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

QQQ: Romance Author Charish Reid and the Kind of Professor She’d Like to Be

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 Charish Reid joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss writing with ADHD, getting an agent and publication offer at the same time, reading reviews, putting things in … Continue reading QQQ: Romance Author Charish Reid and the Kind of Professor She’d Like to Be

QQQ: Young Adult Author Kyrie McCauley and the Importance of Being Present

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 Kyrie McCauley joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss finding a supportive community early on, sobbing at her first edit letter, writing about tough topics, writing … Continue reading QQQ: Young Adult Author Kyrie McCauley and the Importance of Being Present

QQQ: Mystery Author Leslie Budewitz and the Lawyer to Author Pipeline

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 Leslie Budewitz joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss the lawyer to writer pipeline, Sisters in Crime, when the struggle was finding publishing information instead of curating … Continue reading QQQ: Mystery Author Leslie Budewitz and the Lawyer to Author Pipeline