QQQ: Picture Book Author Kira Bigwood and Taking an Opposite Action

Queries, Qualms, & Quirks asks published authors to share their successful query letter and discuss their journey from first spark to day of publication.  Picture Book Author Kira Bigwood and Taking an Opposite Action Picture Book Author Kira Bigwood joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss querying for eight years, how many picture … Continue reading QQQ: Picture Book Author Kira Bigwood and Taking an Opposite Action

QQQ: Mystery Author Kellye Garrett and Kicking the Door Open

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 Kellye Garrett joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss getting an agent offer at a bar, Pitch Wars, when your publisher abruptly shuts down, writing a book … Continue reading QQQ: Mystery Author Kellye Garrett and Kicking the Door Open

QQQ: Middle Grade Author Deva Fagan and the Long Dark Night of the Soul

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 Deva Fagan joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss having a contract cancelled, leaving multiple agents, feeling like a failure despite selling three books, how referrals … Continue reading QQQ: Middle Grade Author Deva Fagan and the Long Dark Night of the Soul

QQQ: Speculative Fiction Author EJ Wenstrom and Selling a Dystopian in a Dystopia

Speculative Fiction author EJ Wenstrom joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss taking a chance on a small press, not being too precious with your work, the zero draft method, not staying with an agent who’s not a good fit, writing off trend, and positive ADHD representation. E. J. Wenstrom believes in complicated … Continue reading QQQ: Speculative Fiction Author EJ Wenstrom and Selling a Dystopian in a Dystopia

QQQ: Science Fiction Author Mike Chen and the Sports Reporter to Novelist Pipeline

Science Fiction Author Mike Chen  joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss resurrecting shelved novels, querying transitioning from paper to digital, going to acquisitions five times in 20 months, releasing a pandemic book just before a pandemic started, acquisitions nerves, drafting in layers, and getting better with every attempt.  Mike Chen is the … Continue reading QQQ: Science Fiction Author Mike Chen and the Sports Reporter to Novelist Pipeline

QQQ: Thriller Author Tammy Euliano and Putting Yourself Out There

Thriller Author Tammy Euliano joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss putting yourself out there, getting killer author blurbs, the way writing is harder than being a doctor, the exercise that gets her unstuck, and the importance of writing community  Tammy’s writing is inspired by her day job as a physician, researcher and … Continue reading QQQ: Thriller Author Tammy Euliano and Putting Yourself Out There

QQQ: MG Author Adrianna Cuevas and the Successful Conference Pitch

Middle Grade author Adrianna Cuevas joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss writing for a specific audience, the kindness of other writers, making massive revisions, writing with the television on, and fear of not being good enough.Adrianna Cuevas is the author of the Pura Belpre honor book The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez … Continue reading QQQ: MG Author Adrianna Cuevas and the Successful Conference Pitch

QQQ: Historical Romance Author Royaline Sing and Her Literary Agent Sara Megibow

Historical romance author Royaline Sing and her literary agent Sara Megibow join Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss querying an agent with a publication offer in-hand, Sara’s normal submission-reading process, finding the time to write, breaking the rules, trusting your partners, and surprises being the norm in the publishing industry. Royaline Sing writes … Continue reading QQQ: Historical Romance Author Royaline Sing and Her Literary Agent Sara Megibow

QQQ: Picture Book Author Tara Lazar and Rebelling Against Routine

Picture Book Author Tara Lazar joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss how to do picture book market research, writing in between wiping baby butts, publishing surprises, coming up with book titles before anything else, figuring out what works for you, and not having a writing schedule. Street magic performer. Award-winning ice sculptor. … Continue reading QQQ: Picture Book Author Tara Lazar and Rebelling Against Routine

QQQ: Contemporary Fiction Author Suzanne Park and A Thousand Rejections

Contemporary Fiction Author Suzanne Park joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss going to acquisitions (multiple times) without getting a book deal, repurposing life stories for fiction, the impact writing for standup has on her novels, the lack of a linear path after Pitch Wars, and amassing a thousand rejections. Suzanne Park is … Continue reading QQQ: Contemporary Fiction Author Suzanne Park and A Thousand Rejections