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Angelica R. Jackson is a writer, photographer, and avid naturalist living in the Sierra foothills of California. She is the author of the award-winning Faerie Crossed young adult urban fantasy series, and her photos are collected in Capturing The Castle: Images of Preston Castle (2006-2016)
Angelica R. Jackson is a writer, artist, and avid naturalist living in the Sierra foothills of California. She is currently owned by a Miniature Pinscher/Nibblonian mix named Finn.
She is an active volunteer in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators' CA North/Central region, where she most-recently served as the Social Media Coordinator (after a previous stint as the Illustrator Coordinator).
She is the author of the award-winning Faerie Crossed young adult urban fantasy series, and her photos are collected in Capturing The Castle: Images of Preston Castle (2006-2016)
Angelica R. Jackson, in keeping with her scattered Gemini nature, has published articles on gardening, natural history, web design, travel, hiking, and local history. Other interests include pets, reading, green living, and cooking for food allergies (the latter not necessarily by choice, but she’s come to terms with it). Ongoing projects include short fiction, poetry, novels, art photography, and children’s picture books.
She’s also been involved with capturing the restoration efforts for Preston Castle (formerly the Preston School of Industry) in photographs and can sometimes be found haunting its hallways. An incurable joiner, she is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (where she previously served as her region's Illustrator Coordinator and Social Media Coordinator), and several other writing organizations.
She shares a home in California's Gold Country with a husband, a Miniature Pinscher/Nibblonian mix, and far too many books (if that's even possible). She is the author of the award-winning Faerie Crossed young adult urban fantasy series, and her photos are collected in Capturing The Castle: Images of Preston Castle (2006-2016)
One-line synopsis for Capturing The Castle:
On a hilltop in Ione, California, stands an unlikely castle with fanciful turrets and soaring clock tower. This is Preston Castle, formerly known as the Preston School of Industry, which operated as a youth correctional facility from 1894 to 1960. These portraits of the Castle and its arrested decay were taken over a ten-year period by A.R.Jackson.
Back-cover copy for Capturing The Castle:
On a hilltop in Ione, California, there stands an unlikely castle with fanciful turrets and a soaring clock tower, looming over the town at its feet. This is Preston Castle, formerly known as the Preston School of Industry, which operated as a youth correctional facility from 1894 through 1960.
Fascinated by this unique building, Angelica R. Jackson has photographed its interior over a ten-year period, and learned something of its history. Meanwhile, the Preston Castle Foundation has been working to preserve and restore selected rooms, and many of these photos will take you back in time to their state of arrested decay.
One-line synopsis for Crow's Rest:
Sixteen-year-old Avery Flynn is determined to reclaim her almost-boyfriend from the Fae, with the help of the creature who stole his body in the first place.
Back-cover copy for Crow's Rest:
Avery Flynn arrives for a visit at her Uncle Tam's, eager to rekindle her summertime romance with her crush-next-door, Daniel.
But Daniel’s not the sweet, neurotic guy she remembers, and she wonders if this is her Daniel at all. Or if someone--or something--has taken his place.
Her quest to find the real Daniel, and get him back, plunges Avery into a world of Fae and changelings, where creatures swap bodies like humans change their socks, and magic lives much closer to home than she ever imagined.
One-line synopsis for Merlin's Stronghold:
When Avery is blamed for the destruction of the Border between Faerie and her own world, clearing her name will depend on convincing Merlin, the original embodiment of wild magic, to help before the devastation becomes permanent.
Back-cover copy for Merlin's Stronghold:
Just when Avery Flynn thinks she’s gaining some control over her magic, the Border between Faerie and the human world collapses in a catastrophic explosion. With waves of wild magic laying waste to Fae and human territories, the blame falls on Avery and her fiery temper.
Clearing her name will mean staying ahead of the grim Wild Huntsman on her trail, and convincing Merlin, the original embodiment of wild magic, to help before the devastation becomes permanent.
But as allies and enemies alike try to force their own agendas on her, trust does not come easily to Avery. She’ll need to set aside her doubts and accept that she can’t do this alone—before it’s too late for both worlds.
One-line synopsis for Spellmeet:
After the worlds survive near-annihilation, Avery and Lonan wind up in Spellmeet, a new border town plagued with unstable magic and technology, searching for the Sovereign of Faerie before the Court collapses into a bloody free-for-all.
Back-cover copy for Spellmeet:
Faerie and the human world may have survived near-annihilation, but that doesn’t mean everything is flowers and singalongs for the residents of the now-combined lands.
Humans are coming to terms with finding chunks of a realm they didn’t know existed dumped into their neighborhoods, plus the Fae Court is a bloody battleground for wannabe ruling families. Dropped in the middle of the chaos is Spellmeet, a Wild-West border town where refugees and opportunists try to make a living despite unstable magic and technology.
The only thing all the survivors agree on is that the fugitive Avery Flynn should pay for her part in the worlds’ devastation—which will make it that much harder for Avery and Lonan to come out of hiding and find the next Sovereign, like they promised Queen Maeve.
Meanwhile, a Fae princess named Brynn flees an arranged marriage and discovers that the unique powers that got her shunned in Faerie make her a hot commodity in Spellmeet. Too bad her toxic family can’t stand that she’s leaving them behind…
Told in dual points-of-view, this conclusion to the Faerie Crossed series answers the question, “What if it’s not all about Avery?”