What Does Edgy Mean in YA?

Monday, June 15, 2015


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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Angela Render Helps Celebrate the MWA Anthology’s First Birthday

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Birthday Party for MWA’s Anthology! Maryland Writer’s Association will be celebrating the first birthday of “New Lines from the Old Line State,” an anthology of work by Maryland authors. Join us at: Cyclops Bookstore Friday 9/11 7:00 pm for a birthday party featuring talks from authors Ami Spencer, Mary Stojak, Sherry Audette Morrow, Sally Whitney, […]

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Has the Internet Changed Writing for Better or for Worse?

Monday, June 1, 2009

About every conference I attend—or even any occasion in which three or more writers happen to be talking—someone brings up the question, “Has the Internet changed writing for better of for worse?” I’m happy to say that there’s no longer any argument about whether or not the Internet has had any effect. The question remains how positive or negative.

I’m going to come down on the side of positive and here’s my defense: Acute mental self preservation.

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Baltimore 43 – A Great Convention

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Once again, I attended panels at Balticon and as always, I had a fantastic time. This year was a bit different for me, since my husband ended up in Florida for the weekend and I had my sister-in-law looking after my daughter. I was able to hang out and do all sorts of things I hadn’t been able to do in previous years, including get to talk to people and SHOP! Yes, I actually got to browse through the vendors tables this year! I approve of the new set-up for those as well.

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The Eastern Shore Writers Association Puts on a Great Conference

Monday, February 23, 2009

February 21, 2009 held the 12th annual Bay to Ocean Writers’ Conference, put on by the Eastern Shore Writers’ Association. Having now gone, it’s easy to see why it’s sold out three years in a row. A more friendly and comfortable atmosphere you couldn’t hope to find anywhere. The food was light and delicious, the classrooms and auditorium had great acoustics and the technological infrastructure to make speaking there a fantastic experience.

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Angela’s Column “Computer Business” November/December Issue Released

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The November/December issue of Writers’ Journal is now available! Pick up your copy today so you don’t miss the first segment of the three part series on Blogging. Angela’s column has run since 2007 and addresses the electronic issues concerning marketing for today’s writer.

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