QQQ: Cozy Mystery Author Mia P. Manansala and a Candle for the Ancestors

Cozy Mystery Author Mia P. Manansala joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss how a one-day writing workshop change everything, the pressure to represent your community well, the importance of a writing support network, being jealous of writing friends, and choosing the right agent for you, even if they’re not the biggest agent … Continue reading QQQ: Cozy Mystery Author Mia P. Manansala and a Candle for the Ancestors

QQQ: Romance Author Mary Ann Marlowe and the Relief of Going Hybrid

Romance novelist Mary Ann Marlowe joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss getting into Pitch Wars but not getting an agent, finally finding and losing an agent, the importance of loving the writing first, imposter syndrome, and the relief in being a hybrid author. Mary Ann lives in central Virginia where she works … Continue reading QQQ: Romance Author Mary Ann Marlowe and the Relief of Going Hybrid

QQQ: Middle Grade Author Alyson Gerber and Taking Up Space

Middle Grade author Alyson Gerber joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss separating the art from the business, gaining confidence as a writer, writing to understand your own truth, being waitlisted for your dream, and the importance of persistence.  Alyson Gerber is the author of the critically acclaimed, own-voices novels Braced and Focused … Continue reading QQQ: Middle Grade Author Alyson Gerber and Taking Up Space

QQQ: YA Author Jenn P. Nguyen and the Publishing Hail Mary

YA Author Jenn P. Nguyen  joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss fanfiction as a gateway drug, querying by mail, starting over after separating with your agent, trying for a publishing hail mary (and getting it!), and trying to like coffee. Jenn P. Nguyen is the author of THE WAY TO GAME THE … Continue reading QQQ: YA Author Jenn P. Nguyen and the Publishing Hail Mary

QQQ: Fantasy Author Rebecca Enzor and the Publishing Plot Twist

Editor and fantasy author Rebecca Enzor joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss unlearning passive voice, writing nine books before finding success, the importance of critique partners, and the surprising ending to her publishing career. Rebecca Enzor is an analytical chemist in Vancouver, WA, where she lives with her husband, two dogs, two … Continue reading QQQ: Fantasy Author Rebecca Enzor and the Publishing Plot Twist

QQQ: Mystery Author Abby L. Vandiver and the Accidental Hybrid Author

Mystery novelist Abby L. Vandiver (aka Abby Collette) joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss the differences in self-publishing and traditional, being a hybrid author, acknowledging you can’t edit yourself, and learning from other authors. Wall Street Journal and USA Today best selling author, Abby L. Vandiver also writing as Abby Collette, has … Continue reading QQQ: Mystery Author Abby L. Vandiver and the Accidental Hybrid Author

QQQ: Middle Grade Author Waka T. Brown and the Hidden Power of Networking

Middle Grade author Waka T. Brown joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss transitioning from screenwriting to book writing, how a single hurtful rejection can almost derail your writing, finding inspiration on runs, and the importance of writing community. Waka T. Brown is graduate of Stanford University and the first American born in … Continue reading QQQ: Middle Grade Author Waka T. Brown and the Hidden Power of Networking

QQQ: Romance Author Denise Williams and Comparison Being the Thief of Joy

Romance novelist Denise Williams joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss waiting for it to be your turn, debuting during a pandemic, your worst fears coming true (and it being okay), not reading your reviews, and no trade review ever being as harsh as her young son’s feedback. Denise Williams wrote her first … Continue reading QQQ: Romance Author Denise Williams and Comparison Being the Thief of Joy

QQQ: Sci-fi author Michael Mammay & Diving In Head First

Science Fiction author Michael Mammay joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss diving in too soon, the book that saved his writing, the power of a one-sentence compliment, and the single quality that will guarantee a writer’s success. Michael Mammay wrote the Planetside series, published by Harper Voyager. He is a retired army … Continue reading QQQ: Sci-fi author Michael Mammay & Diving In Head First

QQQ: Historical Fantasy Author Cass Morris and The Perils of the Acquisitions Board

Cass Morris works as a writer and educator in central Virginia. She holds a Master of Letters from Mary Baldwin University and a BA in English with a minor in history from the College of William and Mary. She reads voraciously, wears corsets voluntarily, and will beat you at MarioKart. Her debut series, The Aven … Continue reading QQQ: Historical Fantasy Author Cass Morris and The Perils of the Acquisitions Board