By Literary Assistants

James McGowan @jmcgowanbks · 12 Dec 2018

James McGowan @jamerrson

Not all of them were pubbed this year, but every one of them is *exactly* the type of story I’d like to build my list with.

I’m looking for picture books like Elise Parsley, Tammi Sauer and Ryan T Higgins. I prefer humorous, silly or witty picture books. Things kids (okay I) can read over and over again and still laugh. #MSWL

James McGowan @jmcgowanbks · 12 Dec 2018

I’ve been meaning to post some #MSWL’s for going into 2019, and thought the best way to do that is with my top 10 reads from this year.

James McGowan @jmcgowanbks · 9 Oct 2018

Send me all your dark, Halloween vibe mystery/thriller books like The Broken Girls by Simone St. James or In The Woods by Tana French #MSWL

James McGowan @jmcgowanbks · 3 Oct 2018

Across everything, Diversity is a huge priority for me and @bookendslit. I’d love to see any type of #Ownvoices across all of these genres. #MSWL

James McGowan @jmcgowanbks · 3 Oct 2018

Lastly, as a PB writer... PBs! I have a stupid sense of humor so anything funny like Elise Parsley or Jason Carter Eaton. One of my favorites is RL Stine’s LITTLE SHOP OF MONSTERS. #MSWL

James McGowan @jmcgowanbks · 3 Oct 2018

I’m also on the hunt for #YA. Less SFF more contemp & thrillers. Open to anything. Male POV would be great (not necessary). Karen McManus, Jason Reynold, Patrick Ness, Neal Shusterman #MSWL

James McGowan @jmcgowanbks · 3 Oct 2018

Also, #Mystery, #Suspense & #Thrillers. Favorites: Tana French, Jane Harper, Kim McCreight, Noah Hawley. The darker the better. Small towns, Homecomings, Unsolved Cases #MSWL

Ariel Fieldman @Ariel_Fieldman · 5 Dec 2016

YOU HAVE DIED OF DYSENTERY. Wishing for the adventure and emotion of #TheOregonTrail in book form #mswl

Ariel Fieldman @Ariel_Fieldman · 28 Nov 2016

clairvoyants/psychics in real world settings. Think "Odd Thomas" or "The Mentalist" #MSWL

Ariel Fieldman @Ariel_Fieldman · 21 Nov 2016

a dual-narrated manuscript where one half is in verse and the other in prose #MSWL

Ariel Fieldman @Ariel_Fieldman · 16 Nov 2016

On the hunt for a retelling of/a twist on Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST #MSWL

Ariel Fieldman @Ariel_Fieldman · 14 Nov 2016

non linear timelines circling 'round an unknown event/trauma #MSWL

Ariel Fieldman @Ariel_Fieldman · 10 Nov 2016

Can we do a gender bender Alice in Wonderland retelling? Please? #MSWL

Ariel Fieldman @Ariel_Fieldman · 10 Nov 2016

Follow up #MSWL a complex and flawed protagonist who the reader *almost* hates themselves for rooting for