Manuscript Wishlist

I would love to edit books like these ones!

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INKHEART

by Cornelia Funke

Inkheart is full of magic, fantastic characters, and gripping adventures. Bonus: it's a book about books!

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THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA

by TJ Klune

If you need a cozy, quirky story full of lovable characters and a sweet queer romance, this is it!

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GIDEON THE NINTH

by Tamsyn Muir

This series is one of a kind. It's morbid and visceral but also tender and hilarious. Muir's writing is brilliant.

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EAST

by Edith Pattou

East is an enchanting fairy tale retelling. Rose has a beautiful spirit, and the imagery of the frozen North is incredibly immersive.

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SIX OF CROWS

by Leigh Bardugo

The plot of Six of Crows is fast-paced and engaging, and the characters are at the heart of the story.

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THE FIFTH SEASON

by N.K. Jemisin

N.K. Jemisin is the queen of world building, and the magic system in this series is breathtaking.

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THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE

by Samantha Shannon

Feudal European-style fantasy can be good but is overdone. Shannon takes some tropes in this genre and flips them on their heads.

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THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE

by Katherine Arden

Fantasy grounded in mythology can be magical. Arden's writing is beautiful and her stories sweep readers away.

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SPOILER ALERT

by Olivia Dade

A swoony romance between a cosplayer and a celebrity full of fan fiction blurbs and script snippets. Plus fat positivity and steaminess! 

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IRON WIDOW

by Xiran Jay Zhao

Xiran Jay Zhao knocks it out of the park with this intense mix of sci-fi and Chinese history. Bonus: a beautiful polyamorous relationship!

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LEGENDS AND LATTES

by Travis Baldree

Such a sweet, gentle story set in a world perfect for D&D lovers. Follow Viv as she retires from campaigning to build a cafe!

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RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE

by Casey McQuiston

A steamy open-door romance between Henry—an English prince—and Alex—the first son of the United States. Political drama in the best way!

WHAT I LIKE TO SEE:

  • Strong sense of place

  • Complex characters

  • Ensemble casts

  • Amazing friendships

  • Queer relationships

WHAT I DON'T LIKE TO SEE:

  • Gratuitous violence, sexism, racism, or ableism

  • Rape

  • Animal abuse

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