QQQ: Middle Grade Author Maria Frazer and Not Quitting Your Day Job

Queries, Qualms, & Quirks asks published authors to share their successful query letter and discuss their journey from first spark to day of publication. Middle Grade Author Maria Frazer joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss Google and Twitter University, #dvpit, figuring out her category, meeting friends through pitch contests, the importance of … Continue reading QQQ: Middle Grade Author Maria Frazer and Not Quitting Your Day Job

QQQ: Young Adult Author Derek Milman and the Last Pre-Pandemic Book Tour

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 Derek Milman joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss going from acting to writing, how his brother's bachelor party launched his writing career, meeting agents for … Continue reading QQQ: Young Adult Author Derek Milman and the Last Pre-Pandemic Book Tour

QQQ: Sci-Fi Thriller Author Rob Hart and Managing Expectations

Queries, Qualms, & Quirks asks published authors to share their successful query letter and discuss their journey from first spark to day of publication. Sci-Fi Thriller Author Rob Hart joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss realizing what books could do, the protection the writing community can provide, having your book deal canceled, … Continue reading QQQ: Sci-Fi Thriller Author Rob Hart and Managing Expectations

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

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

Communication Accessibility Accommodations

Why I'm Posting This In a conversation with by Disability in Publishing colleagues, I brought up the idea about including the following in my email signature to get their feedback: Accessibility is important to me! If you need any accommodations to make communication more accessible to you, please don't hesitate to ask.  Someone mentioned adding … Continue reading Communication Accessibility Accommodations

QQQ: Disney Author Mari Mancusi and the Longing to Go Into the Unknown

Queries, Qualms, & Quirks asks published authors to share their successful query letter and discuss their journey from first spark to day of publication.  Disney Author Mari Mancusi joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss writing romance without yet understanding what it was, how she came to write Frozen books, not being afraid … Continue reading QQQ: Disney Author Mari Mancusi and the Longing to Go Into the Unknown

QQQ: Literary Fiction Author Kirthana Ramisetti and the Twenty-Year Overnight Success

Queries, Qualms, & Quirks asks published authors to share their successful query letter and discuss their journey from first spark to day of publication.  Literary Fiction Author Kirthana Ramisetti joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss how she accidentally got a songwriter credit, an overnight success 20 years in the making, bucking trends, … Continue reading QQQ: Literary Fiction Author Kirthana Ramisetti and the Twenty-Year Overnight Success

QQQ: Mystery Author Kathleen Marple Kalb and the Headline I Can’t Actually Use

Queries, Qualms, & Quirks asks published authors to share their successful query letter and discuss their journey from first spark to day of publication. Mystery Author Kathleen Marple Kalb joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss querying in high school, getting rejections while sitting in a hospital waiting room, debuting in a pandemic, how … Continue reading QQQ: Mystery Author Kathleen Marple Kalb and the Headline I Can’t Actually Use

QQQ: Thriller Author Ashley Winstead and Eating Ice Cream in the Dark

Queries, Qualms, & Quirks asks published authors to share their successful query letter and discuss their journey from first spark to day of publication.  Thriller Author Ashley Winstead joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss dreams deferred, not getting into an MFA, feeling like a Pitch Wars Showcase failure, how much easier writing … Continue reading QQQ: Thriller Author Ashley Winstead and Eating Ice Cream in the Dark

QQQ: Romance Author Ruby Barrett and the Opportunities Disguised as Failures

Queries, Qualms, & Quirks asks published authors to share their successful query letter and discuss their journey from first spark to day of publication.  Romance Author Ruby Barrett joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss having your best friend as your first reader, Pitch Wars, learning about story structure, the importance of feedback, … Continue reading QQQ: Romance Author Ruby Barrett and the Opportunities Disguised as Failures