A Texas native, Leah moved to the east coast to pursue her dream of working in publishing. She recently graduated from Rosemont College with her B.A. in English and History, and she is currently pursuing her MA in Publishing. Leah spends her time enjoying the company of fictional characters more than people. When not in the company of fictional characters, Leah hangs out with friends and family, cooks, and catches up on movies and tv shows she is always behind on.
What she's looking for?
She's looking for YA/Crossover/Adult across the following genres:
● Fairytale retellings/reimagining
Leah loves diverse and unique work that is fast paced and has a complex cast of diverse characters. She loves a good plot twist and is a huge sucker for camaraderie, banter, and the tight-knit, family-like group of friends trope. She is pretty much a fan of all the tropes.
She loves a good romantic meet cute, coming of age, and/or self discovery story, especially in or post college. Specifically, how one’s expectations drastically differ from reality or how a recent college grad is blindsided after entering the adult world, the working force, and how they slowly manage to navigate it and get on their feet.
She is also really interested in plots that deal with the struggles of today online dating culture, about how couples deal with growth and life pulling them in two different directions, or how society’s views can impact interracial relationships. This can also apply to platonic friendships (especially F/F friendships) as she thinks they are affected in the same ways. She’d also love something realistic, raw, introspective, and family centered. Think To All the Boys I’ve Loved, Just One Day, Darius the Great is Not Okay, Someone Great with Gina Rodriguez, Pose, Midnight Library, and The Vanishing Half.
For mystery, thrillers, and suspense, She is here for the unreliable narrators! She'd also love something along the lines of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Behind Her Eyes, And Then There Were None, When No One is Watching, One of Us is Lying, and Sadie. She’d also really love a heist in the veins of Leverage, Now You See Me, or Six of Crows
For fantasy, she loves it with elements of myth and legends; preferably lesser known myths/legends i.e. Middle Eastern, Indigenous, African, and South American. She would love a fairytale retelling or re-imagining. For sci-fi, something in the vein of Red Rising, Black Mirror, The Fifth Wave, and Orphan Black. She is also searching for gothic and atmospheric horror--think Mexican Gothic, Year of the Witching, The Addams Family, The Yellow Wallpaper, Edgar Allan Poe, The Haunting of Hill House or Bly Manor, The Bloody Chamber, and Crimson Peak.
No's for her would be MG, dystopian, and non-fiction. Please no cliche romances where the plot is centered around cheating, parental disapproval, or high school drama. Give her something out of the ordinary, and conflict that’s hard hitting.
Submit to Leah: queryme.online/leahpierre
Follow her on Twitter: @leahbene