Amanda Jain

@wensday95

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

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Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 2 Mar 2018

After a convo on Twitter last week with an author, I keep thinking of a book that's a mashup of the movies Bad Moms and Shaun of the Dead. Does one exist that someone could rec? If not, #mswl. #mswlmadness

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 26 Feb 2018

I would love to see a super atmospheric Southern Gothic novel in my inbox! #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 26 Feb 2018

Contemporary or historical romance with a hint (or more) of magic. #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 23 Feb 2018

I'd also really love to find a contemporary mystery where the setting is an equally important component of the story. Think Jane Harper's THE DRY. #mswl #amwriting #amquerying

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 23 Feb 2018

Southern Foodways @potlikker

How women drove the Civil Rights Movement - one carrot soufflé and one shrimp salad at a time... twitter.com/potlikker/stat…

Further to my earlier #mswl posts, the Gravy podcast is one of my very, very favorites. If you're writing a narrative nonfiction book in this vein, I'd love to see it. #amwriting #amquerying

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 16 Feb 2018

Last, but not least, the book of my heart, the one I keep searching for. If you have a GONE GIRL take on Jane Austen's world, WHERE IS IT and why don't I have it yet??

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 16 Feb 2018

If you write books with a hint of magic or otherworldliness, I wanna see them! Books like THE COTTINGLEY SECRET, THE ESSEX SERPENT, or A SECRET HISTORY OF WITCHES.

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 16 Feb 2018

In narrative nonfiction, I'd love to see more food-centered books, especially those exploring forgotten aspects of our food history or that look at the intersections of race, feminism, and food. Think THE COOKING GENE or WHAT SHE ATE.

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 16 Feb 2018

I'm also still looking for that super quirky, modern take on the traditional English village murder mystery.

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 16 Feb 2018

In mystery, again, I love historicals! Especially those with strong women who kick ass and take names. Think Deanna Raybourn and Sherry Thomas.

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 16 Feb 2018

In contemporary romance, I am much more likely to fall in love with a book that makes me laugh vs one that makes me cry. I'm not a huge fan of billionaires or motorcycle clubs, so those are probably best sent to other agents who love them.

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 16 Feb 2018

Now for some specifics! In romance, I am particularly interested in historical romances, and would love to see more diversity in my submissions. Let's see the Regency, Victorian, and Edwardian periods through different eyes.

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 16 Feb 2018

Amanda Jain @wensday95

Who's up for some Friday afternoon #mswl tweets? Here are some specific things I'll be looking for at BookEnds!

As a general reminder, I rep adult romance, mystery, women's, and upmarket fiction, and have a deep and abiding love for historical fiction across all genres. I also rep narrative nonfiction, especially on topics like the literary world, food, material culture, & social history.

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 8 Jan 2018

Random #mswl: Quirky romance or WF that shows what happens AFTER adorable tiny house has been purchased and you actually have to live in it.