Kristin Temple 🎈

@_kristintemple

Assistant EdiTOR @torbooks / Nightfire. Florida native. Proud Hufflepuff, horror fan, Broadway junkie, and wannabe dragon. Opinions are my own. she/her

New York, NY

Tor Books

Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintemple · Oct 31

Give me that horrible, claustrophobic feeling of not being able to trust the people closest to you. Give me a story where the protagonist has to betray the people they love because they’re not sure if the people they love can be trusted #MSWL

Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintemple · Oct 31

Contemporary horror set in NYC. Gimmie haunted apartments, office buildings, subways (can you imagine 😱)! #MSWL

Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintemple · Oct 31

I want something like The Descent—female-centric, claustrophobic as hell, and full of creepy monsters #MSWL

Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintemple · Oct 31

I’m from Florida so give me some spooky swamps. Something creeping beneath the water, the deafening sound of insects, that humid heat that makes it hard to breathe....#MSWL

Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintemple · Oct 31

I want smart horror protagonists. I’m tired of watching protagonists make stupid decisions that get them killed. It’s so much scarier when you do everything right, and bad stuff still happens to you! #MSWL

Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintemple · Oct 31

In celebration of Halloween, I’m gonna be posting another #MSWL thread, since I’m dying for more spooky things in my inbox!

General info: I’m not currently accepting unagented submissions. My priority is adult horror for @TorNightfire, but I love YA horror too 👻

Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintemple · Oct 30

It’s almost Halloween and all I want is to read about some spooky woods #mswl

Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintemple · Sep 24

Honestly gimmie anything that’s as ridiculous, funny, and charming as Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency #MSWL

Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintemple · Sep 24

It may seem like I only like really dark stuff, but my favorite kind of horror is ultimately hopeful. I want to see people face their fears and win. Make impossible choices and survive. Rescue each other and rescue themselves. #MSWL

Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintemple · Sep 24

I’d love to see more/better mental illness rep in horror. As an anxious person, I’d particularly kill to see protagonists dealing with panic attacks and anxiety while having to fight for their lives.

Hiding from a monster? Better hope you don’t start hyperventilating 🙃 #MSWL

Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintemple · Sep 24

Replying to @_kristintemple

I'd sell my soul for a post-apocalyptic thriller/horror novel where the protagonist (or a POV character) breaks their glasses and has to survive without them #MSWL

Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintemple · Sep 24

Give me more horror novels that tackle modern-day anxieties in fresh, unique ways. Basically, write me a book @JordanPeele would be super into and secretly mad at you for beating him to it #MSWL

Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintemple · Sep 24

Stabby girls and sunshine boys. I don't care what genre. I don't care if it's adult or YA. Just more of that dynamic pls thank you #MSWL

Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintemple · Sep 24

I desperately want more LGBTQ+ characters and themes in horror. Give me LGBTQ+ protagonists grappling with gender and sexuality while also dealing with monsters/ghosts/murderers/etc. #MSWL

Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintemple · Sep 24

I want the next Losers Club fighting evil together, but female-centric and huge bonus points for two of the girls falling head-over-heels for each other #MSWL

Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintemple · Sep 24

Some general info:
- I’m currently only accepting agented submissions
- I’m very actively seeking adult horror for #Nightfire, so that’s my priority
- BUT I’m open to YA horror, and adult and YA fantasy, scifi, and thrillers as well

Kristin Temple 🎈 @_kristintemple · Sep 17

I’d cut off my arm for a contemporary thriller/horror novel where the protagonist joins their high school/college’s soccer team and finds out it’s a cult #mswl