your Manager?" #MSWL How white people aka "authoritative looking management types" can use their social capital for good.