Amanda Jain


Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryMe.Online/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always the books.

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Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 24 Oct 2018

Someone write a book for me about Dorcas Reilly, please and thank you. #mswl

Dorcas Reilly, inventor of the green bean casserole, a Thanksgiving favorite, has died at 92…

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 17 Oct 2018

Someone who shall remain nameless (ahem @heroinebook) sent me down the Wikipedia rabbit hole yesterday, where I stumbled across Belle Gunness. Someone needs to write a book about her, and I am here for it when you do. #mswl…

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 16 Oct 2018

It finally feels like Fall here, and it makes me want a story with a bite in the air. Give me wind and rain and secrets and mysteries, maybe a hulking castle or lonely croft on the moor. Something you can practically squeeze the atmosphere out of. #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 16 Oct 2018

Whatever the literary equivalent is of the show Lords and Ladles, I want it. #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 9 Oct 2018

#MSWL for nonfiction projects about books and authors as well! Caroline Fraser's PRAIRIE FIRES, Anne Boyd Rioux's MEG, JO, BETH, AMY, John Matteson's EDEN'S OUTCASTS, and Deborah Lutz's THE BRONTE CABINET are all great examples of the types of projects I'd love to see.

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 9 Oct 2018

Special #MSWL call for books about books and our favorite characters. I'd love to see fiction projects like Sarah Miller's CAROLINE or Sarah McCoy's MARILLA OF GREEN GABLES. I'd especially love to see books that re-imagine the classics like Lisa Gabriele's THE WINTERS.

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 21 Sep 2018

I would love to see some thriller / psych suspense / domestic suspense projects that DON'T feature a damaged / alcoholic / unreliable female narrator. Where's my ordinary woman who happens to get swept up in something extraordinary? #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 14 Sep 2018

I've always wanted a book about one of these hidden library apartments. I feel like you could go in a million different directions with it. #mswl

A Visit to the Forgotten Apartment in Manhattan's Fort Washington Library @atlasobscura…

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 14 Sep 2018


Stolen: Two-and-a-half tons of grapes from the vines of a Virginia vineyard…

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 13 Sep 2018

Guys. GUYS. My husband just showed me this trailer, and I SO NEED a book in this spirit. #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 12 Sep 2018

Another #mswl item: A couple of weeks ago, someone mentioned they'd love to see an epic, generational story centered on Chinese immigrants in the American West and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. Do you have that? Send it!

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 12 Sep 2018

Replying to @wensday95

I'm also not the best agent when it comes to the 1960s or '70s, which for some reason never grab me as much. Other than that, I'm pretty open. #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 12 Sep 2018

Replying to @CharleyPearson

I'm a little tired of "popular" time periods, the Civil War or WWII, unless you have a really new and interesting take on it. A good example would be Rosella Postorino's AT THE WOLF'S TABLE about Hitler's food tasters. There are a lot of Pacific theater stories to tell tho. #mswl