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

Announcing: Queries, Qualms, & Quirks

I'm launching a new weekly podcast on April 8th! Queries, Qualms, & Quirks asks published authors to share their successful query letter and discuss their journey from first spark to day of publication. Author Sarah Nicolas interviews authors of all genres about how they got started writing, their writing process, getting their book deal, and … Continue reading Announcing: Queries, Qualms, & Quirks