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

QQQ: Historical Crime Author John Copenhaver and Finding Meaning in the Process

Queries, Qualms, & Quirks asks published authors to share their successful query letter and discuss their journey from first spark to day of publication.  Historical Crime Author John Copenhaver joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss getting an MFA, querying via snail mail, changes in the mystery genre landscape, what happens if you … Continue reading QQQ: Historical Crime Author John Copenhaver and Finding Meaning in the Process

QQQ: Science Fiction Author AJ Super and the Measured Risk That Paid Off

Queries, Qualms, & Quirks asks published authors to share their successful query letter and discuss their journey from first spark to day of publication.  Science Fiction author AJ Super joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss not getting into Pitch Wars, how far kindness can take you, a successful query letter that is … Continue reading QQQ: Science Fiction Author AJ Super and the Measured Risk That Paid Off

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