Stories, through a fantastic lens
ANGELICA R. JACKSON
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Angelica grew up in Southern California but wanted to experience seasons, so at 19 she packed up and headed to Oregon. She only made it as far as Sacramento before she found an enticing bookstore job, complete with a dark-haired guy who would later become her silver-haired husband. They bought their first house on the edge of the valley before moving up in elevation in search of even more seasons, but stopped at 1500 feet because an occasional dusting of snow in winter is easier to live with.
Gardening is better at 1500 feet too, and their current home features an acre of ornamental edibles and drought-tolerant lovelies. Angelica was even featured in the Sacramento Bee for the sweet potato she grew that was larger than her own head (and had more charisma). She shares her home with an adorable Miniature Pinscher/Nibblonian mix, and if you need pictures there are approximately one billion of them on her Facebook and Instagram.
Angelica started writing for publication when she finished high school, but unfortunately the publications were not interested in the derivative science fiction stories she was producing at the time. She tackled her first novel some ten years later and published her debut, Crow's Rest, with a small press before later getting her rights back and re-releasing the book under her own Crow & Pitcher Press. She followed that up with the sequel, Merlin's Stronghold, and the final book in the series, Spellmeet.
Angelica also keeps busy with her Charming Corby Jewelry line and visual art, like the photographs collected in her book Capturing the Castle: Images of Preston Castle (2006-2016). She previously served the SCBWI CA North/Central region as Illustrator Coordinator, Social Media Coordinator, and in various other volunteer positions at their Spring Spirit Conferences.
You can see all the posts she's written on the group blog Operation Awesome by clicking here.
Interviews on the web:
Interview for Ebb Tide, 3rd place in WOW! Women on Writing's Spring 2010 Flash Fiction Contest.
Interview on The Writer Librarian blog from August 2014
Interview on The Sweet Sixteens Debut Club feature from May 2015
Hornworms, a MG short story appearing in Hunger Mountain, the VCFA Journal of the Arts
Ebb Tide, 3rd place winner of WOW! Women on Writing's Spring 2010 Flash Fiction Contest
The Devil You Know, Runner Up in WOW! Women on Writing's Spring 2020 Flash Fiction Contest
A Miner's Spirit, published for April Fool's Day 2021 (because it has a twist) on Every Day Fiction ezine
Video of Angelica's appearance on the Fantasy Authors Unveil Writing Secrets at the Placerville, California, library on Jan. 3, 2015
An interview with Angelica by host Danna Wilberg on the Story Connection TV show (taped in April 2015)