Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!

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Peachtree Publishing Company

Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . ✨ Ig: _ashleyhearn. πŸ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they πŸ’œπŸ–€

Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
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Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . ✨ Ig: _ashleyhearn. πŸ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they πŸ’œπŸ–€
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In general, so, so, so much of what I'm looking for in contemporary hinges upon the presence of a: great setting, tropes I love, and a voice and characters I adore. #MSWL

Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
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Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . ✨ Ig: _ashleyhearn. πŸ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they πŸ’œπŸ–€
58 MSWL
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I'm especially on the lookout for stories with trope-heavy plots and unbelievable voice that are informed by contemporary teen issues but not wholly centered around them. See: HOME AND AWAY by @candiceamanda and YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN!

Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
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Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . ✨ Ig: _ashleyhearn. πŸ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they πŸ’œπŸ–€
58 MSWL
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TROPE-HEAVY ROMANCE! Especially diverse, queer, intersectional romances! Please for the love of all that's sacred someone send me an ace-romance. I beg the publishing gods! #MSWL

Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
Editor
Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . ✨ Ig: _ashleyhearn. πŸ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they πŸ’œπŸ–€
58 MSWL
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ATMOSPHERE! Setting that feels like a character is a huge hook for me. I'm on the hunt for contained settings (like boarding schools, small island towns), quirky small towns, and stories with a strong sense of regionality. #MSWL

Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
Editor
Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . ✨ Ig: _ashleyhearn. πŸ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they πŸ’œπŸ–€
58 MSWL
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HUMOROUS VOICES! A lot of the contemporary I read and acquire has a witty/ funny narrator, and an author with a gift for humor (see: Cece in @SoniaHartl1's HAVE A LITTLE FAITH IN ME). Please, please send me your funny books! #MSWL

Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
Editor
Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . ✨ Ig: _ashleyhearn. πŸ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they πŸ’œπŸ–€
58 MSWL
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Agents! I'm putting a HIGH priority on YA contemporary realism in my inbox right now! My tastes are more picky in realism than they are in spec-fic, so here's a list of what I'm really drawn to in this broad category... #MSWL

Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
Editor
Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . ✨ Ig: _ashleyhearn. πŸ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they πŸ’œπŸ–€
58 MSWL
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FINALLY! While I'm mostly concentrating on building up Peachtree's YA list, I'm considering some upper middle grade, too! #MSWL

Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
Editor
Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . ✨ Ig: _ashleyhearn. πŸ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they πŸ’œπŸ–€
58 MSWL
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SEND ME YOUR BOOKS THAT COMP TO:

- Don’t Date Rosa Santos
- You Should See Me in a Crown
- Weight of Our Sky
- Wilder Girls
- House of Salt & Sorrows
- Wicked Fox
- Sawkill Girls

#MSWL

Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
Editor
Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . ✨ Ig: _ashleyhearn. πŸ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they πŸ’œπŸ–€
58 MSWL
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In speculative fiction, I'm looking more for folklore, magical realism, surrealism, cozy fantasy, light fantasy, and atmospheric fantasy with lush world building and gorgeous prose, than traditional high/ epic fantasy. #MSWL

Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
Editor
Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . ✨ Ig: _ashleyhearn. πŸ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they πŸ’œπŸ–€
58 MSWL
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As a Southern person, working at a Southern publisher, I'd love to find Southern storiesβ€”in everything from contemporary to genre fiction! Particularly BIPOC and/or queer southern stories! #MSWL

Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
Editor
Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . ✨ Ig: _ashleyhearn. πŸ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they πŸ’œπŸ–€
58 MSWL
7 AskAgent

In contemporary, I'd like to find sweet, slice-of-life stories, found family and platonic love (queer friend groups!), and stories with a strong sense of place. #MSWL

Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
Editor
Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . ✨ Ig: _ashleyhearn. πŸ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they πŸ’œπŸ–€
58 MSWL
7 AskAgent
Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
Editor
Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . ✨ Ig: _ashleyhearn. πŸ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they πŸ’œπŸ–€
58 MSWL
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I finally watched the Violet Evergarden movie last night. 😭 It was so beautiful, and now I just need stories with a similar aesthetic. Thanks. #MSWL

Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
Editor
Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . ✨ Ig: _ashleyhearn. πŸ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they πŸ’œπŸ–€
58 MSWL
7 AskAgent
Replying to @AshleyHearn

Some random/ very specific things:

1. A cheerleading book (Gay BRING IT ON)!
2. Gay BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM!
3. A story with a Type 1 Diabetic protagonist!
4. Stories like WEATHERING WITH YOU where climate/ weather is the antagonist!

#MSWL

Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
Editor
Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . ✨ Ig: _ashleyhearn. πŸ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they πŸ’œπŸ–€
58 MSWL
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Replying to @AshleyHearn

EVERGREEN #MSWL, for everything listed above, I want to see more body diversity, more queer stories, more inclusive casts and worlds, and more disability rep!

Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
Editor
Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . ✨ Ig: _ashleyhearn. πŸ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they πŸ’œπŸ–€
58 MSWL
7 AskAgent
Replying to @AshleyHearn

Speculative fiction and with a lightly dystopian angle like WILDER GIRLS and WE SET THE DARK ON FIRE. Give me something so weird here it's impossible to fit in one category. #MSWL

Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
Editor
Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . ✨ Ig: _ashleyhearn. πŸ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they πŸ’œπŸ–€
58 MSWL
7 AskAgent
Replying to @AshleyHearn

Folkloric fantasy and fairytales with lush world building and gorgeous prose like WINTERWOOD, SORCERY OF THORNS, and HOUSE OF SALT & SORROWS. #MSWL

Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
Editor
Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . ✨ Ig: _ashleyhearn. πŸ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they πŸ’œπŸ–€
58 MSWL
7 AskAgent
Replying to @AshleyHearn

Fantasy will always me my πŸ’œ. But I'm especially on the lookout for contemporary fantasy, urban fantasy, and paranormal right now. Examples: A BLADE SO BLACK, THE DEVOURING GRAY, and CEMETERY BOYS. #MSWL

Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
Editor
Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . ✨ Ig: _ashleyhearn. πŸ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they πŸ’œπŸ–€
58 MSWL
7 AskAgent
Replying to @AshleyHearn

Dark fantasy, gothic fantasy, horror-fantasy blends, and stories with subversive religious themes. Think SERPENT & DOVE, WICKED SAINTS, and THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING. #MSWL

Ashley Hearn πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜ Buy THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING!
@AshleyHearn
Editor
Author. Editor @PeachtreePub . Equal parts coffee, craft beer, and chaos. #OnWisconsin . ✨ Ig: _ashleyhearn. πŸ“š Rep: @alibelle . she/they πŸ’œπŸ–€
58 MSWL
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Replying to @AshleyHearn

Historical novels both fantasy and realisticβ€”especially overlooked or underrepresented stories in history (though I'm pickier when it comes to 20th century history). Examples of what I'm looking for: DREAD NATION and BLOOD COUNTESS! #MSWL