Saturday, December 8, 2012

Monday Pep Rally: Agent For a Day

Today's not actually Monday, but one of the YA Misfits linked this during the #PitchWars frenzy, and it looked like fun!

My wishlist if I was an agent for a day? Quirky, dark YA and MG.

Anything spooky, dark, or twisted would make my heart go pitter-pat. Gargoyles, ghosts... I would LOVE an American Horror Story-esque YA with great setting and voice. A MG or YA roadtrip series like Supernatural or So Weird would also be awesome. Basically, if the Midnight Society would chat it up around their campfire, I'm your girl. (Are You Afraid of the Dark?)

Pretty much any high concept second-world fantasy would make me perk up and take notice. No vampires or werewolves. Love zombies, but it would have to be really unique and pulse-racing. No love triangles unless extraordinarily well done. (Or you turned the trope on its head.) No Hard Sci-fi or High Fantasy. Thrillers are iffy, but would love a good period detective story with quirk, like Who Framed Roger Rabbit or Dick Tracy.

Anything with natural disasters...earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, floods, tsunamis, wildfires... My FAVORITE movie genre is disaster flicks, so if you can bring that same sense of scale and impending doom to a book with compelling characters? MINE.  Historical disaster re-imaginings, such as with Krakatoa or Pompeii, would also be right up my alley.

Not opposed to Contemporary, but it needs to be quirky and different, like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, or have a strong setting like a summer camp or allegedly haunted house. (Haunted summer camp!)

If you send me something campy or loveable like my favorite 80's movies (Ghostbusters, Ninja Turtles, Little Monsters, Goonies, Back to the Future) I would love you forever.

This list is pretty specific, but if I were handed one of these in my internship, I would squeal and dance and read it RIGHT THEN. In fact, I've read some pretty fantastic haunting stories for my internship and you can bet my reports were especially enthusiastic. Somebody please go write these things and then get them published so I can read them, pleeeeease?

And if you have written something like anything above and are looking for a beta or critique partner, pick me! ^_^


Now go to The YA Misfits blog and do this challenge!

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