Literary agent & builder of bookmakers @RootLiterary . Collector & connector of words + art + people + stories. Shameless sharer of cat pics. @MarquetteU alum.
Brooklyn, NY by way of Texas
Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 22 Mar 2016
This is 4 kinds of delightful! Also, it’s the kind of wit & prank-ish humor I wish I saw more in manuscripts. gizmodo.com/four-sets-of-i… #MSWL
Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 10 Mar 2016
Re: that last #MSWL item: getting the balance of authentic feel w/ the social media stuff while not making it instantly dated = a huge key.
#MSWL I'd love a YA re: 2 teens who meet b/c both have hugely popular online identities & go thru 1st love/heartbreak in the v. public eye.
#MSWL Bring me your MG orphan stories! (Kid-reader me was so convinced that all best stories happen to orphans that I wanted to become one.)
#MSWL MG/YA books re: (any) faith that aren't 1-dimensional, moralistic, or simplistic,but authentic re: role it can play in Becoming Human.
#MSWL YA/MG novels where sense of place is so vivid & real, the setting almost becomes a character itself. Bonus points if it's southern.
I'll always/forever be looking for YA best described as the "love story of a friendship," where romance isn't core; close f'ship is. #MSWL
(Aside to previous #MSWL re: science-based MG/YA: not seeking climate change stories; I get tons of those. Looking for less common science.)
#MSWL YA or MG novel w/ interesting scientific elements woven into the plot or somehow forming narrative/structural backbone.
My YA inbox is so dark & angsty! Would love to see YA HUMOR. Specifically: voice-driven, smart, witty humor, not snarky or belittling. #MSWL
Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · 3 Mar 2016
#MSWL Think LOVE ACTUALLY's structure or one of my fave adult reads: IF NOBODY SPEAKS OF REMARKABLE THINGS. (3/3) amazon.com/If-Nobody-Spea…
#MSWL YA/MG made of multiple characters' linked lives-NOT a short story collection-that add up to a larger story/highlight connectivity(2/3)
But reading adult deals today made me realize something that I'd LOVE to see: (1/3)
#Agentlife: once I'm mostly caught up on queries/ fulls requested, will do an updated #MSWL post on my blog. Thanks to all who've submitted!