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 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.

Young Adult Author Carolyn Tara O’Neil and a Passion for SettingsYoung Adult Author Margie Fuston and Proving Vampires are RealScience-Fiction Author Jackson Ford and the Secret First DraftYoung Adult Author Sarah Dass and the Pressure of RepresentationBook Club Fiction Author Lyn Liao Butler and Too Much Query PersonalizationNonfiction Author Jessica P. Pryde and a Dare from Daniel José OlderYoung Adult Author Lauren James and the Ten-Year Gap YearMiddle Grade Author Payal Doshi and the Joy of Writing a Single SceneMiddle Grade Author Meera Trehan and Falling Asleep on Page 75Horror Author Cynthia Pelayo and Your Person Versus Your PersonaFantasy Author David R. Slayton and the Two Hardest Publishing DecisionsMiddle Grade Author Shakirah Bourne and the Email That Will Change Your LifeMiddle Grade Author Maria Frazer and Not Quitting Your Day JobYoung Adult Author Derek Milman and the Last Pre-Pandemic Book TourSci-Fi Thriller Author Rob Hart and Managing ExpectationsYoung Adult Author Heidi Heilig and the Joy in Receiving CritiqueDisney Author Mari Mancusi and the Longing to Go Into the UnknownLiterary Fiction Author Kirthana Ramisetti and the Twenty-Year Overnight SuccessMystery Author Kathleen Marple Kalb and the Headline I Can’t Actually UseThriller Author Ashley Winstead and Eating Ice Cream in the Dark