Jennifer Castle

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Jennifer Castle received her B.A. in Creative Writing at Brown University and worked as a celebrity publicist’s assistant, an advertising copywriter, and a struggling screenwriter (yes, that’s an actual job) before falling into a niche producing websites for kids and teens. Her debut, THE BEGINNING OF AFTER, was a 2012 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection as well as a Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best" book. YOU LOOK DIFFERENT IN REAL LIFE was a 2015 Florida Teens Read selection. Her most recent novel, WHAT HAPPENS NOW, was published in June 2016. She lives in New York's Hudson Valley with her husband and daughters. ...more

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Jennifer Castle I'll echo what my dad said to me one day when I was twelve, in the car en route to a Girl Scouts meeting: "You know, Jennifer, the only thing that wil…moreI'll echo what my dad said to me one day when I was twelve, in the car en route to a Girl Scouts meeting: "You know, Jennifer, the only thing that will ever stop you from being a writer is yourself." It's so true, it hurts.(less)
Jennifer Castle With both "The Beginning of After" and "You Look Different in Real Life," I loved writing the romantic storylines. So my current project is a summer r…moreWith both "The Beginning of After" and "You Look Different in Real Life," I loved writing the romantic storylines. So my current project is a summer romance, pure and simple (even though romances are never pure and simple, are they?). It’s about what happens when a killer crush actually leads to something, and you have to navigate that intersection of fantasy and reality. It’s about figuring out what love actually is, when you don’t have any good examples in your life to base it on, and also about cosplay, depression, and family. There's a hot guy who is amazing but not flawless, craveable but problematically complex, because “perfect” boys in YA lit really bug me. Look for it from HarperTeen circa Summer 2016.(less)
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“Indies First” and “Small Business Saturday” 2013

Let’s get small! (Right now, on the inside I am the ten-year-old nerd listening to Steve Martin’s original standup comedy album on vinyl, hoping you get the reference.) During the first-ever Sherman Alexie-founded “Indies First” campaign this Saturday, November 30, over a thousand authors will be volunteer booksellers at independent bookstores across the U.S. That’s [...]
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“It seemed like the only way to keep breathing was to focus on the here and now, moment by moment, keeping my mind frozen cold to anything else.”
Jennifer Castle, The Beginning of After

“That's the whole thing about grieving... It's part of the deal: You get to be alive and to love, but in exchange you also have to put in some serious hurt time.”
Jennifer Castle, The Beginning of After

i've found that letting something stay broken for a little while helps me understand it.
Jennifer Castle, The Beginning of After

“It seemed like the only way to keep breathing was to focus on the here and now, moment by moment, keeping my mind frozen cold to anything else.”
Jennifer Castle, The Beginning of After

“That's the whole thing about grieving... It's part of the deal: You get to be alive and to love, but in exchange you also have to put in some serious hurt time.”
Jennifer Castle, The Beginning of After

i've found that letting something stay broken for a little while helps me understand it.
Jennifer Castle, The Beginning of After

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Jennifer Castle My pleasure. So glad you're enjoying the read! ;-)


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Diana hi Jennifer thank you for being my friend can't wait to see what happens


Jennifer Castle Thanks for connecting! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book.


message 2: by ♥Rachel♥ (last edited Aug 11, 2011 04:33PM)

♥Rachel♥ Hi Jennifer, thanks for accepting my friends request. Loved The Beginning of After! It was an amazing debut!


Pamela Hey Jennifer...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


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