I am currently looking for
Young adult and middle-grade fiction, along with general and women's fiction and some memoir.  Books that are moving and/or hilarious are especially welcome.  I am NOT interested in picture books, science fiction, or high fantasy (though I am open to paranormal elements), category romance (though romantic elements are welcome), non-fiction, or in books that feature graphic violence.

Some recent favorite titles on my shelf include

SEARCHING FOR CALEB by Anne Tyler, JUST LISTEN by Sarah Dessen, PAPER TOWNS by John Green, THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE by Audrey Niffeneger, TWENTIES GIRL by Sophia Kinsella, THE GRAVEYARD BOOK by Neil Gaiman, SHUG by Jenny Han, and DOING IT by Melvin Burgess.  I also admit to watching many, many chick flicks.

To Submit  
Please email a query to marie.jdlit@gmail.com and put "Query" in the subject line of your email.

For queries regarding children's and adult fiction, please send the first twenty pages in the body of your email, along with a one-paragraph bio and a one-paragraph synopsis.

For queries regarding a non-fiction book, please attach the entire proposal as a Word document (the proposal should include a sample chapter), along with a one-paragraph bio and a one-paragraph synopsis of your book in the body of your email.