QQQ: Science-Fiction Author Jackson Ford and the Secret First Draft 

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 Jackson Ford joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss almost giving up, being encouraged by a friend, having his first series not meet sales expectations, transitioning from … Continue reading QQQ: Science-Fiction Author Jackson Ford and the Secret First Draft 

QQQ: Young Adult Author Sarah Dass and the Pressure of Representation

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 Sarah Dass joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss letting go of a book to move forward, the importance of finishing books, her debut group, a … Continue reading QQQ: Young Adult Author Sarah Dass and the Pressure of Representation

QQQ: Book Club Fiction Author Lyn Liao Butler and Too Much Query Personalization

Queries, Qualms, & Quirks asks published authors to share their successful query letter and discuss their journey from first spark to day of publication. Women’s Fiction Author Lyn Liao Butler joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss the book that started as a blog, dissecting her favorite books to learn to write, doing … Continue reading QQQ: Book Club Fiction Author Lyn Liao Butler and Too Much Query Personalization

QQQ: Nonfiction Author Jessica P. Pryde and a Dare from Daniel José Older

Queries, Qualms, & Quirks asks published authors to share their successful query letter and discuss their journey from first spark to day of publication. Nonfiction Author Jessica P. Pryde joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss starting in fanfic, the magic of writing dates, getting an agent without querying, learning how to write … Continue reading QQQ: Nonfiction Author Jessica P. Pryde and a Dare from Daniel José Older

QQQ: Young Adult Author Lauren James and the Ten-Year Gap Year

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 Lauren James joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss having a supportive family, thinking every year this will be the year she has to get a … Continue reading QQQ: Young Adult Author Lauren James and the Ten-Year Gap Year

Middle Grade Author Payal Doshi and the Joy of Writing a Single Scene

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 Payal Doshi joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss writing Captain Planet fanfic at eight years old, putting revisions on hold to have a baby, removing … Continue reading Middle Grade Author Payal Doshi and the Joy of Writing a Single Scene

Middle Grade Author Meera Trehan and Falling Asleep on Page 75

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 Meera Trehan joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss setting a contract with yourself for writing time, the ups and downs of writing conferences, finding friends … Continue reading Middle Grade Author Meera Trehan and Falling Asleep on Page 75

QQQ: Horror Author Cynthia Pelayo and Your Person Versus Your Persona

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 Cynthia Pelayo joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss breaking stereotypes, having an MFA but not knowing how to query, separating your person from your online persona, … Continue reading QQQ: Horror Author Cynthia Pelayo and Your Person Versus Your Persona

Fantasy Author David R. Slayton and the Two Hardest Publishing Decisions

Queries, Qualms, & Quirks asks published authors to share their successful query letter and discuss their journey from first spark to day of publication. Fantasy Author David R. Slayton joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss leaving your first agent, canceling a book contract, R&R scars, writing in many genres, learning as you … Continue reading Fantasy Author David R. Slayton and the Two Hardest Publishing Decisions

QQQ: Middle Grade Author Shakirah Bourne and the Email That Will Change Your Life

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 Shakirah Bourne joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss the benefit of saying yes to everything, getting distracted from pursuing publication, being 100% confident in a … Continue reading QQQ: Middle Grade Author Shakirah Bourne and the Email That Will Change Your Life