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

QQQ: Young Adult Author Dante Medema and the Book Auction at the End of the World

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 Dante Medema joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss having a massive earthquake the day your book goes to auction, being overwhelmed by writers conferences, knowing … Continue reading QQQ: Young Adult Author Dante Medema and the Book Auction at the End of the World

QQQ: Romance Author Farah Heron and the New Year Resolution Follow-Through

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 Farah Heron joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss the benefits of being a joiner, the problem with being Canadian, DVPit, finding your genre, the important of … Continue reading QQQ: Romance Author Farah Heron and the New Year Resolution Follow-Through

QQQ: Horror Author Jessica Lewis and the Korean Rap Editing Hack

Queries, Qualms, & Quirks asks published authors to share their successful query letter and discuss their journey from first spark to day of publication.  Horror Author Jessica Lewis joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss going from self-insert fanfiction to original fiction, the support of NaNoWriMo buddies, entering all the publishing contests, Pitch … Continue reading QQQ: Horror Author Jessica Lewis and the Korean Rap Editing Hack

QQQ: Young Adult Author Annie Sullivan and the Resurrected Manuscript

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 Annie Sullivan joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss getting two requests out of a hundred queries, why “write something new” and “don’t give up on … Continue reading QQQ: Young Adult Author Annie Sullivan and the Resurrected Manuscript

QQQ: Middle Grade Author Sarah McGuire and Threading the Needle of Confidence

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 Sarah McGuire joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss shelving a book after six years, being orphaned by your publisher, the revelation courtesy of her opera-singer … Continue reading QQQ: Middle Grade Author Sarah McGuire and Threading the Needle of Confidence