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Jacqui Castle

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Jacqui Castle is a novelist living and writing in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina. She is the 2020 Indie Author of the Year through the Indie Author Project(in collaboration with Library Journal and Biblioboard). Her debut novel, The Seclusion, is a Foreword Indies Book of the Year Award winner in Science Fiction and winner of the North Carolina Author Project. The sequel to The Seclusion is currently in production and is expected to hit shelves in 2021.

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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 foll…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 wr…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 pe Read more of this blog post »
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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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