Natascha Morris’s #MSWL Madness

  • By: BookEnds | Date: Mar 20 2018

I usually tweet my #MSWL when the thought pops into my head or I am sitting at the docotor’s. So for the first time ever, I’ve been asked to compile (some) of my many #MSWL wants.

Just in case I miss anything, search on Twitter using #MSWL @socalledyalife. So without further ado, here are the ideas, images, and songs that are inspiring my #MSWL post


-A contemporary featuring professional mermaids.

-A lush fantasy. I love books like The Ember in the Ashes, Crown Duel, The Winner’s Curse, and many others. This is one area I am very picky on right now, but since fantasy will always be my favorite, it will always have a place on my #MSWL.

-I love the chemistry between Jax Teller and Tara Knowles in Season 1 of Sons of Anarchy. I’ve also really loved the idea of feuding families, ala Romeo and Juliet. So give me intensity, and mismatched lovers.

-If anyone has ever watched Grantchester, nothing is more exciting than the restrained love of Sydney has for Amanda. So much emotion is conveyed in a simple hand hold or look. I love a slow burn romance and I am dying to seeing a romance that conveys so much in so little physical interaction.

From my #AuditoryMSWL

This is My Idea from Swan Princess

Run the World by Beyonce

Everybody Wants to Rule the World (the Lorde Cover)

YA or MG:

-One of my favorite books is R is for Rebel. I love fantasy that is grounded in the history of our world. I am not looking for magical history, but fantasy that pulls from our history.

-Historical fiction. I love historical fiction, but it can very hard to pull that voice off. So I am naturally very picky on this one.

-Stories about first generation immigrants facing the weirdness of being stuck between two cultures. As a first gen, this is something I deal with all the time and I know it has universal appeal, no matter your culture.

PBs and Illustrators:

So this is where my #VisualMSWL on Pinterest will come in.

(c) by Scott Gwynn

(c) by Celine Kim

(c) by Charles Santoso

(c) by Amelie Flechais

(c) by Cale Atkinson

(c) by Olga Demidova

(c) by Emma Haines

(c) by Gediminas Pranckevicius

For picture books, I am open to seeing almost everything.

For illustrators, I love bright colors and texture in the work.


One response to “Natascha Morris’s #MSWL Madness”

  1. Avatar Bellamy Gayle says:

    Love those illustrations. How nice to have a “hand” in getting them to market.