Interview with Fairfax Library Foundation’s Director of Development Abigail Fine., by Alisa Gus
This weekend, a number of CQ authors will be attending the Fairfax Library Foundation’s Barnes & Noble Bookfair. This event wouldn’t be possible without Fairfax Library Foundation’s Director of Development Abigail Fine, who met CQ managing partner Alisa Gus, when she entered a Twitter pitch event. Alisa faved the pitch, requested the full (at which […]
Interview: Marisa Siegel and Lyz Lenz of The Rumpus, by Alisa Gus
Some of you might have heard that The Rumpus has a new Editor-in-Chief and owner, Marisa Siegel. Curiosity Quills Press were recently lucky enough to get an interview with Marisa, and The Rumpus Managing Editor Lyz Lenz. Thank you ladies for joining us on the CQP blog, and agreeing to answer some of our questions! […]
Research Creep, by Nikki Tetreault
Readers and writers talk about world-building in books all the time, and the best world-building usually has the extremely realistic aspects woven into the story. This is common knowledge, what’s not common knowledge is how to dilute drugs for proper dosage, or successfully get away with murder. Which means that authors get up to some […]
Celebrating Authors Born In September, by Clare Dugmore
Happy September, everyone! For most people, school has started up again (or is about to), and summer is drawing to a close. With a couple of months until Halloween, there’s not much to celebrate right now, but we at CQ find any excuse for a slice of cake (or three!). So we’d like to raise […]
That’s Right. Mermaids., by Nikki Tetreault
The best thing about being in the publishing industry, whether you’re an author or publisher, is that you have the option of being a mermaid. That’s right, we have mermaids at CQ. Exhibits A through F.  
An Author’s Guide to Making the Most of SDCC, by Private: Andrew Buckley
Gather round my geeky friends and listen as I spin a tale of adventure and opportunity . . .   San Diego Comic Con International has evolved from a straight up comic book convention to a relative smorgasbord of geek culture mayhem. We’re talking comic books, movies, television, novels, webisodes, parties, panels, Q&A, screenings, interactive […]
Cuteness Overload, by Nikki Tetreault
Just in case you needed a little pre-TGIF procrastination, here are some of CQ’s favorite writing companions!
Mistakes Authors Make at Events (And How To Avoid Them), by Nikki Tetreault
Not knowing how to pitch your book This seems obvious, but I can’t count how many times I have asked an author to tell me about there book, and received, “Um, I don’t know, it’s a sci-fi love story blah blah”. If you are speaking about your book, the words um, I don’t know, typical, […]
Author Ghost Stories: Knock. Knock. Knock., by Clare Dugmore
Knock. Knock. Knock. by J.E. Anckorn This Halloween, Curiosity Quills authors are spreading the spookiness by sharing their own personal paranormal experiences. Get haunted with these bone-chilling blogs, or post your own! #myghoststory. My bedroom. The early ‘90s. I’m fourteen. Normally I’d paint you the scene using subtler brushstrokes – Hey! I’m wearing a bucket hat […]
Author Ghost Stories: Hello Poppa, by Nikki Tetreault
Hello Poppa by Michael Cristiano This Halloween, Curiosity Quills authors are spreading the spookiness by sharing their own personal paranormal experiences. Get haunted with these bone-chilling blogs, or post your own! #myghoststory. We called my maternal grandpa Poppa and he died in 2001 when I was ten years old. His death was sudden: into the hospital […]