We're All Mad *For Books* Here. Children's/YA editor at Hachette, Jimmy Patterson Book. Raverin who hates peanuts but loves peanut M&Ms. My opinions are my own.
Rebecca Mix @rebeccarmixsomeone write me a book about a sex-repulsed ace girl who keeps making pacts with witches and demons and fae, promising them her firstborn for awesome spells and shit, because jokes on them she's NEVER HAVING KIDS and the shenanigans that follow when they all figure it out
Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini#MSWL I always fall for the "best friends should be dating" trope but lately I'd also love a bff pair who love and admire one another's beautiful selves but also do not want to bang. Think Jack & Liz or Harry & Hermione or John Kimble & Phoebe O'Hara (Kindergarten Cop, y'all).
100% this! #MSWL
Thao Le (currently closed to queries) @ThaoLe8It's #MSWL day! A lot of my previous mswls still stand, but I'm particularly interested in seeing more contemporary fantasy. I want to see magic in everyday life!
Rachel Stroll-eek says preorder SUMMER BIRD BLUE @recitrachelHey publishing I know there are people much better than me speaking to this issue, but my library teens would love more rom-coms starring black teens (written by black authors, since clearly that needs to be specified!)
#MSWL Yes please!
Tori Kiersten Frost @FrostFireSky@clairewenze I'd love to see a YA anthology where every short story takes a popular fanfic trope/setting/theme as its prompt. Or an anthology where contributors pair off and write a short fanfic of each other's work.
This is the kind of content I like to see in my timeline! #MSWL
Marisa Kanter @mleekanterr12my first best friend was a dude and i was never in love with him and he was never in love with me! gasp! i am infusing this dynamic in my next WIP because 100% platonic m/f friendships are a thing i would love to see more of in YA 🙌🏻
#MSWL Yes, please! MOAR m/f friendships! Some of by best friends in the world are guys and I'd love to see that platonic relationship reflected in YA.
Brooks Sherman @byobrooksI am BEGGING publishers to listen to this: "There are so few YA books in college, because publishing (as an industry) is very resistant to college stories being considered YA. But readers are begging for them." twitter.com/HEAusatoday/st…
Give me your tired, weary college freshmen. #MSWL
Melissa @mpostenIt's the thick of holiday bookselling season, and I ask myself one question over and over every day: where are the new YA books aimed at boys? 1/12
#MSWL YA Fantasy. High Concept. No central romance (Ace/Aro welcome). Think: The Novice, Ranger's Apprentice, The Last Apprentice, Cinda Wiliams Chima, James Dashner.