Angela Tung
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  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States
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Who I am:
In 2009 I quit my corporate job to pursue writing full-time. I mostly write nonfiction (personal essays and memoir) though I've started dipping my toe back into fiction waters. My work has appeared in CNN Living, The Frisky, The New York Press, and elsewhere. I'm also a blogger for Wordnik, an online dictionary, and a regular contributor to the literary zine, The Nervous Breakdown. My memoir, BLACK FISH: MEMOIR OF A BAD LUCK GIRL, is now available.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
http://angelatung.com
https://twitter.com/tung_angela
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Song of the Stranger (YA novel)
Wisdom Has a Voice: Daughters Remember Mothers (anthology)
Black Fish: Memoir of a Bad Luck Girl
My Tiger Mother and Me (anthology)
The Beautiful Anthology (forthcoming Spring 2012)
Media outlets that I currently write for:
The Frisky: http://www.thefrisky.com/
The Nervous Breakdown: http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com
Wordnik http://blog.wordnik.com/
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir, Blog Posts
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
No
Services I offer to other writers:
No
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
No
My professional associations:
AWP
American Library Association
I found out about She Writes from:
Kimberlee Auerbach

Angela Tung's Blog

The Road to Self-Publishing: Oh the Mistakes I Made!

Posted on October 28, 2011 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

It's been a week since the BlogHer Writers' Conference, and I'm still thinking about stuff.

I participated on a panel, Alternative Publishing Models: It's Not Only about the Printed Hardback. It was great fun (despite a cold and some terrible insomnia). I talked about…

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Self-Publishing: The anti-climactic launch

Posted on May 10, 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Over the weekend, I made the big announcement: my self-published memoir was now available!

I've been talking/writing about my memoir for ages.  I put excerpts on my blog, I held a contest for free copies, I showed off the cool cover.  People seemed excited.  They commented.  They "liked." They Retweeted.  Readers from sites I write for told me that they loved my work, that they couldn't get enough…

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The Road to Self-Publishing: Spending Money to Make. . .Hmmm

Posted on April 13, 2011 at 11:30am 0 Comments

In my last post, I wrote about some lessons I've learned so far as I'm getting ready to self-publish my memoir.  I recently realized something else: I'll have to spend some money.

 

Nowadays, you don't have to pay to self-publish your book unless you want an ISBN, that pesky number needed to make your book available in stores, libraries, and on Amazon. However, you don't need one to sell on Lulu or…

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The Road to Self-Publishing: What I've Learned So Far

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 3:20pm 6 Comments

I used to think self-publishing was for losers, that "vanity" presses were named so for a reason. Looking at the debate on Elle Symonds' blog post, it seems others feel - or felt - the same way. Now here I am getting ready to self-publish my memoir, and I'm having a ball.  Here's why…

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At 4:56pm on April 24, 2012, Rebecca Lane Beittel said…

I haven't been on SheWrites much lately.  Been busy doing my own "thang" I suppose.  I'm curious as to what my SheWrites friends are up to, writing-wise, though.  Right now, I'm waiting to hear back from 2 agents who have requested my full manuscript of The Time Minders.  I'm still working on Kingdoms of Blood & Magic, but not as diligently as I should, since I've been querying/submitting for the TTM, doing scads of tutoring at my daughters' school and work for our church's youth group.  How about YOU? 

At 7:43am on October 31, 2011, Kamy Wicoff said…
Great to meet you too Angela! Let me know if you ever want to share a post on the main page of SW...
At 9:03am on July 5, 2011, Totsymae said…

Angela,

 

Loved your memoir. So courageous of you to share you life this way. Your being unafraid and seeing new perspectives on how you should live your life, I say the success will come.

At 9:10am on October 29, 2010, The Salonniere said…
Loved your six word memoir. :)
At 10:55am on January 26, 2010, Gala Delmont Benatar said…
Greetings Angela,

Welcome to She Writes!

I think you'll find a great community of passionate, inspiring women writers.
Please feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions about making the most of your time on the site.

Saludos!
 
 
 

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