Rena Bunder Rossner @renarossnerHey #MSWL! You know what I want? Vampires and werewolves. Shifters and fae. Adult, YA, MG. Give me escapism.
Just saying that I’ve been saying this for a looooong time. #MSWL
*Raises hand* Have ya'll forgotten the Mexican vamps I blessed you with? Reminder here: bit.ly/1KXWwn3. Anyway, I never stopped stanning vampires. Always up for non-western mythology based/POC vamps *whispers* and werewolves...#MSWL
Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesenOn this beautiful day, I am realllly in the mood for some LGBTQIA cinnamon-rolls-fall-in-love YA or MG contemporary #MSWL
Still desperate for some lgbtq cinnamon rolls! #mswl
I am tapping into 12-year-old Quressa & slowly opening my heart to MG. In the meantime, still looking for a Contemporary YA (like WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI or TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE abt two POC teens falling in love. Give me a intercultural/interracial love story! #MSWL
In MG & YA, I'm focusing on high-concept contemporary that's sweet, funny, and layered, the kind of book that deals with a couple different kinds of relationship including the MC's feelings about themselves. #MSWL
Melissa Stewart @mstewartscienceICYMI: Five Kinds of STEM-themed Nonfiction Books for Kids
#STEM #NGSS #NSTA #scicomm #tlchat #tlelem #makerspaces pic.twitter.com/AnWnliQ3m9
Melissa Edwards @MelissaLaurenEOne of my weird obsessions is Wicked Tuna, a show about tuna fishermen. I’d love a novel about a career that is essentially a whole community lifestyle. See, eg. farming, fishing, etc. #MSWL
This could be especially interesting in YA, if a kid either wants to join the family business or break free from it... #MSWL
Also for YA contemporary realistic: high-concept, epic romances—especially anything with extras like compressed timelines and other ambitious narrative risks. Experiment, innovate! Been on my #MSWL forever. Inclusive and intersectional most of all.
I love my YA contemporary list and still WANT MORE! Something a little offbeat, surreal, defffffinitely funny. Maybe surrounding a small thing/event that gets blown out of proportion/snowballs... Peculiar communities, histories... Maybe urban legends?? #MSWL
I’m still looking for my fresh take on vampires in YA, whether grounded in this world or else reimagined and renamed in a fantasy one. I’d love to see more unexpected urban fantasy in general too, with characters I’d follow anywhere. #MSWL
beth phelan @beth_phelanGonna drop a few #MSWL tweets as I’ve been going through my queries this weekend (sorry if you’re still waiting on a response—I’m getting there!) and trying to listen to what my gut is craving. I’m focusing on MG and YA, so let’s get started:
I would really love some character-driven YA fantasy that is both dark AND funny. Especially if there is a big eclectic cast and truly unique magic. Voicey characters but still high stakes and a world with details that awe, from city life to wildlife. #MSWL