Angela Jackson-Brown

Angela Jackson-Brown is an award-winning writer, poet, and playwright who teaches Creative Writing and English at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. She is a graduate of Troy University, Auburn University, and the Spalding low-residency MFA program in Creative Writing.

She is the author of the novel Drinking From A Bitter Cup and has published in numerous literary journals.  Angela’s play, Anna’s Wings, was selected in 2016 to be a part of the IndyFringe DivaFest and her play, Flossie Bailey Takes a Stand, was part of the Indiana Bicentennial Celebration at the Indiana Repertory Theatre. She also wrote and produced the play It Is Well and she was the co-playwright with Ashya Thomas on a play called Black Lives Matter (Too). In the spring of 2018, Angela co-wrote a musical with her colleague, Peter Davis, called Dear Bobby: The Musical, which was part of the 2018 OnyxFest in Indianapolis, IN. Her book of poetry called House Repairs was published by Negative Capability Press in the fall of 2018, and in the fall of 2019, she directed and produced a play she wrote called Still Singing Those Weary Blues. She celebrates her third book, When Stars Rain Down, with Thomas Nelson (imprint of HarperCollins), set to be released on April 13, 2021. Angela’s new book has appeared on many prominent lists including:

  • Publishers Lunch Buzz Books
  • The Hub
  • News 21 Books by Black Authors Being Released in 2021
  • Goodreads 66 of the Years Most Anticipated Fiction by Black Authors
  • Parade Magazine’s 25 Books by Women of Color We Can’t Wait to Read in 2021
  • Paperback Paris 25 New Historical Fiction Books to Consider in Spring 2021.

Her next book will be published by Thomas Nelson in the spring of 2022. Learn more about Dr. Angela and check out more of her works.