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Queries, Qualms, & Quirks

Summary: Queries, Qualms, & Quirks asks published authors to share their successful query letter and discuss their journey from first spark to day of publication. Author Sarah Nicolas interviews authors of all genres about how they got started writing, their writing process, getting their book deal, and their experiences with publication.

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 Mystery Author Abby L. Vandiver and the Accidental Hybrid Author | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:43:24

Mystery novelist Abby L. Vandiver (aka Abby Collette) joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss the differences in self-publishing and traditional, being a hybrid author, acknowledging you can’t edit yourself, and learning from other authors. ✦ Wall Street Journal and USA Today best selling author, Abby L. Vandiver also writing as Abby Collette, has penned more than thirty novels and short stories. She is a hybrid author, being traditionally and self-published. Abby writes cozy mysteries and has a women's fiction book, Where Wild Peaches Grow, coming in August 2022. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio. ✦ Abby: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Abby Vandiver Amazon | Abby Collette Amazon | Bookshop: Secrets, Lies, & Crawfish Pies | A Deadly Inside Scoop | Libro.fm ✦ QQQ Home Base | Support on Patreon ✦ If links aren't clickable, find them here: http://bit.ly/qqqabby

 Middle Grade Author Waka T. Brown and the Hidden Power of Networking | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:05

Middle Grade author Waka T. Brown joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss transitioning from screenwriting to book writing, how a single hurtful rejection can almost derail your writing, finding inspiration on runs, and the importance of writing community. ✦  Waka T. Brown is graduate of Stanford University and the first American born in her family. Her debut memoir While I Was Away was published in January 2021, and her second novel Dream, Annie, Dream will be released in 2022, both through HarperCollins / Quill Tree Books. ✦  Waka: Query Text | Website | Twitter | Instagram | Amazon | Bookshop | Libro.fm  ✦  QQQ Home Base | Support on Patreon  ✦  If links aren't clickable, find them here: http://bit.ly/qqqwakatbrown

 Romance Author Denise Williams and Comparison Being the Thief of Joy | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:40:07

Romance novelist Denise Williams joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss waiting for it to be your turn, debuting during a pandemic, your worst fears coming true (and it being okay), not reading your reviews, and no trade review ever being as harsh as her young son’s feedback.  ✦ Denise: Query Text | Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Amazon | Bookshop: How to Fail at Flirting | The Fastest Way to Fall | Libro.fm  ✦ QQQ Home Base | Support on Patreon ✦ If the links aren't clickable, find them here along with the transcript: http://bit.ly/QQQdenisewilliams

 Science-fiction author Michael Mammay & Diving In Head First | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:45:26

Science Fiction author Michael Mammay joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss diving in too soon, the book that saved his writing, the power of a one-sentence compliment, and the single quality that will guarantee a writer’s success. Michael: Query Text | Website | Twitter | Facebook | Amazon | Bookshop: Planetside | Spaceside | Colonyside | Libro.fm <> QQQ Home Base | Support on Patreon <> If the links aren't clickable, find them here: http://bit.ly/qqqmichaelm 

 Historical Fantasy Author Cass Morris and The Perils of the Acquisitions Board | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:43:27

Historical fantasy author Cass Morris joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss pitching too early, the perils of the acquisitions board, accepting that some readers won’t like your book, the importance of knowing the business side of things, and being too stubborn to quit. Cass: Query Text | Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Patreon | Worldbuilding for Masochists podcast | Amazon | Bookshop: From Unseen Fire | Give Way to Night >>> QQQ Home Base | Support on Patreon >>> If links aren't clickable, find them here, along with the transcript: http://bit.ly/qqqcassm

 Welcome to Queries, Qualms, & Quirks - starting April 8th! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:01:28

Hello, I'm Sarah Nicolas and I would like to welcome you to my new podcast Queries, Qualms, & Quirks. The show will officially launch on April 8th, 2021 and will release an episode every week on Thursdays. This podcast is for authors early in their career, those who are writing their first book, and those who are querying. It's for those who are wondering what exactly a successful query letter looks like, if other authors share the same worries as them, and if anyone else has a similar writing process. Queries, Qualms, & Quirks will ask published authors to share their successful query letter and discuss their journey from when they first got bit by the writing bug to the day of publication. I will interview authors of all genres about how they got started writing, their writing process, getting their book deal, and their experiences with publication. I hope that these stories will help inspire you on your own publishing journey and remind you that you are not alone in what can be a long, complicated process and a confusing industry. Please subscribe now and look out for that first episode on April 8th. I look forward to sharing these stories with you and hope we’ll soon be able to talk about your own queries, qualms, and quirks. If you're a published author interested in appearing on the podcast, go to sarahnicolas.com and click on the image in the sidebar. That's Sarah with an h, Nicolas with no h.

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