Agent for a day…
Today I’m responding to a question posed by YA Misfits here:
The question for today is: If you were an agent for a day, what would be on your wish list?
This is a good question because it draws me out of the constant quest of perfecting my query and trying to find the right agent. I now get to look at the issue from the other side of the coin, so to speak. What would I be looking for if I was an agent? These are the first answers that came to mind:
- Science Fiction– I love this genre and, not surprisingly, my YA novel is light science fiction. I like dystopian, futuristic, end of the world type stuff. I loved The Hunger Games Trilogy (all images courtesy of Amazon).
- Fantasy– I sometimes confuse this with science fiction but when I say fantasy I’m thinking of the Kristin Cashore books (Graceling, Fire, Bitterblue). I also LOVED the book ‘The Hero and the Crown’ by Robin McKinley.
- Historical Fiction– I wouldn’t mind seeing more of this for the YA genre. If it exists, which it must, I’m not aware of it. I loved Phillipa Gregory’s ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’, but that book is definitely not YA. I remember loving the book ‘Johnny Tremain’ by Esther Forbes back when I was a ‘young adult’ myself.
How fun would it be to look through queries and read all the wonderful ideas out there? It might not be as fun as it appears, especially after doing it for a long period of time, but still, I’d love to give it a try. Thanks to YA Misfits for posing the question. If you feel like commenting, let me know what you would want to see if you were an agent.