senior editor, ballantine bantam dell @randomhouse . Plots murder for a living. 🔪 Unhinged plant mom. Opinions are mine. She/her.
Jean Kwok @JeanKwokMuch thanks to @meifung100 @kellyekell & the @thesundaytimes for this important article on the lack of diversity in thriller writing! twitter.com/johnmurrays/st…
This. Article. It's my entire career. My life.
PLEASE i am literally begging for more mystery/thrillers from BIPOC, queer, and neurodiverse writers. #MSWL
Run Film @OfficialRunFilmThis Mother’s Day… RUN. Watch the official trailer for #RunFilm - In theaters on May 8. pic.twitter.com/vd0gseQJli
I will always want a twisted mom book. Switched at birth. Who's your "real" mom? What does it matter? I've also been seeing some speculative robo/AI-mom stories out there with comment on guardianship, biological and not. Yes to that, too. Give me something truly sinister. #MSWL
Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein#Querytip 1) What does your character want? 2) What is standing in their way of getting it? 3) What are they going to attempt to do to overcome that obstacle (or obstacles)? The answers to these three questions should be the meat of your summary.
Jenny Chen @jennychen_jcAre we still MSWLing? I've got a few specific asks I've been dying for: (thread #MSWL)
Amy Cloughley @AmyCloughleyI am a sucker for a rich setting and for the complex characters who live in them. So give me your Deep South red dirt, your frozen Minnesota winters, or any other visceral setting that makes me feel transported, and make me care about the people who call it home. #mswl
Sami Isman @SamiIsmanOn that same note, relationships between mothers and daughters always fascinate me... think The Act or Sharp Objects (minus the Munchausen by Proxy) #MSWL
I will never not want stories about fraught mother-daughter-ships. It doesn't matter what genre I'm working in--this is KEY to what I'm looking for in stories. #MSWL
Christy Box @cboxwriterI find it disturbing that no one explains why the Tooth Fairy WANTS teeth.
She considers human teeth a valuable commodity. She must need them for something.
And if I know my fae stories, I won’t like where that’s going.
#MSWL for this life, the next, and the one after that.
Christina McDonald @Christinamac79Check out these 8 Thrillers Featuring Moms on a Mission I wrote about for @CrimeReads. #amreading #crimefiction #bibliophile
You can never underestimate the lengths a mom will go to for her child.
This is at the essence of everything I've been asking for since I was allowed to start asking for stuff (and a little before then too). #MSWL M. S. W. L.
But also, here are things I'm always looking for:
as an umbrella: the exploration of human resiliency via crime lens.
--indigenous/native protagonists #MMIW
--thriller/suspense set in a cabin in the woods
--creepy dolls and/or wells
Is it still #MSWL day? It's simple: I just want the movie PEPPERMINT in novel form. Otherwise known as a commercial domestic thriller that packs a punch, is action-packed, and tugs at the heart strings all at the same time.
Dara Kaye @DaraKayeYes, by all means, take his name.
As he lies beside you at night, the nameless one may ask "Who am I now?"
You don't respond. You cannot hear him.
As he roams the streets unrecognized, "Where's John?" his friends will ask.
Stare them down. "I am right here," you will say. twitter.com/lyzl/status/10…
Has this been #MSWL 'd yet? Gimme.
Samantha Wekstein @SWeksteinI'd like to see some villains who may not really be villainous after all. #MSWL
Me too! I fall head-over-heels for villains who aren't villains in their own eyes, and are, at their core, driven by love. Who/what does your villain love and how does that set them on a warpath? Put some blood in/on/around/all over the ms and send it my way. :) #MSWL
I just saw a book review that used the words "newspaper reporter procedural" and thank goodness someone finally put it in terms! That IS a genre, and I want all of them! #MSWL more investigative journalist/reporter procedurals!
This is a PSA! Wind River is now on @netflix. You have no excuse not to go watch it. Right. Now. Also, total #MSWL. I want a crime narrative shedding light on #MMIW. washingtonpost.com/news/worldview…