By Literary Assistants
James McGowan @jamerrsonIt's #MSWL day! (pt. 2) (Children's Fiction)
My door will always be open to picture books, running the gamut.
Fiction, non-fiction, funny, heartwarming, STEM, arts, anything. #MSWL
I've been on a #horror kick and would love some more in my inbox. I tend to gravitate towards psychological horror, or ghost stories. #MSWL
Think Jennifer McMahon, Hill House, Paul Tremblay.
I'm not one for demons and creatures or what have you.
James McGowan @jamerrsonIt's #MSWL day, and I don't make the rules, so here I go.
Adult #Mystery, #Thriller, #Suspense-- I love my dark mysteries and thrillers along the lines of Tana French. I will never do a #MSWL without Tana French's name. Ever. I've read a ton of Ruth Ware this year, and loved it all.
James McGowan @jamerrsonHey- I've been reading a bunch of mg lately, and I did a thing. As of 1 minute ago, I'm now open to select middle grade! I'm looking for both contemporary and humorous #middlegrade fiction. Query me here: QueryMe.Online/jmcgowan #mg #MSWL
I'd love to find two types of #middlegrade fiction: books ala Jason Reynolds and Margaret Finnegan's upcoming WE COULD BE HEROES. #mg
and books that make me laugh out loud, like Aaron Blabey, and fan favorites Wimpy Kid, Dog Man. #MSWL
#WRITETIP / #MSWL—
Ilove a good 2nd person/interactive picture book and Jory John’s I WILL CHOMP YOU is one of my favorites. Buford is a little mad he got no cake, though.
My best tip for writing these: have a very… instagram.com/p/B19EaQWHPvR/…
I'm also looking for #YA! At this point, I'm leaning more towards Contemporary YA (think funny like The Field Guide to the American Teenager, or books dealing with important topics like On the Come Up or Heroine). #MSWL
I remember reading Let the Great World Spin two years ago and being amazed by it. I love fiction that follows a cast of characters through their respective stories like that. Or the way The Immortalists does it. #MSWL Bonus points for something "near-historical" like that.