BookEnds Literary Agency @bookendslit@wensday95 wants #Historicalfiction with a slight #speculative or #horror bent like Alma Katsu's THE HUNGER or Sarah Perry's THE ESSEX SERPENT
BONUS: she also wants contemp mystery/thriller where setting is integral like Jane Harper's books or Attica Locke's BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD.
While my mswl tweets have asked for a lot of doom and gloom recently, I'm also want some feel-good reads (a la DUMPLIN’ ) or a ms with a romantic comedy thread w/ substance and a fantastic hook. Sometimes I just want to cozy up w/ something that will warm my heart #MSWL
Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPixMy kid just shared an article with me about the Aztec Death Whistle, and I will never unhear that sound, and if anyone is writing something frightening and fantastical about something like this, #MSWL!
AND THEN my kid shared a link with me about the Basket Star which is the coolest creature ever, and I want it to be a benevelont space creature that everyone is afraid of but really just wants to help people or something #mswl
I am dying to read a YA romance featuring two neurodiverse characters. I want lots of tension. Maybe one character struggles to be mainstream (family expectations) and another makes it work with no ishts given. Please send this to me. #MSWL
Rowenna Miller @RowennaMHow did the bookseller in Beauty and the Beast stay in business? The whole town’s like “reading huh weird” and he just lends and gives books away to his only customer.
This is prob adult and not YA but I still totally want Beauty and the Beast from the bookseller’s POV! #mswl 👇
Jess Dallow @jldallowI’ve mentioned this before and it’s so specific, but I’m dying for a romcom that takes place at sleepaway camp. I’m talking a classic east coast sleepaway camp: 8 weeks, theater shows, color war themes, rival counselors, boating, late night swims...
local bars (if it’s counselors), dances, art, intramurals, mess hall. Take me back, please! #MSWL
Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaqueAlso, surely there is a fantasy novel featuring Grand Central as a wild nexus of portals to magical worlds? If not, I would love for an author of color to write that & send it to me. #MSWL
#MSWL. I would love this so much, especially from an author who has spent time in Grand Central and understands its nuances. Ever lost a key on the train? The lost and found has so many keys! Maybe he’s the key master to each gateway!