P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 13 Dec 2018

"Illustrated picture books (by professional illustrators) that are high concept and character-driven or nonfiction-based.” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation/

James McGowan @jamerrson · 12 Dec 2018

It has taken me all week to nail down my top 10 reads of 2018, but I’ve finally done it. Send me your thoughts/Send me your top books!

James McGowan @jamerrson · 12 Dec 2018

Send me your #ownvoices and diverse books! I want to read your stories. I want to be a part of bringing them to shelves.

James McGowan @jamerrson · 12 Dec 2018

In Mystery, Tana French is my favorite. I’d love mysteries with writing elevated to her level, but really I’m looking for ANYTHING in mystery. From procedurals to regular old mysteries, psychological thrillers. Suspense like Susan Furlong!(Excluding spy books, please). #MSWL

James McGowan @jamerrson · 12 Dec 2018

In Literary/Upmarket Fiction, I’m looking mainly for books that explore families like Sing, Unburied, Sing (or groups, like Station Eleven) #MSWL

James McGowan @jamerrson · 12 Dec 2018

James McGowan @jamerrson

I also love speculative elements that run the gamut from DRY to STRANGER THINGS. Ultimately, I like stories grounded in our reality, no matter a spec element. #MSWL

I’m dying (heh) to find a thriller author like BookEnds’ very own Amanda Searcy or Karen McManus. Twisty and dark. Bonus points for something as unputdownable as Watch You Burn’s fire obsessed Jenny! #MSWL

James McGowan @jamerrson · 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 @jamerrson · 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.