QQQ: Non-fiction author Catherine Baab-Muguira and Literary Wisdom from Kevin Bacon

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

Non-fiction author Catherine Baab-Muguira joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss 12 years of querying, the worst feedback she’s received, rewriting her book proposal top to bottom three times, how doing things wrong is the process, and the village that raised her book.

Catherine Baab-Muguira is a writer and journalist who has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, Slate, CNBC and NBC News. A frequent podcast and radio guest, with appearances on NPR and Lifehacker’s Upgrade, she lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband and toddler. Her first book, Poe for Your Problems: Uncommon Advice from History’s Least Likely Self-Help Guru, was released by Hachette in 2021 and won the International Poe Festival’s Saturday “Visiter” Award in 2022.

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