QQQ: Young Adult Author Heidi Heilig and the Joy in Receiving Critique

"Queries Qualms & Quirks featuring Heidi Heilig" on a wooden background with a picture of Heidi in a circle and a balled up piece of paper

Queries, Qualms, & Quirks asks published authors to share their successful query letter and discuss their journey from first spark to day of publication.

Young Adult Author Heidi Heilig joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss throwing away 600+ pages, getting an offer while on bedrest, making your main character more active, the magic in rewrites, transitioning to writing solo after having a writing partner, how being a receptionist helps her writing, and writing depression accurately but keeping it active.

Heidi Heilig is the author of THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE, a historical fantasy series involving piracy, time travel, and 19th century Hawaii, and FOR A MUSE OF FIRE, a YA fantasy featuring a bipolar shadow player who can see the spirits of the dead. Heidi is bipolar herself, though when she travels through time, it is only in the usual “forward” direction.

Heidi: Query | Website | Twitter | Instagram | Amazon | Bookshop | IndieBound | Libro FM

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