Amanda Jain

@wensday95

Literary Agent @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryMe.Online/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always the books.

BookEnds Literary Agency

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 1d

So, yes!, I'm still open to WWII stories. But I really want to see a fresh perspective, so go out there and find the story that hasn't been told yet. #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 1d

Or Sandra Bolzenius's GLORY IN THEIR SPIRIT, which tells the stories of four African American women who fought against the Army's segregation policies. #MSWL

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Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 1d

And I'm open to nonfiction about WWII as well, especially books about the now forgotten women who played such a huge part in the War. #mswl

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Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 1d

I think there are still a ton of stories we can tell with regard to the War's Pacific front. Sara Ackerman's books set in Hawaii during the War are great examples. #mswl

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Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 1d

Rosella Postorino's AT THE WOLF'S TABLE, which tells the story of the women who were forced to act as Hitler's food tasters. #MSWL

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Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 1d

So, what do I mean by a fresh perspective? Here are some examples. #mswl

Julie Orringer's THE FLIGHT PORTFOLIO, based on the true story of Varian Fry's attempt to save Jewish artists fleeing the Holocaust:

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Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 1d

BUT, my #amquerying friends, you must show me a perspective on the War that's fresh and new and like nothing I've seen before to get me interested. If I feel like I can go to my local bookstore and easily pick up 10 books with a premise similar to yours, I'm going to pass. #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 1d

So, let's talk about books set during WWII. Are there still a ton of them hitting the bookshelves every month? Yes. Am I a bit burned out on them? Also, yes. Am I completely closed to WWII queries? Of course not! #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 5d

Re-upping my #mswl for a book set in the 1930s. Such an important decade, but one that often gets lost with so much focus on books set in the '20s and during WWII.

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 6d

I've had super grabby hands at the library lately, so here's a bonus visual #mswl for June!

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Jun 5

I'd love to see some more dual timeline novels in my query inbox. Send 'em over! #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Jun 4

I'm way behind in these, but here, finally, is another visual #mswl. A few books from my current TBR pile that give you an idea of what I'd love to see in my query inbox.

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · May 9

Warm weather is finally here, and I'd love to see some fun, summery, laugh-out-loud romcoms in my query box! Send 'em if you got 'em! #MSWL

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · May 1

I'd love to see some more mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels in my query box! I'm in a murdery mood, so whaddaya got for me? #mswl