By Literary Assistants
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.
I'm also actively on the look out for #upmarket fiction along the lines of Daisy Jones & The Six and/or Where the Crawdads Sing. Something with really great writing and characters that grab you instantly. #MSWL
James McGowan @jamerrsonHey #AmWriting Twitter-- I'm all caught up on submissions and dying for something good right now. Here's an up-to-date #MSWL:
I'm admittedly savoring the Tana French books I still haven't read. I'm currently reading Broken Harbor, and would love some twisty #mystery books with hard to read characters. Can be set anywhere, but I'd love a setting I've not seen before (preferably in the US). #MSWL