In my query letter, I cited two authors/titles as comparative work. Okay, yes. Good thing to do.
Here's where the idiot part comes in:
I spelled one of the authors first name wrong. As in "Allie" instead of "Ally." I sent four of these queries out today before realizing what I did––two of whom are high on my list. I've read every book by this author, so I should've KNOWN better. It's not worth resending my query over, but if they google her based on my spelling, they'll find zip. I've worked so hard on my book, and worked for weeks on the perfect query, only to make such a boneheaded mistake.
Has anyone else goofed something up in their query? And gotten a request anyway?