Courtney Stevenson

Editor

HarperCollins

Associate editor & nerd at Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins. Aggressive book lender decked out in cozy sweaters. Can I pet your dog? She/her. (Thoughts are mine.)

Courtney Stevenson
@courtney_ps
Editor
Associate editor & nerd at Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins. Aggressive book lender decked out in cozy sweaters. Can I pet your dog? She/her. (Thoughts are mine.)
17 MSWL
Courtney Stevenson
@courtney_ps
Editor
Associate editor & nerd at Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins. Aggressive book lender decked out in cozy sweaters. Can I pet your dog? She/her. (Thoughts are mine.)
17 MSWL
Courtney Stevenson
@courtney_ps
Editor
Associate editor & nerd at Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins. Aggressive book lender decked out in cozy sweaters. Can I pet your dog? She/her. (Thoughts are mine.)
17 MSWL
Courtney Stevenson
@courtney_ps
Editor
Associate editor & nerd at Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins. Aggressive book lender decked out in cozy sweaters. Can I pet your dog? She/her. (Thoughts are mine.)
17 MSWL
Courtney Stevenson
@courtney_ps
Editor
Associate editor & nerd at Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins. Aggressive book lender decked out in cozy sweaters. Can I pet your dog? She/her. (Thoughts are mine.)
17 MSWL

And my weirdest, ~vibey~ wishes: fierce mothers, not-quite-humanness, houses of ill repute, body weirdness, punk rock, craftsmanship, Over the Garden Wall-ish, grotesqueries, cowboys (any gender), seafaring (feminine), convents (hijinks), and characters who remind me of Roy Kent.

Courtney Stevenson
@courtney_ps
Editor
Associate editor & nerd at Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins. Aggressive book lender decked out in cozy sweaters. Can I pet your dog? She/her. (Thoughts are mine.)
17 MSWL

Some more specific interests: Religious faith and/or grappling as a lens on coming of age, generational stories, old timey cities, family secrets, hauntings, mistakes that were meant to happen, and optimism in spite of it all.

Courtney Stevenson
@courtney_ps
Editor
Associate editor & nerd at Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins. Aggressive book lender decked out in cozy sweaters. Can I pet your dog? She/her. (Thoughts are mine.)
17 MSWL

Courtney Stevenson @courtney_ps

I am taking a good chunk of much-needed vacation time this week, and looking forward to fitting in a lot of fun reading over the holiday. But when I’m back, I would love to dive in on new submissions! Here’s my #mswl these days:

Elements I’m always looking for: Historical fiction that reaches across the years (particularly stories we don’t see enough), family dynamics, settings as character, interesting narrative formats, clever humor, and writing that pulls you along to the next page.

Courtney Stevenson
@courtney_ps
Editor
Associate editor & nerd at Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins. Aggressive book lender decked out in cozy sweaters. Can I pet your dog? She/her. (Thoughts are mine.)
17 MSWL
Courtney Stevenson
@courtney_ps
Editor
Associate editor & nerd at Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins. Aggressive book lender decked out in cozy sweaters. Can I pet your dog? She/her. (Thoughts are mine.)
17 MSWL
Courtney Stevenson
@courtney_ps
Editor
Associate editor & nerd at Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins. Aggressive book lender decked out in cozy sweaters. Can I pet your dog? She/her. (Thoughts are mine.)
17 MSWL

#MSWL: Sister Rosetta Tharpe. That’s it that’s the tweet.

Courtney Stevenson
@courtney_ps
Editor
Associate editor & nerd at Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins. Aggressive book lender decked out in cozy sweaters. Can I pet your dog? She/her. (Thoughts are mine.)
17 MSWL

Ever rediscover a song and spend the whole evening bopping along to free-thinking women, the ways people can get different lessons from the same teachings, and how love is always > judgment?

Anyway, #mswl. m.youtube.com/watch?v=8CcGSJ…

Courtney Stevenson
@courtney_ps
Editor
Associate editor & nerd at Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins. Aggressive book lender decked out in cozy sweaters. Can I pet your dog? She/her. (Thoughts are mine.)
17 MSWL

Just told my boyfriend/personal DJ to play something “fun but thoughtful.” And, honestly? #mswl, always.

Courtney Stevenson
@courtney_ps
Editor
Associate editor & nerd at Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins. Aggressive book lender decked out in cozy sweaters. Can I pet your dog? She/her. (Thoughts are mine.)
17 MSWL

Put my summer Friday to good use yesterday, and finally visited @Weeksville, the remaining houses from one of the first free black settlements, right in the middle of Brooklyn. Highly recommend for my fellow history nerds. (Also, #mswl in a big way.)

Courtney Stevenson
@courtney_ps
Editor
Associate editor & nerd at Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins. Aggressive book lender decked out in cozy sweaters. Can I pet your dog? She/her. (Thoughts are mine.)
17 MSWL

Someone please write me a book (I’m thinking MG) that makes me feel the same things as listening to “Through Heaven’s Eyes” from Prince of Egypt and “Where You Are” from Moana. #mswl

Courtney Stevenson
@courtney_ps
Editor
Associate editor & nerd at Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins. Aggressive book lender decked out in cozy sweaters. Can I pet your dog? She/her. (Thoughts are mine.)
17 MSWL
Courtney Stevenson
@courtney_ps
Editor
Associate editor & nerd at Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins. Aggressive book lender decked out in cozy sweaters. Can I pet your dog? She/her. (Thoughts are mine.)
17 MSWL

"The history of capitalism...with dragons!" -@TealArcadi (#MSWL tbh.)

Courtney Stevenson
@courtney_ps
Editor
Associate editor & nerd at Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins. Aggressive book lender decked out in cozy sweaters. Can I pet your dog? She/her. (Thoughts are mine.)
17 MSWL