Editor at Dial BFYR. I spend a lot of time thinking about how things—words, streets, yarn, and food—fit together. Tweets are mine.
Dana Chidiac @chidiaqianThis is extremely true, and I think it’s the center of my constant #mswl for friend romance: it’s more about the characters getting to Be than about the HEA twitter.com/alyssajennette…
Alyssa Jennette is closed to queries! @AlyssaJennetteI've been thinking about the effectiveness and payoff of THOI's arc/ending, and I think what I love about it is that it's VERY romantic, but not A Romance. (Nothing against romance, to be clear!) I like the hopeful contentment of the next step versus perfect fulfillment of HEA. twitter.com/AlyssaJennette…
This is extremely true, and I think it’s the center of my constant #mswl for friend romance: it’s more about the characters getting to Be than about the HEA
Anything about language, whether that's visual (I once saw an internet thing where the animals were made out of Arabic script 🤯) or a plot thing (about an English language learner? About... spelling???? 👀) or a nonfiction thing (hello emojis). #mswl
Dana Chidiac @chidiaqianIf I've fumblingly tried to describe my picture book #mswl to you ("I'm so tired of kindness!"), this tweet from @booktoss does it perfectly. twitter.com/booktoss/statu…
Welcome to 2020, publishing! Agent friends, here’s a #mswl thread for pinning and perusing and adding to all year.
Forever, I’m looking for PB, MG, and YA, especially by underrepresented creators, especially contemporary fiction that leads with joy.
Dr. Laura M. Jimenez @booktossI’ve seen a lot of requests for books about kindness lately. Today I saw a list focused on kindness.
where are the lists of picturebooks focused on power, privilege & social justice? kindness feels like someone saying “calm down” when the house is on fire. pic.twitter.com/NzbGzUcTAV
Dana Chidiac @chidiaqianThe existence of this show is the most important news of my twitter hiatus.
Also, when I say "YA about religion" on my #mswl, I mean books that handle religion the way this show does: as one part of the push-pull of regular life, as one part of figuring out the complicated shape of the world
Molly O'Neill @molly_oneillThe bravest books about faith IMHO don't demand a certain response or conclusion from their readers, but instead give *the very questions themselves* to teens, then honor/respect the ways in which young people grapple/wrestle/engage with them & make space for answers that emerge.
YA about religion and faith is on my permanent #mswl because faith and growing up are both about Big Questions—finding them, answering them (or not), and living anyway.
Saba Sulaiman @agentsabai grew up embracing the term "tomboy" and its related aesthetics because it was the only way i had to express my rejection of traditional gender roles. this fantastic essay is probing, necessary, and calls into question why labels, while divisive, can be empowering as well. #MSWL twitter.com/akkabah/status…
oooh if this #mswl comes true, me please!