Upcoming Event on August 5th

I'm joining some local authors at a library event and hope you'll stop by! I'll have copies of Crow's Rest, Capturing The Castle, and some Preston Castle prints for sale.

Capturing The Castle Book Trailer

I made a book trailer for my latest book, so check out this tour inside the pages of Capturing The Castle: Images of Preston Castle (2006-2016)



If you've bought the book (thank you!) and enjoyed it, please consider leaving a review on Goodreads and/or Amazon.

Newspaper Writeup for Capturing The Castle

My local newspaper, The Mountain Democrat, interviewed me and featured Capturing The Castle on May 26th:



"In “Capturing the Castle” Jackson’s color and black and white photographs show both Preston’s unique architecture and the types of living arrangements used for staff and wards. Ornately carved corbels and archways vie with the Spartan utility of the basement baths; ivy crawls up walls studded with hundreds of windows."--The Mountain Democrat

You can read the entire article online here and the writeup came out in time for several people to also come to my signing at Preston Castle on the 27th.



I had a great time talking to everyone about Preston Castle and my book! Plus, 30% of the proceeds from that day went directly to the Preston Castle Foundation, and they'll be carrying it in the gift shop starting next week.

Now, on to finishing the editing for the Faerie Crossed novels so they can also hit the bookshelves!

Goodreads Giveaway for Capturing The Castle



Goodreads Book Giveaway

Capturing The Castle by Angelica R. Jackson

Capturing The Castle

by Angelica R. Jackson

Giveaway ends May 27, 2017.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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To celebrate the upcoming signing at Preston Castle, I'm giving away two copies of Capturing The Castle on Goodreads! Giveaway ends the 27th

Capturing The Castle Release Plus Event

That's my sell sheet above, but I thought it would make a great announcement on here for the release of Capturing The Castle: Images of Preston Castle (2006-2016), my latest book. It's now available through Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com, and independent booksellers. You can also get a signed copy directly from me by clicking the Buy Now button on this page.

Readers of Crow's Rest, my YA UF, may recognize Preston Castle as the inspiration for the book's Warren Castle. If you'd like to see it for yourself, I'll be doing a signing at the Castle on May 27th, from 10-1. 30% of all sales that day will go the the Preston Castle Foundation, and they'll be open for tours, so it's a great way to explore Preston Castle and leave with a signed keepsake. Hope to see you there!

New book coming May 2017!


In case anyone is wondering what I've been working on lately, I've been getting a collection of my photographs ready to print. I'll be releasing it in May, but you can preorder through my IndieGoGo campaign at https://igg.me/at/Capturing-The-Castle through April 19. Then it will hit stores (through Ingram distribution) starting May 16. I'm particularly proud of this one!

Procrastination and Creativity

I turned on a TED Radio Hour podcast while I was chopping onions to freeze, and found this one on how procrastination (or more precisely, leaving things unfinished so your brain is still working on them at some level) works to boost creativity. It struck me how this particularly applies to writing, and how putting your project away for a bit gives you a new perspective when you come back. And I'm not talking about just the ability to see errors and typos that you passed by before, but on a deeper, story-building level.

For me, continuing to think about a project while not actively working on it is how I come up with dimension and layers to both characters and plot. It's a way for me to set aside those obvious, linear plot devices and come up with an unexpected twist, or see relationship dynamics between characters that I hadn't even known were there.

Well, it seems there are actual studies that have shown this is true, and Adam Grant talks about them here