Southwestern, Ontario, Canada
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Writing under my maiden name Renee Angers - I'm a Canadian (very proud one)
writer of mainstream fiction, although my style leans in a slightly grittier direction than
most conventional mainstream; My work has been categorized as urban fiction, noir
without the detectives, and in some cases even dark comedy and (Horatian) satire.
Creatively I began as a musician playing bass, guitar, and drums, as well as
composing for a multitude of bands over the years. It was in 1999 when a song I had
written transformed into my first novel Wasted Land which was contracted for a five
year run with a small indie publisher based out of Washington. For a decade
afterward I worked on staff for several local entertainment periodicals (Vox, Upfront
Magazine, The City Crow) writing commentaries, reviews, and informative pieces on
the art community, as well as founded and headed up the literary periodical New
Graffiti (r.trademark and registered business) (NOT to be confused with the very
recent appearance of new graffiti Publishing at WordPress). During my time with NG
the zine, I gained valuable experience not only writing, but editing and working
behind the scenes of the publishing industry. It also granted me the wonderful
opportunity of working with and managing a staff of writers and gave me the
enormous pleasure of landing interviews with such names as John Martin of Black
Sparrow Press (publisher responsible for discovering acclaimed poet and author
Charles Bukowski), and Steve Albini of 80's/90's punk band Big Black, and recording
engineer (Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Pixies, etc). It was also during this time that I
wrote several additional novels, two of which are currently published with Mushroom
Publishing and Bladud Books: Ice and a Curious Man, and The Garden.
Presently I reside and can still be found writing and running my portrait and tattoo
studio (www.newgraffiti.ca) in Southwestern Ontario.
NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT MATERIAL TO ME ASKING ME TO PUBLISH
YOUR WORK - I AM NO LONGER PUBLISHING OR ACTING AS AN AGENT.
Published writer: Yes