Sixty Seconds with: Jackie Castle

Ten answers to ten questions in 20 words or fewer. That’s less time than it takes to burn a match*.

(*Depending on the length of the match and your tolerance for burned fingers, obviously)


Our newest Flash! Friday winner is Jackie Castle.  Read her winning story here, then take one minute to get to know her better.

1) What about the prompt inspired you to write your winning piece? Your challenge caused me to consider times when we are most likely to be contemplative. I wrote about that moment.

2) How long have you been writing flash? Umm, about a month, maybe two months now. I’m hooked.

3) What do you like about flash? The opportunity to let go and allow myself to write what I normally don’t write about. No restraints.

4) What flash advice would you give other writers? Don’t think too much. Keep it simple, but don’t be afraid to explore ideas you normally hold back on.

5) Who is a writer we should follow, and why? So new to this, I’m honestly not sure. Fave authors are Neil Gaiman, Cassandra Clare, and a few others.

6) Do you participate in other flash contests, and which? I’ve also entered the Finish That Thought challenge.

7) What other forms do you write (novels, poetry, articles, etc)? I have two teen fantasy novels out, a third in progress. Also have short stories in two anthologies.

8) What is/are your favorite genre(s) to write, and why? Favorite genre is fantasy because anything is possible.

9) Tell us about a WIP.  I’m working on book 3 of my fantasy series for teens titled The White Road Chronicles.

10) How do you feel about dragons? Just between us, I have one sitting on my desk that inspires those I write into my stories. {{Editor’s Note: Hey! I’ve got one or two at my desk too!}}

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