Part 2 Angela Morrison Author Interview

CaymanSummer_Cover copyToday we continue the interview with Angela Morrison as part of her M+L Forever Blog Tour and contest. Last week we discussed her MFA education and writing process. Today we discuss her publishing and promotion experiences.

Margaret: I see that two of your books are published by Penguin Razorbill and the other two are not. Explain how you made the decision to self-publish and the process you went through to do that.

Angela: A week before SING ME TO SLEEP (March 2010) released, my editor called me and told me she was leaving Razorbill–that Friday. Razorbill had the sequel to TAKEN BY STORM, UNBROKEN CONNECTION, under consideration. I had a very stringent option clause with them. That Monday I got an email from her boss, the publisher at Razorbill, rejecting it. My agent was at a loss what to do with it. We agreed [Read more…]

Interview with Award Winning Author: Angela Morrison

Takenbystorm_Cover_frontToday our guest is author Angela Morrison as part of her M+L Forever Blog Tour. She wrote the YA novels: Taken By Storm Saga, books 1 2 & 3 as well as Sing Me to Sleep, 2010 Goodreads Choice YA Nominee.

Margaret: How has belonging to Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) helped you in your writing career?

Angela: I should be their poster child. I’d still be wandering around lost without SCBWI. I joined them when we lived in Canada. I’d published a short story in THE FRIEND magazine and felt I was ready to be a member. You don’t have to be published to join–many members aren’t–but I didn’t know that. I devoured their Bulletin and went to a local conference. Then I went to their annual conference in LA. I found a brochure for a low-residency MFA program on a table of freebies. I picked it up and noticed all the faculty had MFA’s from Vermont College. [Read more…]