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Queries, Qualms, & Quirks
Queries, Qualms, & Quirks
Sarah Nicolas

Queries, Qualms, & Quirks asks published authors to share their successful query letter and discuss their journey from first spark to day... more

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Episodes

Horror Author Jessica Lewis and the Korean Rap Editing Hack

Horror Author Jessica Lewis joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss going from self-insert fanfiction to original fiction,... more

28 Oct 2021 · 19 minutes
Young Adult Author Annie Sullivan and the Resurrected Manuscript

Young Adult Author Annie Sullivan joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss getting two requests out of a... more

21 Oct 2021 · 35 minutes
Middle Grade Author Sarah McGuire and Threading the Needle of Confidence

Middle Grade Author Sarah McGuire joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss shelving a book after six years,... more

14 Oct 2021 · 41 minutes
Historical Crime Author John Copenhaver and Finding Meaning in the Process

Historical Crime Author John Copenhaver joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss getting an MFA, querying via snail... more

07 Oct 2021 · 38 minutes
Science Fiction Author AJ Super and the Measured Risk That Paid Off

Science Fiction author AJ Super joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss not getting into Pitch Wars, how... more

30 Sep 2021 · 29 minutes
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... more

23 Sep 2021 · 29 minutes
Mystery Author Kellye Garrett and Kicking the Door Open

Mystery Author Kellye Garrett joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss getting an agent offer at a bar,... more

16 Sep 2021 · 35 minutes
Middle Grade Author Deva Fagan and the Long Dark Night of the Soul

Middle Grade author Deva Fagan joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss having a contract cancelled, leaving multiple... more

09 Sep 2021 · 38 minutes
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... more

02 Sep 2021 · 42 minutes
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... more

26 Aug 2021 · 40 minutes
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... more

19 Aug 2021 · 35 minutes
Middle Grade 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... more

12 Aug 2021 · 45 minutes
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... more

05 Aug 2021 · 42 minutes
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... more

29 Jul 2021 · 43 minutes
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... more

22 Jul 2021 · 46 minutes
Romance Author Kait Ballenger and the Literal Elevator Pitch

Romance novelist Kait Ballenger joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss not meeting publisher's sales expectations,  writing on... more

15 Jul 2021 · 42 minutes
Mystery Author Susan Elia MacNeal and Rolling with the Punches

Mystery Author Susan Elia MacNeal joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss almost giving up, how being a... more

08 Jul 2021 · 29 minutes
Middle Grade author Laura Segal Stegman and Finding Peace with Your Path

Middle Grade author Laura Segal Stegman joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss dozens of revisions over 28... more

01 Jul 2021 · 44 minutes
Young Adult Author Angeline Boulley and a Decades-Long Journey

Young Adult Author Angeline Boulley joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss waiting 28 years to write the... more

24 Jun 2021 · 38 minutes
Literary Fiction Author Catherine Adel West and There Is No Morning Dew (Yet)

Literary Fiction Author Catherine Adel West  joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss the dangers of pitching your... more

17 Jun 2021 · 39 minutes
Cozy Mystery Author Mia P. Manansala and a Candle for the Ancestors

Cozy Mystery Author Mia P. Manansala joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss how a one-day writing workshop... more

10 Jun 2021 · 48 minutes
Romance Author Mary Ann Marlowe and the Relief of Going Hybrid

Romance novelist Mary Ann Marlowe joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss getting into Pitch Wars but not... more

03 Jun 2021 · 37 minutes
Middle Grade Author Alyson Gerber and Taking Up Space

Middle Grade author Alyson Gerber joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss separating the art from the business,... more

27 May 2021 · 36 minutes
YA Author Jenn P. Nguyen and the Publishing Hail Mary

YA Author Jenn P. Nguyen joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss fanfiction as a gateway drug, querying... more

20 May 2021 · 37 minutes
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... more

13 May 2021 · 34 minutes
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... more

06 May 2021 · 43 minutes
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... more

29 Apr 2021 · 36 minutes
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,... more

22 Apr 2021 · 40 minutes
Science-fiction 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... more

15 Apr 2021 · 45 minutes
Historical Fantasy Author Cass Morris and The Perils of the Acquisitions Board

Historical fantasy author Cass Morris joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss pitching too early, the perils of... more

08 Apr 2021 · 43 minutes
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Historical Fantasy Author Cass Morris and The Perils of the Acquisitions Board
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Historical fantasy author Cass Morris joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss pitching too early, the perils of the acquisitions... more