The Standard Digital @StandardKenyaKBC’s reporter piece to camera with the Jumbo turns hilarious
Video by KBC pic.twitter.com/mZMjnEFbes
I really love elephants.
If you are an illustrator with an elephant picture book, hit me up. I’d love an elephant book of an elephant living its life in wild. Not living it up in the big city Babar-style. (Also less colonialism) #mswl
I would love some brilliant, atmospheric YA horror that is reminiscent of THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE or a slasher like SCREAM.
I've also become a fan of novels-in-verse across middle grade and YA.
And I'd love to add a few more graphic novels to my list across all ages! #mswl
I'm pulling back on science fiction in the children's/teen space, but would love interesting non-fiction projects about space travel/exploration like THE RIGHT STUFF for kids. For space in fiction, I'd like something like WE DREAM OF SPACE or I LOVE YOU, MICHAEL COLLINS. #mswl
Right now I have a very robust list of text-only picture book clients, so I'm focusing on finding author/illustrators in the picture book space for now. I would love to find YOUR version of something like THEY ALL SAW A CAT. #mswl
Was just chatting with @mer_barnes about BILLY ELLIOT and now I'm crying over "Electricity" again. I will say this until I get it, but I desperately want a YA project about a male ballet dancer in HS. What was Billy's life once he got to the academy? #mswl youtube.com/watch?v=muBrh7…
I've been watching a lot of ballet videos while self-isolating. Just a reminder that I am still on the hunt for a great ballet YA project from the POV of a male dancer. Billy Elliot grown up. Or this moment from Center Stage. #mswl
Rachel Diebel 🌻 @diebelraI ‘ M S O R R Y I just learned that Amelia Earhart and Eleanore Roosevelt were probably gay for each other and idk how someone can shoehorn this into a commercial YA novel but #MSWL please someone try
Kyle Lukoff @Shekels_LibraryIt looks like there are a bunch of trans kidlit writers coming out with books in the next couple years, which is great, but...I'm not sure if there are any trans women? Which is the opposite of acceptable.
My client list is super queer but I am definitely on the lookout for stories by trans women, both in fiction and non-fiction! We need these stories. I represent all ages, but primarily focus on childrens, picture books through YA! #mswl
I am still very much on the hunt from MG and YA non-fiction! I am always on the hunt for great queer books of all ages and I would love to add some more queer illustrators to my list! #MSWL
Something I've been doing this week is look for trans, nonbinary, and genderqueer illustrators. So many of the books I represent are written by and tell the stories of those identities and it would be great to have the covers illustrated by queer artists. Hit me up! #MSWL
I’m also really hungry for science and math non-fiction in middle grade and YA. My picture book list is really strong in NF these days and I want older kids to be inspired by math and science, too! #mswl
I am really hungry for some non-fiction middle grade and YA in my queries and for the right topic (pop culture, feminism, theater/music/dance), I’m open to adult non-fiction projects. For ex: I’m an avid fan of @EggcellentPod, @WestWingWeekly, @GilmoreGuysShow, and #Cheer. #mswl
If you have a YA project that has a break up scene that could be scored with @TheRocketSummer’s
“Goodbye Waves and Driveways”, send it to me. Man, I love that song. I like to travel back to 2005 now and then in my music. It was my jam then and now. #mswl youtu.be/JCOC8Wb8jiA
Elle Keck @ElleKeckI'm not normally a "foodie" reader but I would read the crap out of an enemies to lovers romance about rival restaurant owners, one who serves CaliMex (THE BEST) and one who serves TexMex. As long as CaliMex wins, obviously #MSWL twitter.com/ElleKeck/statu…
OMG. I LOVE this idea. I edited @elisalorello's PASTA WARS a few years back and adored working on a foodie book. As a Top Chef-fanatic and homesick Texan, I fully support this idea. But the TexMex chef wins. 😉 #MSWL
Molly Cusick @molly_cusick#MSWL: #ownvoices #MG or #YA protagonists with chronic illness, pain, and/or a disability in a story not focused on that, and where no one dies--it's just a part of life. This kind of rep is important to me & I rarely see it in subs or published books.
Mornings with a slight breeze always instantly take me back to early summer mornings on the marching field with the band. I’m still desperate for a marching band YA. This Texas band geek and former drum major misses the field. #MSWL
If you have middle grade or YA project that feels like #OneDayAtATime with all of that amazing diverse representation, please send it my way. I’ll need to fill the hole created by its cancellation. #mswl