Jacqui Castle

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Jacqui Castle is a professional freelance writer and first-time novelist. She lives and writes in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina.

Jacqui's debut book, The Seclusion, is a Kirkus Reviews Best Science Fiction Book of September 2018 and a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Finalist.

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Jacqui Castle Thank you for asking, Diane!

I plan to have a local launch in Asheville, NC on the publication date, as well as a few signings in the months that…more
Thank you for asking, Diane!

I plan to have a local launch in Asheville, NC on the publication date, as well as a few signings in the months that follow.

My publisher, Inkshares, will take care of bookstore placement and a press release will be circulated to various outlets. ARCs are in the process of being printed, and will be shared in the coming weeks.

I also share updates on my twitter account (@JCastleWrites), and will plan to host a Goodreads giveaway in the month of August. (less)
Jacqui Castle Different things work for me on different days. Some days, I challenge myself with a timer, set it for twenty or forty minutes, and force myself to…moreDifferent things work for me on different days. Some days, I challenge myself with a timer, set it for twenty or forty minutes, and force myself to write until it beeps. Some of my best scenes have emerged that way, and often I shut off the beeping and keep on writing. Other days, music does the trick. I have a playlist I turn to when setting the mood for particular scenes. I also find that when I read for ten to twenty minutes before I start writing, that I am more inspired and ready to write. (less)
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The Seclusion

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The Seclusion Part 2

Did you know that my novel The Seclusion was crowdfunded by over four hundred people that wanted to see it out in the world?

Well, it was, and I couldn't have done this without them. I'm excited to announce that the Inkshares campaign for The Seclusion Part Two is now live!

I'm so excited to share the next installment of this story with you, but I can't do it without you! Check out these awesome... Read more of this blog post »
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"Slow going but once it got going...WOW.

Chilling tale of a not so distant future and honestly doesn't sound too far fetched. Terrifying.

Definitely looking forward to the sequel! "
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"This version of the US in the year 2090 was very well done. I really liked the world building (though what a horrific dystopian future for the USA!!) and hope there will be a sequel. "
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This was a brilliant read, and one that so clearly outlined how often white people(often those who view themselves as political progressives as I do) and their well-intentioned responses to racism don't move anything forward.

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"Excellent book! I was pulled into the story right away and couldn't put it down."
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“I knew the fear was necessary. Fear protected, fear ensured survival. Fear was the evolutionary instinct embedded in each of us, the instinct that told us to freeze when we heard a rattlesnake, or halt when we came to a cliff’s edge. Yes, the Board used that fear, but it was worth the price. Security was our reward.”
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“I knew the fear was necessary. Fear protected, fear ensured survival. Fear was the evolutionary instinct embedded in each of us, the instinct that told us to freeze when we heard a rattlesnake, or halt when we came to a cliff’s edge. Yes, the Board used that fear, but it was worth the price. Security was our reward.”
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