Angela’s debut novel, A Superior Spectre, is published in Australia and New Zealand, the UK, and in audio. It has been shortlisted for five literary awards. Her novella, Joan Smokes, won the inaugural Mslexia Novella Award. She has also published fiction and nonfiction in a range of magazines, journals and websites. You can view her author page here.
Angela has been a bookseller, professional book reviewer, editor of trade magazine Books+Publishing, and a commissioning editor and publisher who acquired and edited a range of award-winning, internationally published and bestselling titles. Angela has also taught numerous workshops and seminars on writing and publishing, and she has mentored and coached other writers all throughout her career. She has also worked with businesses, in industries ranging from space to fashion, on their web content and publications.
Angela’s main area of interest is fiction (literary and genre, including speculative, historical and crime). She loves to work on socially and politically aware fiction, including manuscripts with mental health, LGBTIQ+, feminist and environmental themes.
For individual clients, Angela specialises in ‘big picture’ editing – helping authors make decisions about character motivation, story structure, style, and themes and concerns of the manuscript. She also helps with aspects of tension, pace, and general ‘readability’ of a work.