Lyz Lenz @lyzlMy 11yo daughter sent four anonymous holiday candy grams in her class just to, in her words, "cause chaos." And per her report, by the time she left school the kids in her grade had all devolved into shouting and accusing one another. I've never been more proud.
I too enjoy chaos. #MSWL
Something I'd really love to see in my queries is a story involving polyamory (I'm not looking for a straightforward romance though!). So I'm just going to throw that out there and hope the world throws me a bone—I've been wanting this for years and haven't found it yet. #MSWL
Melanie Figueroa @wellmelsbellsSo I hear lots of folks mention Train to Busan, but I don’t see the sequel Peninsula get as much love. It’s one of my all-time fave films, and IMO better than the first movie. It’s Walking Dead meets Fast and the Furious (except that there is one driver, a bad ass teenage girl).
If you like kick ass women and zombies and high stakes and an ending that makes you want to both cry and eat the world then I highly suggest it! Also anything with these vibes is an auto request for me! #MSWL 🧟♀️
I am literally copying and pasting this from my Pub Marketplace profile BUT I was born and raised in Southern California in a multi-cultural, blended family, so I have a soft spot for books that shine a spotlight on the nuances of family relationships and identity. #MSWL
Just putting this out there: Beautifully-written, well-researched, and expansive adult fiction that straddles the line between commercial and literary. A recent example is Madeline Miller’s CIRCE, but Barbara Kingsolver’s THE POISONWOOD BIBLE is a tried-and-true favorite. #MSWL
I may have tackled @LynneKelly the first time I met her because I'm obsessed with her middle grade book SONG FOR A WHALE (Lynne is also just an A+ human so there's that too). If you have a book that feels reminiscent please send it my way! #MSWL
I’m constantly on the lookout for anything that reads like a Studio Ghibli film in both MG and YA (I love them all—especially Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Howl’s Moving Castle). #MSWL
Also on the adult side! I'd love to see upmarket fiction with elements of mystery/suspense in the vein of Celeste Ng’s EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU and Angie Kim’s MIRACLE CREEK. #MSWL
Norma 🇵🇷🇨🇺 @normajeanesaysHappy #MSWL day! If I don’t get a romance/women’s fiction submission about a 30-year-old Latinx woman who’s throwing her quinceañera part 2 (aka the one she never had) and finally gets the boy who got away, I will flip. Think Never Been Kissed meets The Wedding Singer con azucar.
Denica @denicx_My lil cousin telling me a girl in her class bring hair gel to school and lays people’s edges for $1 😂 I need to meet this entrepreneur
I want this to be a MG book. #MSWL