Angela Render

I write nonfiction, poetry, and fiction in genres including fantasy, science-fiction, and historical fiction. My current project is a YA entitled Song of the Lost Clan.

This site contains pictures, articles, short stories, and poems about a wide range of topics.

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My Books

Song of the Lost Clan
Song of the Lost Clan is a young adult novel that has been described as Watership Down meets Lord of the Flies only about elephants. It's a version of events told from the elephants' point of view.

Coming Soon.

Visit the Song of the Lost Clan Website.

Digital Age Marketing: A Practical Workbook for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs by Angela RenderDigital Age Marketing: A Practical Workbook for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs
This book demystifies marketing in the Digital Age - the possibilities and the possesses. It helps you identify which places to concentrate your efforts, and teach you how to evaluate the effectiveness of your campaigns.
Marketing For Writers by Angela RenderMarketing for Writers: A Practical Workbook, Expanded 2nd Edition
Whether you're looking to self-publish or pursue a traditional publishing path, Marketing for Writers will guide you with tested concepts and worksheets that will help pave your road to publishing success.

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What Does Edgy Mean in YA? Part II: The Evolution of Edgy

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After coming up with a working concept of what YA market-speak “edgy” meant, I went back to my observations regarding the books I read as a young adult—back when we walked a mile to school in six feet of snow uphill both ways—and those now available to my daughter.

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The Cicadas Are Coming – Poem Song

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A fun little song inspired by the empty cicada shell left grasping the tree trunk. I remember playing with those things as a kid and who can ever forget the unique sound they make. Enjoy!

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What Does Edgy Mean in YA?

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This series was inspired by a comment from my agent. He’d been shopping around my novel, Song of the Lost Clan with positive feedback, but no sale. The time had come for a conversation on how to make it a better fit into either a Mid-Grade (MG) market or possibly a Young Adult (YA) market. The comment that inspired this series was that in order for my novel to appeal to a YA market, it needed to be “edgier.”

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